Solaia, a new high-end condominium building at 8701 Churchill Road in North Bergen, features 70 homes and 10,000 square feet of amenity space. — Courtesy: Skyline Development Group
By Joshua Burd
A new upscale condominium tower in North Bergen is gaining momentum, securing six contracts last month for its collection of 70 homes along the Hudson River.
Skyline Development Group, the firm behind what’s known as Solaia, said the building at 8701 Churchill Road is drawing homebuyers from both New Jersey and New York City, thanks in part to its waterfront views, amenities and accessibility by car and mass transit. The developer also cited the impact of a recently reduced tax rate in North Bergen, which creates notable savings for new homebuyers over the length of their ownership.
Prices for the collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes start in the $600,000s, with limited-time incentives, while units are available for immediate occupancy.
“Solaia has successfully tapped into a broad spectrum of buyers which includes those already living on the Jersey Gold Coast, as well as prospects from Manhattan who are impressed by its ultra-luxurious, one-of-a-kind condominium lifestyle,” Louis Mont, Skyline’s founder and chief operating officer, said in a prepared statement. “The newly constructed building is attracting empty-nesters, as well as successful young professionals.”
Designed by Fort Lee-based Architectura, Solaia opened late last spring at a location between the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel. Its upscale homes range in size from 864 to more than 1,900 square feet, with private balconies for most units, while its common spaces include a three-story wellness center with high-end fitness equipment, boxing and a series of spa-style amenities.
Solaia also features a roof deck with an outdoor kitchen, a dining area, fire pits and couches, along with a co-working space with a private conference room and an owner’s lounge featuring a fireplace, billiards, a catering kitchen and a dining area. Residents, meantime, are minutes from a long list of dining and retail offerings and mass transit options such as the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail and NY Waterway ferry service.
The Marketing Directors is the building’s sales agent.
“There’s great demand for larger, high-end homes away from the congestion of New York City that still offer great access to its work centers,” said Jacqueline Urgo, president of The Marketing Directors. “Solaia delivers with upscale residences in a modern building that’s nestled in an elevated, peaceful Hudson County location, yet still just minutes from Manhattan.”