A rendering of Solaia, a collection of 70 condominiums at 8701 Churchill Road in North Bergen — Courtesy: Skyline Development Group
By Joshua Burd
The developer of a 70-unit condominium building in North Bergen has launched sales at the property, with occupancy slated for late winter or early spring.
The builder, Skyline Development Group, has partnered with Compass Development Marketing Group to lure residents to the 14-story project at 8701 Churchill Road. The team is hoping to do so with the promise of larger, high-end homes in a less congested market, but one that still offers access to New York City, views of the Hudson River and upscale amenities.
Known as Solaia, the collection of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes has prices starting in the mid-$700,000s.
“Compass is one of the largest independent real estate brokerage firms in the country and has recently launched in New Jersey with considerable market share,” said Kristin Ehrgott, a founding broker with Compass. “Solaia will be our premier newly constructed development.”
Skyline Development Group is developing the property under a joint venture with Vasco Ventures and Mosaic Real Estate.
“This building is unique on the Hudson River waterfront with expansive floorplans and an amenity offering unlike any other,” said Louis Mont, Skyline’s founder and CEO. “We expect it to draw tremendous interest from sophisticated purchasers who not only want a large interior living space, but also a holistic and balanced approach to living with ultra-health and wellness amenities that rival those found only at a five-star resort spa. In fact, the uniqueness of Solaia has already spurred hundreds to join our wait list in anticipation of the sales launch.”
The marketing team touted Solaia’s location on an elevated, secluded street bordering the Palisades Cliffs. The property, whose design team includes Architectura and Downtown Decorators, features homes ranging from 864 to more than 1,900 square feet with upscale finishes and appliances.
Solaia is also home to 10,000 square feet of amenity space, including a three-story spa and wellness center with suspension training, boxing and yoga as part of its fully equipped fitness facility, according to a news release. Other features include a roof deck with grills, an outdoor kitchen, a co-working lounge with conference room and an owner’s lounge.
“Solaia was conceptualized with an emphasis on mind, body and spirit for wellness inside and out,” said Jaclyn Issac, founder of interior design firm Downtown Decorators. “Everything from the design of the spa-like spaces to the materials utilized in creating this residential oasis were carefully chosen to accentuate tranquility, self-care and balanced healthy living.”