JERSEY CITY, N.J. – A crowd of people turned out on a beautiful June evening to enjoy the summer season and obtain an up-close look at the world-class outdoor recreational amenities at Crystal Point, the iconic 42-story condominium building rising in downtown Jersey City.
Held on the expansive outdoor deck which overlooks the Hudson River, the four-hour prospect event allowed guests to mingle and enjoy traditional summer fare, while absorbing the magnificent forever views at Crystal Point as dusk fell on the Manhattan skyline.
When not marveling at the building’s picturesque vistas that stretch from downtown New York City to the George Washington bridge, guests toured the 6th Floor outdoor amenities which include a sparkling pool, giant hot tub, private cabanas and lounge chair seating, as well as two BBQ’s and dining area, fire pit and a children’s play area. Those who ventured indoors experienced country club-style facilities such as the expansive lounge with billiard and poker tables and flat screen televisions, and separate screening room to the state-of-the-art fitness center, children’s play room and Crystal Spa with a thermal bath, sauna, steam and treatment rooms.
The building also offers a professional concierge, valet parking and will feature a lobby level restaurant.
“We couldn’t have been more pleased with the turn-out and the overall response to Crystal Point,” notes Brian Fisher, principal of Fisher Development, which is developing the collection of 269 residences on the final piece of developable land facing Manhattan in downtown Jersey City.
“The goal was to provide buyers and their families and friends with an opportunity to experience, even for just a few hours, what living in this wonderful building is really like. Many were already familiar with the upscale condominium homes and this was their chance to enjoy spectacular views of Manhattan and the in-building amenities that separate Crystal Point from other condominium buildings on New Jersey’s Hudson River ‘Gold Coast.”
Sales and development milestones are quickly becoming the norm at Crystal Point. Earlier this year, the building was recognized with the prestigious Gold Award for “Community of the Year” during the 2010 National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) annual International Builders’ Show. Equally significant, an amazing 100-plus condominium homes have been closed at Crystal Point since the start of 2010.
Crystal Point features a crystalline-style glass exterior and has been designed to maximize the building’s waterfront setting and views of the ever changing Manhattan skyline. Inside, one-, two-and three bedroom homes will range from 800 to 1,817 square-feet and offer an array of premium finishes. Residents will also benefit from free on-site parking.
“Features will include kitchens with Italian Pedini wood and glass cabinetry, sparkling quartzite counters, under-cabinet task lighting, full height pantries, islands with breakfast bars and a full Jenn-Air appliance suite,” says Adrienne Albert, CEO of The Marketing Directors, Inc., the building’s marketing and exclusive sales agent..
“Floor-to-ceiling windows will drench the homes in natural light and many of the residences will offer river front balconies. Each residence will also have SMART home technology capabilities and a washer and dryer.”
Homes at Crystal Point are made even more attractive thanks to a 30-year tax abatement that has been granted to the building. Residences are priced from the low-$500,000s.
Created by the renowned New York City architectural firm Gruzen Samton LLP, the distinctive design of the landmark Crystal Point building maximizes its unrivaled waterfront location and creates homes with modern, open and furnishable living areas.
“Unlike many high-rise developments which often seem cavernous with long hallways, we split the Crystal Point plan in half with elevators positioned in the middle of the residential floors to create short corridors and provide the building a very intimate feel,” says Jordan Gruzen (FAIA) of Gruzen Samton. “We utilized multiple façade planes to break the building‘s mass up and ensure that every home had magnificent views. Each condominium was designed so from the moment the front door of each home is opened one is aware of the views and the light emanating from the water.
“The layouts of the homes themselves often create large square rooms and sprawling living spaces that are open, airy and extremely functional.”
Crystal Point is conveniently located between the Paulus Hook and Newport sections of Jersey City and steps from PATH trains at both Exchange Place and Newport with direct access into New York City and a Light Rail station.
For additional information on Crystal Point, please call 201-433-7778 or visit www.crystalpointcondos.com.