New Condo: 720 Willow

8/5/2009:

Your thoughts?

Been walking by this building quite a bit lately – and was wondering what everyone else thought about it.

720 Willow is a modern looking five-story condo building that seems to be nearing completion.

They four remaining units for sale are stated to be 1500 sq. feet and cost between $850k – $900k each.

  • Is this considered a “fair deal” in Hoboken for what you’re getting (you get a deck too)?
  • How come some buildings in town are noticeably out of place, then I hear of other people who aren’t allowed to build in certain ways because of “historic preservation.” How do some get approval and others do not?

Take a look at the website and floor plans… Would you pay 900k? If not – what is it worth?

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16 Comments on "New Condo: 720 Willow"

plywood
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plywood

Ad copy should include: “spectacular overview of loud pie-faced denizens pouring out of Rogo’s in the wee hours. Old world charm replete with conversation starter ersatz bakery on corner”.

andynnj
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andynnj

Hell no I wouldn’t pay that. And you call those decks? With the staircases they look more like a glorified fire escape.
A lot of this design is going up around town – completely lacking in character or imagination. Just what we need in Hoboken.

MidnightRacer
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Used to be 10/11 parking spots there in the past

rag246
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rag246

I thought new construction in Hoboken was required to provide one parking spot per unit?

Andres
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You are required to have 50′ of street frontage to be allowed a curb cut in Hoboken. Anything less and the building will not have parking.

In response to rag246 who said:
I thought new construction in Hoboken was required to provide one parking spot per unit?

MidnightRacer
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I didn’t know that. However, I used to park there when it was previously a 10 car lot. So I know it was permitted for parking. Already had a curb cut. And I know it used to be a 3 story building in the past. But maybe that all changes when you build new.

In response to Andres who said:
You are required to have 50′ of street frontage to be allowed a curb cut in Hoboken. Anything less and the building will not have parking.

JohnH
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JohnH

The lot was grandfathered, but that goes out the window when you build new. Parking was not allowed because there wouldn’t be room to turn the car around inside the lot meaning you would have to back out which is unsafe and no longer permitted.

In response to MidnightRacer who said:
I didn’t know that. However, I used to park there when it was previously a 10 car lot. So I know it was permitted for parking. Already had a curb cut. And I know it used to be a 3 story building in the past. But maybe that all changes when you build new.

elainetyger
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elainetyger

The buying of Hoboken part 3546

In response to rag246 who said:
I thought new construction in Hoboken was required to provide one parking spot per unit?

Journey
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Journey

The casement windows and the balcony are so bland. I miss details that draw the eye, instead of blending in with a bunch of straight lines and monochromatic color schemes.

strand tramp
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strand tramp

it is called Minimalism.

In response to Journey who said:
The casement windows and the balcony are so bland. I miss details that draw the eye, instead of blending in with a bunch of straight lines and monochromatic color schemes.

Journey
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Journey

I know. I truly dislike the look. Give me a lovely painted lady Vicorian, mansard roofs, eyebrow windows, dormers, you know something to let your imagination explore and wonder about. Everything about the minimalist style is so transparent, what you see is what you get.

When I stand outside of Victorian with a nice copola I wonder about what is inside that room, is it used a library with a window seat and bookcases…

In response to strand tramp who said:
it is called Minimalism.

escaped68
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Try red bank,rumson or the surrounding area nowhere in hudson county

In response to Journey who said:
I know. I truly dislike the look. Give me a lovely painted lady Vicorian, mansard roofs, eyebrow windows, dormers, you know something to let your imagination explore and wonder about. Everything about the minimalist style is so transparent, what you see is what you get.

When I stand outside of Victorian with a nice copola I wonder about what is inside that room, is it used a library with a window seat and bookcases…

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