Hoboken’s oddest property

4/22/2010:

Home resembles “a room for rent”

I’m always mystified at this property at 834 Park Avenue in Hoboken. So out of place in the neighborhood. You wonder how it came to be!

Taking a look at the tax records, it appears to be one of two separate homes on the same 20×100 plot of land.

It’s amazing how folks years ago could comfortably live in such small spaces. Nowadays, you have super-sized living, and tons of junk to collect in your massive homes.

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7 Comments on "Hoboken’s oddest property"

elainetyger
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elainetyger

I’ve never been in the front house, but I showed the rental duplex on the entry and top floors of the rear house several times when I used to sell real estate. I’m guessing the front house is also a rental. The property owner at the time lived a couple of blocks away.

iforgotmymantra
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iforgotmymantra

This remains my shipping container dream “estate”:

nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/07/15/di...0090716-rogerblack-slideshow_2.html

plywood
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plywood

Love it! Love your screen name – I think of Jeff Goldblum every time. Ken on Ten’s post rocks too.
In the interest of Earth Day, one more take:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/22/garden/22garage.html

In response to iforgotmymantra who said:
This remains my shipping container dream “estate”:

nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/07/15/di...0090716-rogerblack-slideshow_2.html

iforgotmymantra
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iforgotmymantra

Another great Times real estate pictoral. These are always transporting, in some way, to look at on days when the economy is feeling particularly grim in our zip code. I just think “wow, look at that 5 bedroom in Chippewa Falls, WI!” – not so bad after all.

In response to plywood who said:
Love it! Love your screen name – I think of Jeff Goldblum every time. Ken on Ten’s post rocks too.
In the interest of Earth Day, one more take:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/22/garden/22garage.html

plywood
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KenOn10
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KenOn10

Those containers look a lot like Cammarano’s new place.

I bet 834 Park is more appealing, like

http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/houses/

In response to plywood who said:
This house was way ahead of it’s time:

http://www.containerhouse.com/

green.yahoo.com/blog/daily_green_ne...zing-shipping-container-houses.html

mooshu
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mooshu

I think I could live there :). Not a lot of crap in our house.

Does it offer a yard?

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