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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plywood
plywood
Thursday, August 6, 2009 11:20 am

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
andynnj
Thursday, August 6, 2009 9:44 am

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
MidnightRacer
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 3:11 pm

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

rag246
rag246
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 2:28 pm

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

Andres
Reply to  rag246
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 3:08 pm

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
MidnightRacer
Reply to  Andres
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 3:35 pm

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
JohnH
Reply to  MidnightRacer
Thursday, August 6, 2009 8:31 am

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
elainetyger
Reply to  rag246
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 2:58 pm

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
Journey
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 2:17 pm

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
strand tramp
Reply to  Journey
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 3:12 pm

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
Journey
Reply to  strand tramp
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 3:44 pm

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
escaped68
Reply to  Journey
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 7:42 pm

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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