The New Luxury Home Landscape

Home today means more than ever. As we spend more time in our homes, home schooling, working from home, and keeping our families safe and healthy. Our needs for what our homes offer has changed.

Working from home means the need for a suitable home office to take zoom calls, schooling from home requires a separate space for children to learn and focus on their work without distractions, and with much of the theaters, stadiums and parks closed, entertainment has come into the home in the form of home theaters, fire pits, outdoor kitchens, pools and backyards. Peloton bikes and home gyms are more popular than ever. And keyless entry and other smart home technology to keep us safe and healthy is expected. So, what does this mean for real estate? How has the offering of new homes changed as a result?

Kristin Ehrgott, founding Broker of Compass New Jersey shows us around some of her newest listings built for today’s buyer in mind.

Luxury living at nearly 5000 sqft, this water view custom built home is designed for the modern family. Located at the end of an exclusive road near Edgewater on the Hudson River waterfront, perched on the cliff between the George Washington Bridge and Lincoln tunnel, your commute will be a dream, that is the days you don’t work from your private home office.

Top of the line fixtures and finishes, private elevator, theatre, home gym, family room, top floor living/dining/kitchen for entertaining, full floor master suite, ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom and roof deck with NYC and water views fully equipped with outdoor kitchen and optional jacuzzi! 3 Car covered parking and close to transportation into NYC. Just 3 out of 4 Custom Homes left. BoConcept has furnished our model home, with a fully furnished option available with purchase.


Compass Development Marketing Group’s New Jersey office have launched sales for 70 upscale residences at Solaia, a 14-story building overlooking the Hudson River.

The property at 8701 Churchill Road features one- to three-bedroom homes from 864 to 1,900-plus square feet, with just seven units per floor, starting in the mid-$700,000s. Occupancy is expected toward the end of the first quarter.

Solaia was developed with three pillars in mind — attention to detail, space, and health and wellness. Almost every home includes private outdoor space and the property features 10,000 square feet of amenities, including a three-story wellness center with fitness center, private assigned owners lockers, salt therapy room, steam room with ozone cleaning technology, sauna, and jetted tub, along with relaxation areas in the spa level, as well as a roof deck equipped with BBQ grills and fire pit, a co-working space with conference room, and owner’s lounge including full kitchen, dining area, TV, billiards and ping pong.

The homes feature latch keyless entry, wifi enabled appliances and custom closets and bath tubs with anti-microbial properties.

Gym with private owners lockers, yoga room, TRX and boxing at Solaia.Owners lounge with full kitchen, billiards, ping pong and entertainment space at Solaia.


Halotherapy Himalayan Salt lounge at Solaia.


And finally, why rent when you can own? Introducing THE BECKFORD.

Seven new construction condos with direct elevator access and a shared roof deck with Manhattan skyline views in the heart of Jersey City Heights. Prices starting at $495,000 for 2 bedroom, 2 bath homes.

Selling now for late Spring 2021 move-in! Virtual tour available! Just a few condos left. As you enter from your private keyed elevator, step onto wide plank white oak hardwood floors that lead you to a light filled living and dining area with floor to ceiling windows and a kitchen fit to impress with dramatic black ice quartz countertops and Dacor Appliances. Two bedrooms and two full baths with the style and quality you expect. And to top it off, a shared roof deck with Manhattan skyline views, a shared backyard and dedicated bike storage in a neighborhood quickly becoming the next hotspot to live and invest. Surrounded by some of the best new restaurants, coffee shops, yoga studios, schools and daycare. Under 25 min to Midtown NY via bus or train. New parking garage coming soon across the street and the entire street will be getting a makeover with new pavement, new sidewalks and street lights. Commercial Retail space also available for sale for those looking to open a new business in this great new neighborhood.

For more information on these properties or others in the area, contact Kristin Ehrgott, Compass New Jersey at 973-945-0362 or ke@compasslivehere.com

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