Limestone Townhouse Mansion
This outstanding limestone townhouse mansion has been meticulously restored, renovated and designed for the most discerning buyer and is ideally positioned on the most historic and significant street in Hoboken. Located less than a block away from Stevens Park and a short distance to the Hudson River waterfront walkway, PATH Train and NY Waterway Ferry to Manhattan, this home exemplifies every aspect of sophisticated townhouse living from location to amenities.
Truly no expense was spared from its original construction in 1854 to its exhaustive restoration and expansion completed in 2012. Original grandeur is evidenced by the rare and handsome historic limestone facade and the glorious original detail from the grand ten-foot-high double entrance doors to the elegantly carved inlay mahogany staircase. Every detail has been carefully considered to bring a perfect balance between its history and the modern conveniences coveted by today's discerning buyers.
504 Hudson is situated on a full 25x100 lot and encompasses five floors and approximately 8000 square feet with six bedrooms, six-and-a-half baths, three kitchens, three living rooms, two dens, an office, a gym and a custom 1200+ bottle wine cellar. This home is exquisitely designed with custom cabinetry throughout, elegant custom millwork, quarter-sawn oak hardwood floors, and fixtures from Waterworks, Dornbracht, Rohl, Jaclo, Toto and Ann Sacks. Several noteworthy features include an elevator that serves all five levels of the house, a carriage house with a private two-car garage with heated floors and a separate studio apartment, five zones of radiant heat, four zones of high velocity air conditioning, a natural gas generator that backs up the entire home and a Control4 smart home system which includes: five exterior cameras, video entry/intercom, automated shades and lighting control in key areas and 14 media zones throughout the property.
The completely finished basement, which is serviced by the elevator, consists of: a gym area, a separate play area, generous storage space including a walk-in cedar closet, a centralized media center and a custom designed temperature-controlled 1200+ bottle wine cellar.
The ground floor is best described as an entertainer's dream with two distinct living areas separated by a secondary kitchen that all flow seamlessly together, perfect for entertaining large parties in comfort and style. The expansive rear living room merges indoor and outdoor living with an array of six folding glass doors that span the entire width of the house. The brilliantly designed rear courtyard is serene and luxurious with rich ipe benches, a gas fire table with granite surfaces, an irrigation system for shrubs, a hanging wall garden and a built-in gas grill with granite counters and storage. The entire garden level comes complete with integrated speakers including surround sound for the individual seating areas and a stunning modern bathroom with a glass enclosed shower.
It is difficult to overstate the magnificence of the parlor level, from the moment you step inside the grand original ten-foot-high double entry doors you experience the sense of history and opulence that defined the period of its original construction. The hand-carved mahogany newel post is an object of ornate wonder as it evokes the craftsmanship of the Italianate era of townhomes that were built on Hudson Street at the time. The tasteful selection of tiles from contemporary tile designer Ann Sacks in the foyer are a wonderful and fitting compliment to the stateliness of the striking Mahogany inlay paneling and staircase. The parlor floor's 12-foot high ceilings combined with dual original restored 24-carat gold antique mirrors placed over twin original marble fireplace mantels are simply stunning in design and scale. The formal living room includes a working gas fireplace and offers open views over the lawn of the DeBaun Auditorium and a pair of oversize French doors lead to a balcony with views of Stevens Park and the Hudson River. Separated from the living room by a gracious archway the expansive open formal dining area comfortably seats ten. The elegant powder room is striking and handsomely designed featuring Thassos marble and Ann Sacks tile. Adjacent to the dining room at the rear of the parlor level is the ultimate gourmet chef's kitchen with 12-foot high coffered ceilings, a massive cherry island with a two-inch-thick marble countertop, floor-to-ceiling custom cabinetry with a library ladder, a 60" dual fuel Wolf double oven with 6 burners and a stove top griddle, a 48" built-in Subzero refrigerator, under counter fridge drawers, dual Miele dishwashers and dual sinks including a farmhouse sink carved out of marble with a custom Dornbracht faucet. This impressive eat-in kitchen also offers a seating area for eight with a built-in bench, a hidden office cabinet, a walk-in pantry, automated blinds, invisible speakers and an automated garage door TV cabinet.
Located on the third floor, the luxurious master bedroom features 10'6" high coffered ceilings, a working gas fireplace with an original marble mantel and oversize windows that allow natural light to pour in and provide a clear view over the lawn of the DeBaun Auditorium. Separated from the master bedroom by two large walk-in custom closets with pocket doors, the exquisite master bath features Waterworks fixtures, Ann Sacks marble mosaic floor tile, built-in medicine cabinets, a separate toilet closet with custom storage cabinetry, a unique double vanity carved out of a single piece of marble and a frameless glass steam shower with oversized rain showers. In addition to the master suite, the third floor also has an office, a guest bedroom with an en-suite full bathroom and a sitting/TV room.
The top floor is superbly devised to be efficient yet spacious and is enhanced with ten foot ceilings and two skylights which flood the large landing and hallway with sunlight. The fourth floor offers four well-proportioned bedrooms, each with its own spacious closet with custom organizers, and two full superbly finished bathrooms both of which feature dual sinks, storage and pocket doors for privacy. An impressive laundry room finished with marble tiles and granite countertops contains dual sets of full-size washers/dryers, a utility sink and cabinetry designed for laundry organization. There is also a TV room/den and a communal desk area on the landing at the top of the stairwell.
Garage and Studio Apartment:
A separate two-story carriage house with a copper roof and gutters contains both the garage and a studio apartment that can be accessed by passing through the courtyard garden or utilizing Court Street, the quaint cobblestone road at the rear of the property. The private two-car garage can accommodate two large SUVs and has radiant floor heating. Located above the garage is a 500 square foot studio apartment that can be used as a guest suite or rented for additional income. The apartment features 12'6" vaulted ceilings, nine windows, custom kitchen cabinetry, stone countertops, separate heating/cooling and a space saving custom murphy bed/shelving unit with a glass door by Italian designer Clei.