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BKSK Architects Partners With Executive Architect Kitchen and Associates for New Luxe Rental in Jersey City's Historic Bergen-Lafayette

By 86rkelly
Apr 22, '20 2:37 PM EST

The recently-launched 295J in Jersey City, NJ’s historic Bergen-Lafayette boasts a design aesthetic that embraces the fabric of the culturally-rich neighborhood while delivering a modern living experience for today’s renter.

Designed by BKSK Architects in partnership with Executive Architect Kitchen & Associates, the new five-story steel-and-brick-clad building references the industrial style of the immediate area, with variations in the materials breaking the massing down to a residential scale. Inside, the interiors continue to reflect industrial cues from the neighborhood. The lobby serves as a refined living room, where walls display large pieces of art tied back to the local artist community.

Residential corridors are softened with moments of artistic graphic wall coverings unique to each floor, and doors are accentuated with dark grey full height surrounds and pinspot lighting displaying brass apartment numbers.

Located at 295 Johnston Avenue, 295J delivers 309 modern residences to the neighborhood which is imbued with an existing street-art vibe. Lying just west of Downtown Jersey City, the area marries a convenient location easily accessible to Manhattan, the Hudson River waterfront and Liberty State Park with a dynamic art, dining and nightlife scene.

Developed by Ironstate Development Company in partnership with Brookfield and Landmark Development, the building features an art-filled lobby with 24/7 Concierge service and Amazon lockers, a fully equipped fitness center, and The Study, a cozy resident lounge ideal for working at home. Outside, a heavily landscaped courtyard by Belgian landscape designers at Bureau Bas Smets is home to a pool, BBQ grills, fire pits and ping pong. The pet-friendly building also provides a dog-wash station and a rooftop dog run with views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. Covered parking is available at ground level.

A collection of stylishly appointed studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom layouts is available with immediate occupancy. Each apartment features keyless entrance technology, large windows to maximize natural light, kitchens with modern Whirlpool appliances and Caesarstone grey countertops, in-home Whirlpool washer/dryers and individual heating/cooling systems.

Prospective renters can virtually tour the building’s living and amenity spaces by visiting

Residents will also appreciate 295J’s location near a number of neighborhood recreational, dining and entertainment pursuits. Liberty State Park is virtually 295J’s backyard, offering more than 1,200 acres of public open space, while the Liberty Science Center offers an ever-evolving interactive museum experience, the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, and the innovative $280 million Sci-Tech City opening in a few years.

Downtown Jersey City, Hoboken and Manhattan are easily reached via the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Liberty Park Station which is just steps from 295J. Nearby Route 78 provides a pathway to the Holland Tunnel, as well as points west.

295J is located at 295 Johnston Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304.