Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners

Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners

Lambertville, NJ | Newark, NJ


Minno & Wasko-Designed Stonehill at West Orange Debuts in Essex County, NJ

By 86rkelly
May 17, '24 3:58 PM EST
Stonehill at West Orange exterior
Stonehill at West Orange exterior

An architecturally-distinct residential community designed by Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners to revitalize a former office property and harmoniously blend into a ridgetop landscape is now open for leasing in West Orange, New Jersey.

Stonehill, developed by BNE Real Estate Group, provides an enclave of sophisticated residences to suburban Essex County renters, about 18 miles from Manhattan. Located at 1000 Executive Drive, the community consists of 400+ exquisitely designed residences across three buildings, as well as more than 44,000 square feet of meticulously crafted indoor and outdoor lifestyle amenities.

Stonehill offers uniquely spacious floor plans, condo-quality appointments, and world-class services and amenities, enriching the residential landscape of the surrounding community where a new public library, public dog park, and walkable access to shopping, dining, and entertainment contribute to a well-balanced lifestyle of convenience and comfort.

Prospective residents can now choose from a variety of one- and two-bedroom layouts, with premium homes featuring additional den and private outdoor space. Monthly rental rates start from the $2,400s. Grand opening leasing specials are available for a limited time. For inquiries or to schedule a private tour, please visit or call 973-567-3553.

“At Stonehill, we truly set out to redefine what it means to live in luxury,” said Jonathan Schwartz, Partner at BNE Real Estate Group. “Our vision was to create a next-level community that combines the creature comforts of home – generous living spaces, custom storage solutions, superior finishes - with the lifestyle perks of a five-star resort. Not only are our 44,000 square feet of amenities unmatched in the marketplace, but they are intentionally redundant and robust, so residents never have to wait their turn to enjoy them. The result is an unparalleled lifestyle experience, right at our residents’ fingertips.”

Stonehill opens as part of a larger initiative that is introducing dynamic ‘live-work-play’ spaces to a former West Orange office property. A significant component of the visionary project includes the construction of a sprawling 1.5-acre public dog park built by BNE Real Estate Group, slated to open this spring.  In December, the West Orange Public Library relocated to a newly renovated building across the street from Stonehill. Additionally, the Essex Green Town Center has undergone a substantial transformation, becoming home to 26 new retail businesses, including ShopRite, Starbucks, Petco, Panera, Total Wine & More, and AMC Dine-In Theatres — all located just steps away from Stonehill.

Minno & Wasko’s alluring exterior details, earth tones, and multiple textures provide a rich visual experience. Interiors by Mary Cook Associates complement the architect’s vision and provide attractive indoor spaces for today’s discerning renters.

Inside, one- and two-bedroom residences feature only the finest of finishes and features, such as soaring 9 to 10-foot ceilings, oversized windows, modern plank flooring, stainless-steel appliances, and shaker cabinetry accented by quartz countertops. Plus, Stonehill offers all the at-home upgrades to keep its residents’ lives organized and clutter-free: abundant linen and pantry storage, generous walk-in closets outfitted with custom modular shelving, oversized washer/dryers, built-in desks, wine refrigerators, and more. Dens and private balconies are available for those looking for additional luxury living space.

Beyond their front door, residents enjoy exclusive access to not just one, but two onsite lifestyle clubs, where they can discover multiple social lounges, fitness centers, and entertainment zones that have been thoughtfully crafted to take their free time to the next level. Amenities include 24/7 concierge service, an outdoor swimming pool with private cabanas, multiple co-working lounges with private offices, an indoor and outdoor movie lounge, poker and card rooms, virtual sports simulators, multiple fitness studios with commercial-grade cardio and weight-training equipment, private dining rooms, pet spas, a kid’s playroom, outdoor BBQs and firepits, scenic walking trails, and more. Private garage parking and complimentary shuttle service to NJ Transit is also available.

Stonehill's ideal location in the heart of West Orange — a township blending suburban charm, natural beauty, and commuter convenience — offers easy access to popular attractions such as Turtle Back Zoo, Richard J. Codey Arena for ice skating, and the Treetop Adventure Course for ziplining and rope obstacles. Nature enthusiasts can explore the South Mountain Reservation and Eagle Rock Reservation, while the Orange Reservoir Waterfront provides stunning views and outdoor recreation, including a playground, waterfront walkway, picnic pavilion, fishing, paddleboat rentals, and waterside dining at McLoone’s Boathouse.

A wide variety of shopping and dining is available in West Orange, as well as in the neighboring downtowns of Montclair and South Orange. Route 280 runs east to west through the middle of town and is easily accessible from Stonehill, connecting residents to Manhattan, Newark, Jersey City and points west.

For more information about Stonehill at West Orange, visit or call 973-567-3553.  The onsite leasing office is now open daily, located at 1000 Executive Drive, West Orange, NJ 07052.