Name/Location: Silk Lofts (Intersection of 18th Street and Avenue E, Bayonne)
Developer: Silk Lofts, LLC
Units: 85 rental apartments
Status: Leasing opened in spring 2014.
Carefully created in the century-old former Maidenform factory in downtown Bayonne, SilkLofts boasts 85 Brooklyn-style loft apartments just 800 feet from the 22nd Street Light Rail station and minutes from NYC, Jersey City and Hoboken. The landmarked century-old building offers a nostalgic living environment by combining homes with dramatic architectural elements and modern finishes and appointments, unique recreational and social amenities, outstanding views and a commuter-friendly location.
SilkLofts consists of three interconnected, five-story buildings with a fourth building overlooking an interior courtyard that will feature a limited offering of Artist lofts. A variety of floor plans are offered at SilkLofts ranging from 568 to more than 1,300 square feet of living space. Masterfully designed to reflect its historic roots, homes will combine 19th century restored elements that represent the building’s past – such as exposed heavy timber columns and brick – with modern finishes that innovatively meld it into the 21st century. A mix of old and new will be found throughout the loft residences, including soaring 12-to-20-foot ceiling heights, mahogany front doors, bamboo and oak gunstock wood floors, gourmet kitchens with Quartz countertops and Chef Islands, and washer and dryers. Bathed in natural light through newly-installed, oversized energy efficient argon filled factory windows, the residences offer a variety of views, including the New York City skyline and Bayonne Bridge.
A creative suite of amenities at SilkLofts include outdoor, landscaped pocket park will feature an herb garden, barbeque, fire pit and pizza oven. There will also be an on-site fitness center, secured on-site parking and a welcoming lobby with historic photos of the original Maidenform factory. SilkLofts has been designed to receive LEED Silver Certification (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design).