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A contemporary brownstone, 54 Bright’s aesthetic is derived from its surrounding historic neighborhood, yet the building reads as a product of the 21st century.

Area: 7,600 SF
Location: Jersey City, NJ, USA
Project Completion: 2016
Total Cost: $2,000,000
Project Type: Real-Estate Development
Services: Design-Build

54 Bright will inject quality infill into the Van Vorst Park Historic District of Jersey City. Provided will be 4 high-end residential condos in a building with a sensitive approach to the environment.The overall intent for the project is to heighten the standard level of building performance as well as to harmoniously co-exist with the existing urban fabric. Its aesthetic is derived from its surrounding historic context. 54 Bright is designed with scale, ratios, proportions, and materiality that is respectful of its neighbors while still appearing as a 21st century design.

The layout was developed to afford the residents with ample lighting and flexible spaces with a minimalist, high-end finish. The unique unit configuration creates 2 duplex penthouses each with a private rooftop terrace, as well as a 2 floor, 2 bedroom unit with recreation space and private back yard, and a single floor 2 bedroom unit, offering the area a variety of units to potential buyers.

In order to elevate its overall performance, Passive Design strategies are implemented into all aspects of the design. This ensures that the building is going to be both eco-friendly and efficient, reducing its impact on the environment while saving the residents on their utility costs. In addition, the building will have a superior insulation and will be constructed to be air tight. Because of this air tightness, operable windows will both allow for natural ventilation when necessary, as well as natural light and views, while subsequently maintaining a high level of energy efficiency. Private green spaces are accessible to the residents and collect water for irrigation of plants, reducing run-off into storm sewers and minimizing water waste.