We’ve been in our brownstone in the Hamilton Park neighborhood of Jersey City now for about five years, but trying to find this place involved many months of searching. Either the places that were within our budget needed to be completely gutted and renovated, or had been renovated and were simply too small. We did venture to look at a few condos, but the taxes were too high. One big requirement for us was outdoor space. A necessity.
This was one of my favorite places, the light was great and the back yard had a little shed and it was completely landscaped. But, at the end of the day it was a condo and we really wanted a single family home. It was a serious contender and I still walk by the building wondering who’s living there now and what it would be like for us to be there.
This is where we ended up – for some odd reason I saw tons of potential. This was way back when and since purchasing we’ve done many renovations to the exterior, which I’ll share down the line at some point.