The Raphael: Once-in-a-Lifetime Historic Living in Hoboken

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The tree-lined streets of Hoboken feature historic brownstones and traditional apartment buildings but a few properties including factories, firehouses, and church buildings serve a new purpose as converted residences, the latest of which is The Raphael, located at 901 Bloomfield Street. This truly unique piece of real estate combines history with function and high-end beauty, offering a home full of character with seamless modern conveniences that elevate your everyday. Keep reading to learn more about the property and Peter Cossio, the team lead at Hudson Realty Group @ Brown Harris Stevens who is overseeing the sale of the one-of-a-kind residences inside this stunning building.

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The Historic Property

Originally a church designed by New York architectural firm French, Dixon & DeSaldern in 1891 — and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006, The Raphael has been painstakingly restored and converted into a collection of beautiful and expansive custom-built homes located in uptown Hoboken. The developers have managed to perfectly complement this architecturally significant and historic property with juxtaposing modern interiors.

Every residence offers unique architectural details including soaring double-height ceilings, a bell tower studio, a turret, and multiple terraces offering expansive views of both the building and surrounding streetscapes. 

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The High-End Interiors

The exquisite open kitchen is finished with custom-fitted cabinetry, Taj Quartzite waterfall countertops + backsplash, and a collection of state-of-the-art appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, wine storage, Wolf range, and a Miele under-counter microwave. The luxurious master suites feature floor-to-ceiling tiles by AKDO, brass fixtures by Hansgrohe, Perlato soaking tubs, and seriously luxurious showers with digital thermostat control and heated floors for an at-home spa experience. Every home features full-size washer/dryers, modern white oak quarter-sawn wide plank hardwood floors, and Lutron lighting and video security for an added measure of safety.

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The Uptown Location

The Raphael is a once-in-a-lifetime offering and is unparalleled in its combination of history, design, and location. With easy access to Hoboken’s 14th Street NY Waterway Ferry and one short block from Washington Street’s boutique shopping, restaurants, as well as the NJ Transit bus route for access to Manhattan’s Port Authority bus terminal, this location can’t be beaten.

Located at 901 Bloomfield Street in Hoboken, three units are for sale and ready for the first owners following the extensive renovation. *One unit is currently under contract*

Hudson Realty Group @ Brown Harris Stevens

Peter Cossio leads the Hudson Realty Group and has been a member of the New Jersey Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence for the past 18 years. The team includes Clare Cossio, Kim Sullivan-Beier, Westley Page, and Richard Woodhull. As a team, they have been expanding their presence and dominance in the Hoboken and Jersey City markets, being named the firm’s Top NJ Team of the year consecutively from 2014-2018 and again in 2020. HRG is dedicated to understanding the needs of its clients and providing them with insight into the fast-changing real estate market. 

Hudson Realty Group @ Brown Harris Stevens continues to earn many top awards including the Producer’s Council Award for being ranked within the Top Grossing Agents Company-wide and have achieved the prestigious NJ Realtors Circle of Excellence Award at the Platinum Level from 2013 to 2020. The team has also made Hoboken history, having listed and brought the buyer to the highest-priced multi-family home ever sold {2016} and brought the buyer to the highest-priced single-family home ever sold {2020}.

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The HRG @ Brown Harris Stevens office is located at 200 Washington Street in Hoboken. For inquiries on The Raphael or for any of your real estate needs, please call 201-478-6714 or email hrg@bhsusa.com.

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Originally from North Carolina, Ainsley became a proud Hoboken Girl years ago. As a freelance journalist she has written about everything under the sun for the past six years. She works from her home office in uptown Hoboken or sometimes from Choc-o-Pain, because nothing says “freelancer” like working from a café with a fresh croissant nearby. As the mother of one very fast toddler, she has a passion for self-care, parenting hacks, and discovering all the fun things the Mile Square has to offer.