Monthly Archives: August 2012

Edison Lofts

West Orange, New Jersey

Prism Capital Partners

As Edison Lofts is a modern-day Adaptable Reuse of a century old Battery Factory of Thomas Edison in the heart of West Orange, NJ.  Along with Prism Capital Partners, Minno & Wasko repurposed this uniquely designed 400,000 square-foot historic battery factory, known as The Residences at Edison Lofts, into a vibrant community of 300 luxury residential units.

The architecture of Edison Lofts has preserved the industrial appearance of the famous factory while creating an exemplary living and retail experience to residents and visitors.  Offering 21 penthouse units, plus 279 luxury studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments ranging from 590 to 1,500 square feet, the spacious light-filled interiors boast 10-and-a-half foot exposed ceilings and large windows.  In addition, the newly constructed “The Mews at Edison Lofts,” provides 34 one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging from 746 to 1,336 square feet, 18,400 sf of retail, and a three-story, 630-space garage. 

The redevelopment of this industrial area was re-launched in 2016 and now boasts the Edison Lofts residential collection on a 21-acre campus.  Design features gracefully reference the building’s history through original exposed concrete columns and the extensive and carefully thought out renovations to preserve the historical character.  Overall, Edison Lofts presents style to a new generation, while preserving the past within the bustling city.   

  • Adaptive Reuse of an existing 6-story 430,000 sf industrial building into 300-unit luxury apartments  
  • 23,000 sf of amenities on the ground floor.  Preservation of the building’s original industrial appearance  
  • Additional construction of “The Mews at Edison Lofts” on Main Street consisting of 18,000 sf of convenience retail and 32 luxury apartments  
  • 5-story 630-space parking garage  
  • Landscaped courtyards with water amenities, formal and informal gathering areas.  
  • The project is targeted for LEED certification.
Photo Credit: Prism Capital Partners

Parkway Lofts

Bloomfield, New Jersey

Prism Property Services, LLC

Construction commenced in late 2011 for The Parkway Lofts, a signature multi-family adaptive reuse project located in convenient proximity to regional rail and bus service. The General Electric Company in 1897 built the landmark, six-story warehouse that Prism is redeveloping into 361 loft-style apartments. The loft style apartments will benefit from the 17 foot floor to floor ceiling heights and original warehouse concrete structure with heavy floor load capacity. A new story will be added to the roof with additional apartments that include private outdoor terrace space and distant views including the Manhattan skyline. The project also includes a free-standing three-level parking facility. Phase I was completed in 2013. Upon full site development, the property will be transformed into a distinctive, high-density residential village also featuring approximately 170 for-sale townhomes, a clubhouse and other lifestyle amenities, to be built as part of Phase II.

Maisano Residence

Central New Jersey

Interior design and finish selection for a 10,800 square foot, 6-bedroom custom home renovation of an existing farmhouse. The project also included specification, purchasing and installation for complete furnishing of the home.

  • Finish and furnishing scheme includes cool neutrals with accents of crystal and green.
  • Wide plank cherry hardwood flooring throughout all three levels.
  • Design of custom wood molding profiles including crown and base molding, window and door trim, and tray ceiling in master bedroom.
  • Custom window treatments.
  • Custom designed, hand painted children’s murals including a Where the Wild Things Are interpretation.
  • Finished basement including entertainment area, custom leather-upholstered bar, skee-ball and pinball arcade, and children’s soft gym.