A couple of weeks ago, our good friend and realtor Rich Tyson took us to an unexpected yet delightful part of the city. This is a part of the city that may surprise you when I say it, but also one that you may know well - or at least your parents may know it well. This is the High Falls area, specifically under the shadows of the Kodak State Street tower, around Jay Street to the west of the Genesee River. This is a neighborhood that offers incredible views from both up high -
- and at street level, providing us with a rich sense of tradition and Rochester pride in every way. But more on this neighborhood in a future post. For the time being, what immediately stuck out to us in this seemingly run down part of town with old warehouses (remember the former Smokestack Cowork?) and long-standing businesses like Di Paolo Baking Company, was this gorgeous loft in an inconspicuous pink building that we were taken through.
This is 19 Jay Street. It's is a 2,300 sq. ft. gem that most people have no clue exists in a section of the city that has all been all but forgotten since Kodak shed tens of thousands of jobs since the 90's. With all the latest in furnishings and appliances, this apartment is only for those who want to live the life of luxury in Rochester, and can afford the $3,000/month price tag that comes along with it. Now to many of you this may seem outrageous, but for those of us who have spent similar rents in larger metro cities for half of the space, our perspective allows us to spot a good deal instantly.
This two bedroom -
two - full bathroom complex -
- comes fully furnished with leather seating, flat-screen TV, stainless-steel gas-insert fireplace -
- beautiful kitchen with only...
...the latest stainless steel appliances.
And don't forget about the laundry. Because with that kind of rent, you're certainly not going to the laundromat to do your wash.
And two of our favorites about this place? The suspension steps leading up to the private balcony with views of the Kodak Tower as well as local artwork from artists such as Cordell Cordaro all throughout the suite. And that's not all about this place. Rent includes off-street parking, a full security system, a sound system that is fully automated and internet controlled, all utilities (yes, that means internet and A/C as well!), and a whole range of others.
If I didn't own a place already, I'd definitely live here. It's one-of-a-kind, comes furnished, and all utilities are paid for...heck, 19 Jay Street even carries my name...sounds like home to me! Check out more @theRochesteriat or Facebook.