There’s nothing like fresh air and a space of your own – two reasons why patios and balconies are so sought after in the city. Even the smallest space can be transformed into an oasis, a little getaway if you will. Hoboken and Jersey City residents have gotten creative with their outdoor spaces, despite the limited space. We thought it’d be fun for locals to share how they decorated their patio/balconies including the square footage, design inspo, budget, and more. This month features a multi-family home in Jersey City, a Hoboken building facing the Manhattan skyline, a Jersey City rental building with a huge outdoor space, and a Willow Terrace home in Hoboken. Read on for the next four features of our new Urban Space Series.
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Ashley Zazzarino’s Patio
Ashley and her husband, Brian, rent an apartment in a multi-family home in Jersey City Heights. They are both writers and work in the TV and Film industry.
HG: What is the square footage of the balcony?
AZ: Our balcony is 60 square feet.
HG: What type of building do you live in?
AZ: We live in an apartment in a multi-family home.
HG: What was the design concept + goal of the space?
AZ: When we first moved into this space in 2019, we didn’t have huge plans for the balcony. But once the pandemic hit and we were both out of work and forced to stay home, we