In the 1800s, the site was home to the Alexander Thomson & Sons Pattern Makers — a business specializing in propellers. Today, the factory has been converted into a modern Jersey City dwelling. The exterior of the home stays true to its historic origins, even donning the original company sign. Not to distract from the existing structure, a zinc-clad extension rises from the rear to create a second story. The building's industrial roots still run through the interior with the salvaged wood joists and columns, concrete floors, and machinery on full display while marble and brass finishes offer a contemporary contrast. The basement was repurposed to make room for a wine cellar, infinity pool, jacuzzi, and sauna. A white metal staircase leads to the master suite. Encased in glass, the room opens out to a spacious rooftop terrace overlooking the Paulus Hook neighborhood.
Photos: Alexander Severin / Fogarty Finger Architecture and Interiors