Where are you originally from?
Amanda is from Howell, NJ and grew up ‘down the shore’. Matt is from Saddle Brook, NJ in Bergen County.
What made you choose Soho Lofts as your home?
I (Amanda) lived in Cast Iron Lofts for 2 years prior to us moving in together, and watched Soho Lofts being built from the ground up. From the plans, renderings and photos, Matt and I both were obsessed and knew it had to be our new home. I believe we were one of the first tenants in the building, the walls were not even painted, the gym was under construction, but we have loved this place no matter what, from the second we walked in! This was also our first home together as a couple, and we picked little Baxter up the day after we moved in!
How did you two meet?
Matt and I met at a club in NYC called Marquee! We met 4 years ago, I was out on a girls night and he was out on a guys night. We ended up face to face because we realized our friends both knew each other. We danced until 4 AM and went on our first date the very next day. We have been together ever since, so I guess you can say it really was love at first sight. We also ended up getting engaged in Positano, Italy and you can see the beautiful photo that Matt captured on his iPhone hanging within our gallery wall.
Go to dining spot around town?
Our favorite dining spot around town is hands down Dozzino (see photo with pizza and Baxter). We actually went here on our second date, it is a BYOB spot and I remember Matt brought both red and white wine because he didn’t know which I preferred! We probably go to Dozzino about once a week, the staff and owner are like family to us. We are also having our rehearsal dinner for our wedding there this September!
Favorite part of your Soho Lofts community or home?
We absolutely love our apartment first off, we are obsessed with the floor to ceiling windows with the amazing natural light. We actually built every piece of furniture you see in our kitchen/ living room by hand from reclaimed wood. It was a fun little project we got to work on together, we saved a TON of money and we built everything to size for this specific space. We love the size of our one bedroom, it is perfect for us 3 and you cannot beat the sweeping East view of NYC uptown and downtown! Other than our unit, we LOVE to enjoy the 5th floor deck. In the summer months we are out there almost every day/night. We drink wine by the fire pits, we grill pizzas and make charcuterie boards to enjoy on the picnic tables, and love to get our tan on at the pool! I almost forgot about the dog run, I don’t know what I would do without it, Baxter absolutely loves playing with his buddies and being king of the rock! Matt, Baxter and I absolutely love all that Soho Lofts has to offer us, and it will always hold a special place in our hearts as it was our first home together.