Could it be you?

By Marisa Spyker

Anyone familiar with the Jersey Shore knows that the small town of Avalon is practically right out of an All-American fairy tale, from its perfect 7-mile beach and family-friendly summer fun (think local ice cream shops and mini golf courses) to its tree-lined streets dripping with charm.

And if there ever was a home to match that picture-perfect storybook setting, this is it. Set on the town’s northern end, the five-bedroom oceanfront escape ticks all the boxes of a perfect beach house, from its classic façade and endless views to its ample outdoor space and amenities that make it an entertainer’s paradise. And good news: It’s for sale.

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Designed by Mark Asher Architects and William Bales and Company, the five-bedroom home pulls its inspiration from shingle-style houses on Nantucket, with cedar shake siding complimented by white trim and brick pillars. Lucky owners enter the home through an arched entryway, which leads into a sophisticated foyer with coffered ceilings, bluestone flooring, and a dark oak-stained stairway that leads up to the main living areas (and the spectacular views).  

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On the second floor, happy hosts will find their heaven: An open indoor-outdoor entertaining area with vaulted ceilings and a no-expense-spared kitchen with double of just about everything (fridges, sinks, dishwashers, ovens). Just off the kitchen, a separate bar area (one of two in the home) keeps another sink, fridge, wine cooler, and plenty of storage for glasses and cocktail-making goodies.

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As perfect as entertaining would be in this Jersey Shore dream house (and we haven’t even mentioned the pool area…), sending guests off at the end of the night would be just as blissful. The third floor of the home houses the fifth and final bedroom—an elegant master suite with a marble-surrounded bath and private deck for two showcasing the best views in the whole house.

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Ready to move in? This “captivating oceanfront” pad is currently on the market for $7,995,000. (And once you do settle in and send out invites for your first beach bash, just remember your friends at Coastal Living who tipped you off to this little slice of paradise.)

Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty
Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty
Tim Kerr Sotheby’s International Realty