The Least Beachy Beach House in Longport
Here is your suggested soundtrack for this post, obviously. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
We cannot wait much longer to be released into the long weekend. Which for many of us means the year’s inaugural Shore trip. Of course we happen to know a few people for whom the Jersey Shore holds no holiday nostalgia. For those people, we introduce this very unusual Longport home. We dare you to find even one example of typical beach kitsch.
The listing describes the home as among the last remaining Longport “cottages” (a funny term for a six-bedroom $3.175 million property) from the turn of the century. Which perhaps accounts for the Tudor style and overall un-beachiness. Despite being just one house off the shore, this home features distinctly inland characteristics like exposed beams, fireplaces and leaded glass windows. But then, it also has an outdoor shower, a sun deck overlooking the beach and no heating. So it’s not entirely un-shore-like.
Our favorite room in the home is on the top floor. It looks like the sleepover attic of our childhood dreams and still looks like it would be a great place to take a nap after getting a little too much sun this weekend.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 3 full, 2 half
Square feet: 3,500
112 S. 22nd Ave., Longport Borough, NJ
TREND photos via Long and Foster Real Estate Longport
Listing: 112 S. 22nd Ave., Longport Borough, NJ 08403