On the Market at the Shore: Bayside Cottage in Stone Harbor
This house right on the bay is as cute as that oceanside cottage on the other side of the island. But from here, you can watch the sunset.
One of the nice features of the New Jersey barrier islands is that you can choose how you’ll take your view of the sun. You can brew a cup of coffee, go out on your deck and watch it rise over the ocean in the morning if you buy a beachfront house. Or you can mix yourself a cocktail, go out on your deck and watch it set over the back bay in the evening if you buy a bayfront house.
And in Stone Harbor right now, you can choose which kind of seashore cottage you want to live in.
On the one side, that pretty little confection right next to the ocean on 111th Street remains on the market, though some of its views will be altered a few years hence.
On the other, its more subdued cousin on a cul-de-sac that extends out into the bay went on the market just over a month ago.
This house for sale makes the most of its bayside lot by putting a deck that spans its lot right next to its main living area and connecting it to the house via a large sliding glass door and a wall of windows.
Inside, its layout is identical to the oceanside cottage’s. An open living/dining room takes up one half 0f the first floor, while the kitchen, a full bath and the master bedroom fill the other half.
Over those three rooms are two more bedrooms and a full bath, accessed by a balcony hallway overlooking the main floor.
The stained-wood walls on the main floor give this house the appearance of a cabin in the woods more than a house at the shore, but who’s quibbling?
Especially when you can experience all the colors you want out on your deck, cocktail (or mocktail) of choice in your hand, watching the sky turn from blue to bright orange to blazing red as the sun sinks over the bay.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 1,092
SALE PRICE: $2,895,000
OTHER STUFF: The sale price includes everything inside save for personal items, wall hangings and a few other excluded objects. Settlement cannot take place until after Sept. 15th. The agent, perhaps knowing what some might want to do with this property, advises that it could be torn down and replaced with a house about three times its size. Or it could be renovated and expanded.
10521 Golden Gate Dr., Stone Harbor, N.J. 08247 [Paul Leiser | Long & Foster Real Estate]