Fabulous views and the finest craftsmanship on the boardwalk
With four floors of luxury living, a pool and panoramic views of the ocean, this historic property is the perfect seaside retreat for family gatherings and entertaining. It was also the ideal setting for a Hollywood movie, with the 1986 film Wise Guys, starring Danny DeVito and Joe Piscopo, filmed at the estate.
Located at 6003 Boardwalk in St. Leonard’s Tract, one of the premier locations in Ventnor, the home includes seven bedrooms and nine full and one half bathrooms. It is listed by Mark Arbeit in the Margate office of Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate and is being offered for $3.75 million. A gate on the property opens onto the boardwalk, making it convenient for a walk, run or bike ride along the ocean.
“This magnificent, custom-built, oceanfront home stands out as a rare beauty and is a wonderful opportunity to own a piece of history,” said Arbeit. “After a day at the beach, your family and guests can gather on the large covered porch or beside the pool for drinks while watching the sun set over the ocean.”
Built in 1920s, the home has been beautifully updated, while lovingly preserving its architectural integrity, both inside and out. Its Victorian style makes a grand impression with peaked roofs, wood trim and a covered porch with bannister—resembling the way the home looked when it was first built. Inside, the home offers the finest craftsmanship, with stained glass pocket doors, decorative fireplaces and other features that blend old-world charm with modern amenities.
Greet your guests in style in the bright and open living room with marble floors, granite fireplace, hand-painted tray ceiling and a view of the amazing grand staircase. Irving Berlin, the famous American music songwriter and composer, lived nearby and played a baby grand piano in this stately living room.
Enter the media room through stained glass pocket doors to enjoy a movie or game night with family and friends. Here, you will find a wall of custom-built cabinets with doors that close to hide a large television, dartboard and electronics when not in use.
It will be easy to cook for a crowd in the spacious custom kitchen, illuminated by multiple skylights and equipped with a huge center island, dumbwaiter, granite countertops, a Thermador indoor grill and cooktop, and Sub-Zero refrigerators. Family celebrations and dinner parties will be memorable in the beautiful dining room under the gorgeous lighted, stained glass tray ceiling.
After a day on the beach or at the pool, you will enjoy the convenience of the lower-level cabanas with a shower, three changing rooms, hand-painted, beach-themed wall murals, and a media room equipped with a large wet bar for entertaining. Your overnight guests or au pair will enjoy the privacy of an en suite bedroom on this level with a separate entrance.
Upstairs, you will find a unique owner’s suite that is so comfortable and luxurious, you will never want to leave. This suite resembles a stateroom on a cruise ship or yacht with custom cabinets, desk and double glass doors opening to a private balcony—perfect to enjoy morning coffee overlooking the ocean. Relax in the spa-like master bath with its stunning marble floors and walls, jetted tub and large shower. On this floor, you will also find another large bedroom suite.
There is plenty of space for family and guests on the third floor, where you will find four more en suite bedrooms. Take the circular stairs from this level to a large loft with skylights, ideal for use as a den, office, art or yoga studio.
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