Spacious, modern, and storm-ready, the South Beach Shores townhouse community, built over the last year in Ortley Beach, is an illustration not only of the island’s turnaround after Superstorm Sandy, but a prime opportunity for prospective Shore residents become part of the community, its builders say.
Located on Route 35 north between 8th and Fielder avenues, the eight-unit complex features a parking deck underneath the raised building, and outdoor showers to finish up a day at the beach, which is only steps. Inside, each unit is 1,500 square feet with three bedrooms and two and-a-half bathrooms, complete with gas fireplace, tankless water heaters and even the option of a living room wine bar.
The complex was developed by R. Stone and Company, a family-owned and operated company since 1976 based in Toms River. It replaced an apartment building, said Kathleen Stone, one of the developers.
“Our partner owned the land, and by the time we got involved, he had demolished it,” she said, opening to opportunity to construct a new concept from the ground up.
The townhouses are a contrast between the two extremes most often associated with Shore towns – tiny bungalows and gigantic single-family residences. Each two-floor unit offers Kohler fixtures and faucets, wood cabinetry, granite tops and stainless appliances. The
“This is the only new-construction town home in Ortley Beach, on the ocean block, that is available,” said Mary Delia, realtor for the remaining four units that are available.
Delia said the building represents the “new Ortley Beach,” a post-Sandy paradigm of stronger building and a changing community. The building itself is raised, and is built in such a way that even street noise from below cannot easily penetrate its walls and windows. The buyers, so far, are also reflective of the community’s slow-but-steady transformation into a more year-round neighborhoods.
“We’re getting a lot of people coming here to live year-round,” said Delia. “It’s really great. It’s exciting, and real estate is going up.”
In addition to the covered parking below the building, each unit is assigned a “huge” storage space. Inside, there are walk-in closets and ample storage capacity. Modern security features includes a code-based entry, as well as centralized smoke detectors and sprinklers.
Even the floors are tailor-made for the Shore environment, featuring a special engineered wood that can withstand humidity changes and errant grains of sand tracked home from the beach.
“For expansion and contraction, you have to be care in the Shore areas, this cuts that down by a large amount,” said Stone. “It’s a new look, and a very nice product for wear and tear.”
An grand opening event is being held at the complex Sept. 16 from 12 noon to 4 p.m., which will also feature hot dogs and Rita’s ice served to all who come.
Editor’s Note: Those interested can contact Mary Delia direct to schedule a tour or with any questions of South Beach Shore Townhouses at 732-998-7780 cell or 732-830-1292 office.