Who doesn’t love a cottage by the sea?
Tasteful Friends: a Quaint Cottage by the Sea!
|by Anonymous||reply 129||Last Sunday at 5:56 PM|
How can the owners bear to part with it?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/10/2021|
How charmingly simple, quaint and unpretentious.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/10/2021|
The neighbours should club in together and buy it to burn.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/10/2021|
I don't suppose the owners would be of Italian heritage?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/10/2021|
Let's at least see the sea and make sure it isn't littered with needles and syringes.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/10/2021|
Maybe it be engulfed in a giant wad of saltwater taffy and be pushed into the sea.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/10/2021|
Why have just one home when you can have 17 homes, and jam 'em all together on a corner lot across from a Little League field?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/10/2021|
The view of industrial power lines and telephone poles is unrivaled, particularly at this time of year.
I say either Italian-American owners, or Persian or Syrian Jews. Just a hunch.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/10/2021|
If the photo on the left is any indication, the owners are orange.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/10/2021|
Burn it with fire!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/10/2021|
Syrian Jews are in Deal in the real mansions.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/10/2021|
If I were visiting the owners I'd be out of sorts by the time I got to the front door, what with those steps.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/10/2021|
That's very little view for lots of vacuuming.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/10/2021|
Modeled after the Presidential Palace in Tajikistan.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/10/2021|
Yes,its ghastly and over the top,but not as nearly hideous as some weve seen on here. They sure stuck to the Beach theme!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/10/2021|
I don't suppose R4 would be a racist transphobic cisf@g and probably a moolie-lover and thus racist against Italians like all you moolies and moolie-lovers turn out to be Every. Single. Time?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/10/2021|
How many horses lost their heads for this guniea-tacky abomination?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/10/2021|
I just Google Mapped it and it is surrounded by modest homes and a cheap motel.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/10/2021|
They should have considered resale.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/10/2021|
The exclamation mark in the subject line made me think this said "Quaint Cottage by the Seal" at first, and to be honest, a dead seal near the place might actually help.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/10/2021|
There are too many pastels for it to be Chinese.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/10/2021|
Turn it into a gay guesthouse.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/10/2021|
Why are the power and communication utilities up on poles? And so many of them? What is the long shed on the patch of wasteland?
I had the impression that New Jersey was quite nice or at least 'modern'.
That's a lot of money to live in such a rundown area. Nevermind the fact that the decor is, um, interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/10/2021|
Wildwood is Deplorable Central, home of the traitorous Jeff Van Drew.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/10/2021|
The inside looks like the interior of a MAFIA palace
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/10/2021|
Yeah, the gay mafia.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/10/2021|
That's some Jersey EyeTalian realness right there.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/10/2021|
Tell me again, how much money did they pay Snooki?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/10/2021|
What a grim beach town. How to make living by the ocean depressing.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/10/2021|
It's a bit gauche, n'est ce pas?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/10/2021|
A really bad house in a gross little town.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/10/2021|
Wildwood has definitely improved somewhat but it’s still deplorable central for the Jersey shore.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/10/2021|
I didn't know the Sopranos had a summer home.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/10/2021|
With better colors it could be a cheerful little whorehouse by the sea.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/10/2021|
All of the southern jersey shore is disgusting with the possible exception of the historic part of Cape May. Concrete, asphalt, stucco, power lines and shitty delis/pizzerias as far as the eye can see, even in monied enclaves like Stone Harbor and Avalon.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/10/2021|
Such an elegant neighborhood, and the landscaping is so tastefully done.
Arabs or Roma.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/10/2021|
[quote]All of the southern jersey shore is disgusting with the possible exception of the historic part of Cape May.
I love the S Jersey shore.
Avalon, Stone Harbor, Ventnor, Ocean City, Longport, Brigantine
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/10/2021|
It's not even on the beach.
It's over 2 blocks away.
So they're surrounded by the neighborhood on four sides rather than three.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/10/2021|
Serious question: where do The Gays go in the Jersey Shore?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/10/2021|
Current owner works in waste management
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/10/2021|
Bud Fox: "Jesus you could have had a whole beach house for that" [the price paid for a painting].
Darien [sarcastically, with condescension]: "Sure you could, in Wildwood, New Jersey.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/10/2021|
It triggered a migraine just looking at it
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/10/2021|
R42 - Asbury Park, which is much further north
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/10/2021|
Thanks, R47. Is it a good first-time getaway for a random weekend? Or is it seasonal rentals, like The Hamptons or Fire Island?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/10/2021|
Most of the hotels/motels are fully booked on weekends in summer, R48. I was in Asbury last summer at the height of the pandemic, and even then, the town was packed, as was every other town including Avon-by-the-Sea, Bradley Beach, Ocean Grove, and Belmar.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/10/2021|
Claaaaaassy. And so democratic! It has a view of the power lines and poor-folk apartment blocks.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/10/2021|
Here's another view - love the statue!
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/10/2021|
I bet there are big creamy canolis in that palace all summer.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/10/2021|
The most tasteful thing in the house was the Bosch washer and dryer. Although Miele is better.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/10/2021|
Oh I dont know R53,I thought those boat beds were adorable .
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/10/2021|
From what I can find, the owner an insurance salesman! And not Italian, Russian, etc. just a random person with no taste. Also, saw some legal stuff that might indicate why they’re selling.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/10/2021|
What a gaudy eyesore crammed right into a busy neighborhood without even small patches of ground and a surrounding wall as a buffer. And what's up with that isolated toilet in the bathroom? It's downright spooky (or is that some dreadful 3D perspective?)
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/10/2021|
For everyone playing at home, this is Wildwood New Jersey and this family is most definitely Italian. Not Arab or Roma or Persian or Syrian Jews. Jersey (or NY or Philly) EYEtalians.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/10/2021|
"Current owner works in waste management"
As do the architect and interior designer.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/10/2021|
Not Italian, r57. Google the address—the owner’s name will pop up in some of the results. Insurance salesman in Philly burbs. Name is not Italian but I don’t want to dox him here. Although you are right in that Wildwood is mostly Italian!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/10/2021|
I blame the architect for something like that. A plastic surgeon would lose his license for such an abomination……. Oh wait….never mind….
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/10/2021|
The thumbnail alone made me gasp. Who requests limoncello cream as a home color?
|by Anonymous||reply 61||06/10/2021|
I like the coral bedspread
|by Anonymous||reply 62||06/10/2021|
But at least the views of telephone polls, apt buildings and what looks to be a prison courtyard, are quite breathtaking.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||06/10/2021|
The excessive overuse of pastel colors makes me want to kill someone. Preferably the host who had the glorious idea to use pastel colors so excessively.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/10/2021|
I live in Delaware County, right outside of Philadelphia. Wildwood is where folks in Delaware county AKA Delco summer at the shore. Wildwood has a HUGE Irish Weekend celebration in the early fall: Irish music, dancing, retailers selling stuff. I think half of Delco is there during Irish Weekend.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||06/10/2021|
Italian-American Suburban Ersatz Baroque is comfort food for me. I grew up with Jews in contemporary mid-century modern houses with Scandinavian furniture, WASPS in shabby chic 100 year old bourgeois homes, and Italians in homes that gradually morphed into this as the wealth built. Except in the 60s and 70s they had much BETTER taste in "lux" - it was usually to have Murano chandeliers, and cheerful terrazzo floors, and a good eye for color and fabric. The scale of furniture was smaller, too.
I have so many fond memory of my friends and their families in such homes. So I can't hate on them. This one suffers from poor quality and scale of the "lux" and also some dreadful colors.
If one has a happy family, such a house at shore would be a lot of fun for everyone. Even the Jersey Shore. A kids paradise. Well, at least back then, in the free-roaming kids days.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||06/10/2021|
I grew up on Staten Island; the interiors were actually more restrained than I was expecting based on life experience.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/10/2021|
Tell me you are "new money" without telling me you are new money!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||06/10/2021|
R53, are those Bosch commercial units?
(And I too am a Miele ho)
|by Anonymous||reply 69||06/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 70||06/10/2021|
I've stayed at some nice hotels in Italy (Daniele and Metropole in Venice, Eden in Rome) and I found the over the top design in those hotels sumptuous and enchanting. (Mary!) But why does Italianate always look so dreadful? Is it the "-ate"?
Hidjis on all counts.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/10/2021|
Wildwood was always the tackiest of southern NJ beach towns - working class Italian, Polish, Irish. Very different than nearby towns like Cape May, Ocean City and Avalon/Stone Harbor.
Like all beach communities, houses near the beach or the bay in all of these towns are now very expensive despite the fact that houses are literally packed together on tiny lots. Builders fit the absolute biggest house they can on a lot. I haven’t been to the NJ shore for 25 years but from the looks of this house, Wildwood has not changed.
The southern NJ towns are mostly populated in the summer by those from Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, the suburbs and southern NJ. Many suburban Philadelphians I grew up with had summer places along the New Jersey shore.
Beach towns north of Atlantic City is where New Yorkers would go. Philadelphia gays would go to Rehobeth Beach, Delaware and New York gays, if they’re desperate enough to go to NJ, would go to Asbury Park.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/10/2021|
Cape May is the kind of place where you can’t have aluminum siding. A pleasant but dull place. Rehoboth had a long decline in the 60s like a lot of places but has comeback over the last few decades. The gay part is rather small, but there is a dedicated group of elder gays who keep a lot of things going.
I haven’t been to Wildwood in ages but I liked it because it wasn’t pretentious like Cape May and had more going on than Rehoboth which is really three different towns and a bit of a sprawlburg. Despite the gays and the middle class DCers who go there, Rehoboth is in a very right wing county.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||06/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 74||06/10/2021|
It's hard to believe now, but Atlantic City was a gay haven in the 1960s and early 70s. Lots of gay bars and hotels. The gay beach was right in the very heart of town in front of the Claridge Hotel. New York Avenue, Snake Alley were lined with gay locales. There was even a gay diner Lyle's. And gay discos.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||06/10/2021|
[quote]Cape May is the kind of place where you can’t have aluminum siding.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/10/2021|
I can hear the plastic on the furniture from the pictures alone.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||06/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 78||06/10/2021|
This may be the most spectacularly awful home showcased here. The kids' boat beds are cute, that's the only thing nice I have to say.
As others have noted, the beyond the house, the location, lack of yard/grounds is just awful.
The exterior color is terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||06/10/2021|
[quote] What is the long shed on the patch of wasteland?
It’s the clubhouse/dugout for the little league field across the street. Anyone would pay a premium to not have to sit in the bleacher section!
|by Anonymous||reply 80||06/10/2021|
Hideous. They even manage to fuck up that outdoor area too. You need to have landscaping, not a cement slab. It is a rip down. Now, they fucked up the pool, it is even more expensive to rip down. Unbelievable.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||06/10/2021|
It's just awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||06/10/2021|
This bathroom made me laugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||06/10/2021|
This place is gawwwww-jus! 💅🏽
|by Anonymous||reply 84||06/10/2021|
This is what I instantly thought of.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||06/10/2021|
84 replies and no one has mentioned the glimpse of the shirtless husband next to the bed in the master bedroom, photo 43?
|by Anonymous||reply 86||06/10/2021|
its the only home in Wildwood with this staggering price. Cross the tiny channel to Cape May and many are this price.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||06/10/2021|
Is that The Sopranos weekend home?
I doubt there's any Roche Bobois furniture in there! 😂 🤣
|by Anonymous||reply 88||06/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 89||06/10/2021|
Apparently, these days there are way too many low-rent tacky people with more money than taste and brains.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||06/10/2021|
We all think that it's fucken' elegant. Classy as fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||06/10/2021|
I won’t post the guy’s name, but this is his house in suburban Philly (the rumor was that it was Pink’s mother’s house, but she has taste). Just as quaint!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||06/10/2021|
Oh wow. That is bananas.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||06/10/2021|
R92, that looks inspired by King Friday's castle on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||06/10/2021|
The room with the clouds painted on the ceiling was very...blue.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||06/10/2021|
I love the way you can sit on your balcony and count all the power lines....
"See if you can grab one with your hand, darling."
|by Anonymous||reply 96||06/10/2021|
This has Teresa Giudice's klassy style stamped all over it...
|by Anonymous||reply 97||06/10/2021|
There's nothing worse than illiterate trash with money.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||06/10/2021|
Nothing says class like a chandelier in the kitchen.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||06/10/2021|
Ugh, that's the same guy @ R92? I drive by that house occasionally and it's horrific. It backs up to a modest sub division, and those homes are so close you can practically see in their windows from this monstrosity. That house belongs on several acres with lots of mature landscaping, not on a busy street packed tightly among tract homes. Such an embarrassing eyesore. No idea how he ever got approval to build that thing where it is. It's so out of place and out of character for the area.
LOL @ the rumor re. Pink. The gossips in Bucks county don't know any other celebs from Dtown, so Pink gets the blame, I guess. As if she'd ever dream of living in that tacky fishbowl.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||06/10/2021|
R86, I said it at r9!
|by Anonymous||reply 101||06/11/2021|
In NYC/NJ/LI/ area either utilities are buried underground, or above on poles.
One would think given powerful storms that hit Jersey Shore, they'd bury utility lines. But not everyone thinks that is a good idea.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||06/11/2021|
Good news is back in 2007 some awful old shack was torn down to build this monstrosity. Bad news is people living in that area have to look at this monstrosity.... It literally sticks out like a sore thumb in that neighborhood.
One bright side is you don't have to give people complicated directions to this house. Just tell them to look for "that big yellow house on corner..."
|by Anonymous||reply 103||06/11/2021|
As per R102 - outside of Manhattan utility poles and visible wires are pretty common -- I grew up in a lower middle class suburb and you really don't "see" them since they are everywhere and always have been. As a kid they only time we though about it was when trying to fly a kite.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||06/11/2021|
I hate the Jersey Shore. Growing up,outside of Philly, the Jersey Shore is the be-all and end-all. The ultimate goal in life is to spend every weekend of every summer there. It’s the ugliest, densest, least natural beachfront in the country - absolutely nothing redeeming about it in my eyes. Once you see Fire Island, the Hamptons, Cape Cod, you appreciate how butt ugly the Jersey Shore is. I will never understand the obsession - and absurd prices. Trashy even at the highest levels of Stone Harbor and Avalon.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||06/11/2021|
Isn't the point of a beach house is that's it's casual and easy to clean? That thing is tacky and, yes, eye-talian.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||06/11/2021|
[quote]absolutely nothing redeeming about it in my eyes. Once you see Fire Island, the Hamptons, Cape Cod, you appreciate how butt ugly the Jersey Shore is. I will never understand the obsession - and absurd prices. Trashy even at the highest levels of Stone Harbor and Avalon.
The beauty of places like Ocean City, Stone Harbor and Avalon (even with today's insane real estate prices) is that they still have a working class vibe about them.
No they are NOT the Hamptons. Thank God. And that's why I like them so. No it's not the land of the $35 lobster roll.
Trashy? There are gorgeous homes and neighborhoods in those places as well as Ventnor, Margate and Longport
|by Anonymous||reply 107||06/11/2021|
Who in their right mind and $3M to spend on a home would choose THAT?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||06/11/2021|
Mrs. Talese was correct in moving house to Connecticut in part due to taxes. Property rates in NJ are near or the highest in nation.
Oddly for being a dry county (you cannot buy booze in Ocean City with some exceptions), the place is consistently ranked as one of the most drunken places in metropolitan NYC/NJ/Philly area. People just bring their own bottles and booze up at home or wherever.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||06/11/2021|
Someone should buy it, divide it into a multitude of small shops selling tourist crap like bathing suits, Hawaiian shirts, seaside themed Christmas ornaments, bamboo coffee mugs, neon sea shells, sarongs, flip flops, hula skirts, and that sort of thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||06/11/2021|
Stone Harbor is the 3rd wealthiest zip code in NJ. Just behind Alpine and Short Hills. Avalon is the 5th wealthiest.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||06/11/2021|
Wildwood is a hot mess in summer. Some of the beaches there are lone few in state that don't charge for badges to gain access. Those free beaches attract some of the worse element, and make for crowds.
For those who've never been, a primer of NJ beaches.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||06/11/2021|
[quote]Who doesn’t love a cottage by the sea?
|by Anonymous||reply 113||06/11/2021|
Not Arabs. bare breasted women on the exterior.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||06/11/2021|
That house is so ugly, I wouldn't even want a house near it
|by Anonymous||reply 115||06/11/2021|
Nice sized common spaces for Sunday dinner with the bros!
|by Anonymous||reply 116||06/11/2021|
Wires are all above ground due to the high water table. All the south jersey beaches are on barrier islands that occasionally flood.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||Last Saturday at 12:18 AM|
R109 - Ocean City may itself be dry, but the overall county (Cape May County) is most definitely not.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||Last Saturday at 2:29 AM|
Tacky but amusing. At least its not boring, I'll give it that
|by Anonymous||reply 119||Last Saturday at 4:51 AM|
This thread has made me curious to spend a night in Wildwood. Sounds like a culture trip - just to be immersed in another world for night. Go to some of those Jersey Shore dive bars. It would be interesting.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||Last Saturday at 5:30 PM|
I feel I’d need to get a fake tan just for the open house. And extra hair product that day!
|by Anonymous||reply 121||Last Saturday at 5:35 PM|
R120 - go to the Pan American Hotel in Wildwood Crest and stay at the penthouse suit. The hotel is right near that monstrosity of a house.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||Last Saturday at 6:50 PM|
We would spend a week in Sea Isle City when I was a kid in the 70s and hit the boardwalk in Wildwood one or two nights to play carnival games and go in rides. The the time it has a slightly dated 60s-modern neon motel vibe with lots of fake trees it was in no way classy but it was fun - especially for kids. When I finally got to the Pacific beaches in my 20s I was disappointed by the lack of boardwalks and rides.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||Last Saturday at 8:39 PM|
^ go on rides. At the time….
My thumb is making lots of mistakes tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||Last Saturday at 8:42 PM|
R120, we spent a weekend at a motel in some little town for my mom’s birthday. She wanted to re-live some childhood memory of a quaint boardwalk and salt-water taffy. Her room was above the pool/bar, and at night it was boom-boom techno and guidos partying loudly. It was kind of fun at first, to watch them, like alien creatures performing a mating ritual. Luckily it stopped at a decent hour and we were able to get some sleep.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||Last Sunday at 10:52 AM|
[quote]Luckily it stopped at a decent hour and we were able to get some sleep.
I'll take NJ Guidos out partying over this any day:
|by Anonymous||reply 126||Last Sunday at 11:23 AM|
I love whatcha did wit de power lines and de balcony...
|by Anonymous||reply 127||Last Sunday at 11:54 AM|
[quote]I love whatcha did wit de power lines and de balcony...
Lovely accent. Are you Jamaican?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||Last Sunday at 12:02 PM|
I'll Jamaican your ass
|by Anonymous||reply 129||Last Sunday at 5:56 PM|