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Tasteful Friends: a Quaint Cottage by the Sea!

Who doesn’t love a cottage by the sea?

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by Anonymousreply 129Last Sunday at 5:56 PM

How can the owners bear to part with it?

by Anonymousreply 106/10/2021

How charmingly simple, quaint and unpretentious.

by Anonymousreply 206/10/2021

The neighbours should club in together and buy it to burn.

by Anonymousreply 306/10/2021

I don't suppose the owners would be of Italian heritage?

by Anonymousreply 406/10/2021

Let's at least see the sea and make sure it isn't littered with needles and syringes.

by Anonymousreply 506/10/2021


Maybe it be engulfed in a giant wad of saltwater taffy and be pushed into the sea.

by Anonymousreply 606/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 706/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 806/10/2021

If the photo on the left is any indication, the owners are orange.

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by Anonymousreply 906/10/2021

Burn it with fire!

by Anonymousreply 1006/10/2021

Syrian Jews are in Deal in the real mansions.

by Anonymousreply 1106/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1206/10/2021

That's very little view for lots of vacuuming.

by Anonymousreply 1306/10/2021

Modeled after the Presidential Palace in Tajikistan.


by Anonymousreply 1406/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1506/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1606/10/2021

Guido Baroque

by Anonymousreply 1706/10/2021

How many horses lost their heads for this guniea-tacky abomination?

by Anonymousreply 1806/10/2021

I just Google Mapped it and it is surrounded by modest homes and a cheap motel.

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by Anonymousreply 2006/10/2021

They should have considered resale.

by Anonymousreply 2106/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2206/10/2021

[quote] Russian

There are too many pastels for it to be Chinese.

by Anonymousreply 2306/10/2021

Turn it into a gay guesthouse.

by Anonymousreply 2406/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2506/10/2021

Wildwood is Deplorable Central, home of the traitorous Jeff Van Drew.

by Anonymousreply 2606/10/2021


The inside looks like the interior of a MAFIA palace

by Anonymousreply 2706/10/2021

Yeah, the gay mafia.

by Anonymousreply 2806/10/2021

That's some Jersey EyeTalian realness right there.

by Anonymousreply 2906/10/2021

Tell me again, how much money did they pay Snooki?

by Anonymousreply 3006/10/2021

What a grim beach town. How to make living by the ocean depressing.

by Anonymousreply 3106/10/2021

It's a bit gauche, n'est ce pas?

by Anonymousreply 3206/10/2021

A really bad house in a gross little town.

by Anonymousreply 3306/10/2021

Wildwood has definitely improved somewhat but it’s still deplorable central for the Jersey shore.

by Anonymousreply 3406/10/2021

I didn't know the Sopranos had a summer home.

by Anonymousreply 3506/10/2021

With better colors it could be a cheerful little whorehouse by the sea.

by Anonymousreply 3606/10/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 3806/10/2021

Such an elegant neighborhood, and the landscaping is so tastefully done.

Arabs or Roma.

by Anonymousreply 3906/10/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 4006/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4106/10/2021

Serious question: where do The Gays go in the Jersey Shore?

by Anonymousreply 4206/10/2021

Current owner works in waste management

by Anonymousreply 4306/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4406/10/2021

It triggered a migraine just looking at it

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by Anonymousreply 4606/10/2021

R42 - Asbury Park, which is much further north

by Anonymousreply 4706/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4806/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4906/10/2021

Claaaaaassy. And so democratic! It has a view of the power lines and poor-folk apartment blocks.

by Anonymousreply 5006/10/2021

Here's another view - love the statue!

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by Anonymousreply 5106/10/2021

I bet there are big creamy canolis in that palace all summer.

by Anonymousreply 5206/10/2021

The most tasteful thing in the house was the Bosch washer and dryer. Although Miele is better.

by Anonymousreply 5306/10/2021

Oh I dont know R53,I thought those boat beds were adorable .

by Anonymousreply 5406/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 5506/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 5606/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 5706/10/2021

"Current owner works in waste management"

As do the architect and interior designer.

by Anonymousreply 5806/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 5906/10/2021

I blame the architect for something like that. A plastic surgeon would lose his license for such an abomination……. Oh wait….never mind….

by Anonymousreply 6006/10/2021

The thumbnail alone made me gasp. Who requests limoncello cream as a home color?

by Anonymousreply 6106/10/2021

I like the coral bedspread

by Anonymousreply 6206/10/2021

But at least the views of telephone polls, apt buildings and what looks to be a prison courtyard, are quite breathtaking.

by Anonymousreply 6306/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 6406/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 6506/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 6606/10/2021

I grew up on Staten Island; the interiors were actually more restrained than I was expecting based on life experience.

by Anonymousreply 6706/10/2021

Tell me you are "new money" without telling me you are new money!

by Anonymousreply 6806/10/2021

R53, are those Bosch commercial units?

(And I too am a Miele ho)

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by Anonymousreply 7006/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 7106/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 7206/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 7306/10/2021

Rather plain.

by Anonymousreply 7406/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 7506/10/2021

[quote]Cape May is the kind of place where you can’t have aluminum siding.

Thank God.

by Anonymousreply 7606/10/2021

I can hear the plastic on the furniture from the pictures alone.

by Anonymousreply 7706/10/2021

Gorge-waaaaaa! !

by Anonymousreply 7806/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 7906/10/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 8006/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 8106/10/2021

It's just awful.

by Anonymousreply 8206/10/2021

This bathroom made me laugh.

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by Anonymousreply 8306/10/2021

This place is gawwwww-jus! 💅🏽

by Anonymousreply 8406/10/2021

This is what I instantly thought of.

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by Anonymousreply 8506/10/2021

84 replies and no one has mentioned the glimpse of the shirtless husband next to the bed in the master bedroom, photo 43?

by Anonymousreply 8606/10/2021

its the only home in Wildwood with this staggering price. Cross the tiny channel to Cape May and many are this price.

by Anonymousreply 8706/10/2021

Is that The Sopranos weekend home?

I doubt there's any Roche Bobois furniture in there! 😂 🤣

by Anonymousreply 8806/10/2021

So classy!

by Anonymousreply 8906/10/2021


Apparently, these days there are way too many low-rent tacky people with more money than taste and brains.

by Anonymousreply 9006/10/2021

We all think that it's fucken' elegant. Classy as fuck.

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by Anonymousreply 9106/10/2021

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!

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by Anonymousreply 9206/10/2021

Oh wow. That is bananas.

by Anonymousreply 9306/10/2021

R92, that looks inspired by King Friday's castle on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.

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The room with the clouds painted on the ceiling was

by Anonymousreply 9506/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 9606/10/2021

This has Teresa Giudice's klassy style stamped all over it...

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by Anonymousreply 9706/10/2021

There's nothing worse than illiterate trash with money.

by Anonymousreply 9806/10/2021

Nothing says class like a chandelier in the kitchen.

by Anonymousreply 9906/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10006/10/2021

R86, I said it at r9!

by Anonymousreply 10106/11/2021


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 Anonymousreply 10206/11/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10306/11/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10406/11/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10506/11/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10606/11/2021

[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

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by Anonymousreply 10706/11/2021

Who in their right mind and $3M to spend on a home would choose THAT?

by Anonymousreply 10806/11/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 10906/11/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 11006/11/2021

Stone Harbor is the 3rd wealthiest zip code in NJ. Just behind Alpine and Short Hills. Avalon is the 5th wealthiest.

by Anonymousreply 11106/11/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 11206/11/2021

[quote]Who doesn’t love a cottage by the sea?


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by Anonymousreply 11306/11/2021

Not Arabs. bare breasted women on the exterior.

by Anonymousreply 11406/11/2021

That house is so ugly, I wouldn't even want a house near it

by Anonymousreply 11506/11/2021

Nice sized common spaces for Sunday dinner with the bros!

by Anonymousreply 11606/11/2021

Wires are all above ground due to the high water table. All the south jersey beaches are on barrier islands that occasionally flood.

by Anonymousreply 117Last Saturday at 12:18 AM

R109 - Ocean City may itself be dry, but the overall county (Cape May County) is most definitely not.

by Anonymousreply 118Last Saturday at 2:29 AM

Tacky but amusing. At least its not boring, I'll give it that

by Anonymousreply 119Last 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 Anonymousreply 120Last 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 Anonymousreply 121Last 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.

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by Anonymousreply 122Last 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 Anonymousreply 123Last Saturday at 8:39 PM

^ go on rides. At the time….

My thumb is making lots of mistakes tonight.

by Anonymousreply 124Last 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.

Never again.

by Anonymousreply 125Last 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:

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by Anonymousreply 126Last Sunday at 11:23 AM

I love whatcha did wit de power lines and de balcony...

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by Anonymousreply 127Last Sunday at 11:54 AM

[quote]I love whatcha did wit de power lines and de balcony...

Lovely accent. Are you Jamaican?

by Anonymousreply 128Last Sunday at 12:02 PM

I'll Jamaican your ass

by Anonymousreply 129Last Sunday at 5:56 PM
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