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Sunset Living

Design Lifestyle

—Along the water’s edge in Monmouth Beach, NJ, a stately custom colonial home offers unobstructed sunset views and luxury beach living at its finest.

By Melissa Sorge | Photography by LuxQue Media

Address: 12 Sunset Lane
Location: Monmouth Beach, NJ
Listing Agent: Michelle Pais & Signature Realty

At dusk, the gentle colors of the evening sun illuminate an expansive waterfront property rich in detail and timeless elegance. Adorned with a complementary array of shapes and eves, complete with an expansive wraparound porch, the façade of 12 Sunset Lane is a multidimensional beauty off the shores of the Atlantic. 

It is nearly impossible to wander past this property without picturing yourself on a front porch rocking chair, sunkissed, salt bathed, and relaxed after a day at the beach. Distinguished waterfront properties rarely come on the market in coveted New Jersey beach towns. With the season still upon us, now is the time to take a closer look at this premier listing—and envision yourself living in luxury in Monmouth Beach. 

12 Sunset Lane, listed by the Michelle Pais Group of Signature Realty NJ, is a custom, 6,664-square-foot home situated on .33 acres of waterfront property. The home boasts five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, an airy open floor plan, and state-of-the-art amenities throughout. A perfect place for parties and gatherings, visitors will want for nothing during a stay in this luxury home. From cooking and dining to resting and relaxing, this home is ideal for hosting and entertaining guests—one fit for enjoying memorable moments and unforgettable sunsets. 

The first stop upon entering this remarkable space is the grand foyer. Glass-paneled double mahogany doors welcome guests into the light and bright entry room of the house. Breathtaking and beautiful from the first glance, the foyer showcases intricate columns, pristine hardwood floors, and a winding staircase leading to the second level. To the left of the foyer, behind the glass-paneled doors, is an oversized living room perfect for entertaining and making an impression on guests from the moment they walk in. To the right of the foyer is an additional room that can be used as another sitting room or as recreation or office space. The beautiful entryway and front sitting rooms are only the very beginning of what this unique home has to offer prospective buyers. 

The heart of every home is the kitchen, and 12 Sunset Lane’s is no exception. In this updated, expansive kitchen, family and friends can cook, eat, and socialize with panoramic water views in the background. A cook’s dream come true, this gourmet kitchen is equipped with premier appliances, ample preparation surfaces, and a custom multi-level island with space to dine and to cook. Most impressive of all is the kitchen’s walk-in butler’s pantry. Complete with custom shelving and storage solutions and partitioned by a glass-paneled door, this oversized pantry is the finishing touch on the perfect kitchen.

After preparing a delicious meal, the host can run down to the wine cellar and choose the perfect bottle of wine to pair with dinner. Guests can opt to dine at the oversized island, at the breakfast nook in the family room, or in the adjacent dining room. Regardless of where diners choose to enjoy their meal, everyone will be close by due to the comfortably situated open floor plan of the home. 

If we backtrack to the foyer and head up the winding staircase, the second level of 12 Sunset Lane offers more comfortable living spaces, additional waterfront views, and several private bedrooms. While almost every room on the home’s upper level provides wide-angle views of the sea, the master bedroom is the most impressive, and rightfully so. Upon entering the master suite we can envision ourselves stepping out of the shower for a quick glimpse of the shore sunset before heading out for an evening on the town. Possibly the most beautiful room in the house, 12 Sunset Lane’s master suite is open and bright with water views at every turn. The immense master bath with double vanity, walk-in shower, and separate soaking tub and the custom, oversized walk-in closet make this master suite one of the best in Monmouth Beach. 

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In addition to the master suite, the home’s second level also provides several other areas to gather and to sleep. There is another ensuite bedroom, a home office, a large recreational room, a laundry room, and an additional guest bath. With the same bright open spaces and dazzling river views as the lower level of the home, the second floor of 12 Sunset Lane is equally as impressive as the first. 

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*12 Sunset Lane comes with private beach rights as well as 150-foot riparian rights out into the river. For further information on this luxury home, contact agent Michelle Pais at Michelle@SignatureRealtyNJ.com.

By VUE NJ