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Real Estate Showcase - Waterfront Properties

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WHERE PRESIDENTS SUMMERED

Lucky new residents of Beachfront North in Long Branch are enjoying the pleasures of this historic Jersey community, once a fashionable resort destination for American presidents and other members of high society. “The sea, the air, the oceanside Promenade all appeal to the many second-home residents riding the wave of Long Branch’s revival,” says Glenn Ward, director of sales and marketing for the builder Matzel & Mumford, working in a joint venture with Applied Development Company.

“The big draw is the waterfront,” says Ward, noting that Beachfront North’s two-story Ocean Club seals the deal with fitness center, pool and clubroom. Brand-new to the area is Pier Village, an upbeat complex of shops, boutiques and restaurants.

Beachfront North has a few 3 and 4BR townhouses left in the segment called The Bluffs, which won a “Community of the Year” award in 2004. Prices range from the upper $800,000s to $2 million. The Grand Resorts, three buildings with 179 single-level condos, is selling from the low $600,000s to $1.5 million.

GLENN WARD | MATZEL & MUMFORD | 732.870.0400

 
   
 

TOWERING GRANDEUR
Continuum II, a gleaming 37-story tower, is the latest addition to the glam profile of Miami’s South Beach. Also known as the North Tower, the showcase building will join Continuum’s 40-story South Tower at the southern tip of SoBe, featuring ultra-chic residences with 1,500 to 7,000 sf of living space, each embraced by stunning glass walls. The sweeping views take in the Miami skyline, Miami Beach and Fisher Island. 1 to 4BRs and penthouses are available from $l.5 million to $15 million.

Continuum, occupying a coveted 12.9-acre oceanfront parcel, offers a luxurious, gated resort feel while being steps from the nonstop electricity of South Beach. Towering royal palms, lush landscaping and lagoon pools grace the tropical grounds, crowned by a large spa and fitness center with a rooftop lap pool. Take a short stroll off the grounds and you’re at Joe’s Stone Crab or any number of restaurants, clubs and cultural venues in the energized South of Fifth neighborhood.

HEINRICH VON HANAU | CONTINUUM ON SOUTH BEACH | 305.695.1111

     
   
     
HIGH HOPES IN HAVERSTRAW
Haverstraw, NY does not lack for rich history or scenic setting, and now the Hudson River town is getting the infusion of 21st century energy it’s long needed. Heading a $400 million waterfront revitalization project, Ginsburg Development Corporation (GDC) is currently building the first phase of what will be its 850-unit Harbors at Haverstraw community, set on a broad, lovely stretch of the river.

Martin Ginsburg, principal of GDC, calls the Hudson Valley “one of the most beautiful places in America, and tragically one of the most overlooked.” He foresees this onetime brick-making center, 30 miles north of Manhattan, becoming a New York equivalent to California’s Marin County, drawing tourists and residents to its lively waterfront park.

The Harbors at Haverstraw is pricing its 2 and 3BR homes from the mid $300,000s to nearly $1 million. The neo-traditional style features stone and brickwork, with pitched roofs and balustrades, melding contemporary lines with 19th century seaside flourishes.

JUDY SMOLEV | MARCON GROUP | 914.592.1090
 
       
           
                 
“We’re building many communities on long-neglected waterfront manufacturing sites, and it’s a win-win for everyone,” says Clark Atwood, general manager of Baker Residential’s northern New Jersey division. “The consumer who loves waterfront living wins - so does the developer and so does the town.”


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