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The Dunes

Written by Emily Warne

Photography by Dave Niziolec

The luxury construction business is booming on Long Beach Island, but the latest high-end addition to bayfront real-estate goes above-and-beyond as the epitome of an entertainer’s dream shore home. From a stunning kitchen valued at over $400,000 to 16 rooms designed by a premier interior designer, every detail of the 10,000 square foot home, located in The Dunes section of Long Beach Township, lends itself to building a lifetime of memories on LBI.

Family members and guests who visit the property are blown away by the entrance to the great room, where sweeping, 25 foot floor-to-ceiling windows frame an unobstructed view of Little Egg Harbor and open onto a beautifully manicured garden, resort-style swimming pool, multiple terraces, and enough dock space for the most avid water-sportsman.

The home features both private and family living spaces—the original vision for the property was to create a family compound that supports intergenerational living. Inside, there are four two-story private living spaces that feature multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens. Residents are able to enjoy private time in their own suites, while congregating with family in the great room and main kitchen for cocktails or dinner.

But to call the main living space the “great room” implies the others aren’t “great” by comparison—untrue, given the attention to detail that the builders placed on each and every aspect of this home. It features luxurious details such as Calcutta marble countertops, Mohawk porcelain flooring, a state-of-the-art wine center, 14-car garage, and more.

If you can tear yourself away from the southwestern-facing water views of Little Egg Harbor, turn your attention to the other focal point of the main room: the hybrid entertainment center and fireplace.

What do you do when you want to create an unforgettable kitchen/entertaining space? Take HGTV’s Best Kitchen in America, then add to it! This Joanne Hudson gourmet kitchen features high-end appliances by Wolf, SubZero, and Miele, all fit for a master chef. Guests can enjoy the fruits of any culinary labor on a stunning island set for eight, under a custom stainless steel hood.

An airy color palette featuring sea-inspired pale blue, driftwood hues, and crisp whites flows effortlessly throughout the kitchen and the rest of the home, creating a cohesive design that compliments the scenery outside.

If you can think of it, this kitchen has it—from a built-in oyster bar to ultrasonic cooktops, from steamers to fryers. Enjoy a cocktail at the custom wet-bar or perk up with the help of the state-of-the-art Miele coffee system. Coffered ceilings enhance the breezy feeling, which is only complemented by the outside terraces, perfect for sunset entertaining.

Interior designer Meredith Baer used the surroundings as inspiration when decorating the 10 bedroom, eight bathroom, six half-bathroom home. Subtle coastal themes are present throughout the design, while

still remaining fresh and modern.

The home sits on 15,000 of waterfront property, and is crafted to sustain the elements that Long Beach Island has been known to face. This includes superior insulation and exterior wall framing, Anderson Hurricane exterior doors and windows, and more.

The property has four personal water ports, including an eighty foot dock on the lagoonside and a sixty foot slip for a boat on the bayside. The grounds house several outdoor entertainment areas for relaxing and a custom 25-meter swimming pool for cooling off.

With stunning water views, plenty of luxury details, and space for extended families, this one-of-a-kind property embodies the type of luxury home currently being built on Long Beach Island.

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