My favorite Jersey Shore beach town
The most obvious photo to take in Avalon would probably be the Utz-mansion (which I showed in this old post HERE). But that gets kind of boring. It is still insane how one family empire can build such a huge beach house. (You can read part 1 of this post HERE.)
I’m definitely more intrigued with the smaller beach homes which are for most of us still extra-large homes, especially when you consider that they are secondary vacation homes.
I enjoy looking at all the different details, colors, and landscaping.
Let me show you bigger photos and more of them. I just couldn’t get enough.
My two favorite ones are the next two grey beauties. The first one has my heart, it appears cozy and inviting and just different.
But this next blue one certainly is a stunner too:
All the porches, columns, railings, siding colors and details are amazing on so many homes in Avalon and Stone Harbor.
The front of a huge beachfront home:
And the back of the same home:
Yup the next little house is the matching pool house:
Or how about a beach front home and pool:
I love the glass slots in the railings of the next home:
The next giant had a for rent sign on it.
And you can’t forget about some of the really, really old Victorian charmers that need a little love but speak of a time long gone like the next one with it’s an amazing old huge vegetable garden on an entire big lot I hope nobody decides to tear it down.
Garage and pool house envy is strong when I take it all in.
And I noticed numerous homes with black windows which I really loved seeing. It looks so modern and pretty.
You can see the garage of the above photo in the below photo which is to the right of it. Aren’t those the most amazing windows? I want to live in that garage.
And I adore the below house and how modern and different it looks to the other ones. It reminds me somewhat of a houseboat. It is so stylish.
Speaking of modern, the next one reminds me of Germany because you see homes like that a lot, including the grass roof. A little too modern for me though but I still appreciate the design and look of it.
I had to save the next one for last. I came across it nestled into the dunes while I ran onto the beach in the early morning. It was so private and kind of magical with it’s flickering lanterns and two huge rope porch swings. What is not to love about this home? I feel like it should be in a movie. Like Grace and Frankie‘s beach home. Do any of you watch that Netflix show? I love it!
I think I’m leaving the bayside chapter to more amazing homes for my next trip because they are just another good story and the sizes of them all blow me away every time.
I always wonder if people who actually own these homes know how lucky they are/appear. It’s just such an unattainable wealth to me and believe me, if I ever win the lottery, I will make one of those multi-million dollar homes mine because this place of the Jersey Shore has my heart in every way.
I hope you enjoyed seeing all these pretty homes as much as I do when I take my runs and walks.
And if you are interested in seeing other designer homes I’ve visited then you can check out the HGTV Dream Home on Martha’s Vineyard, the Southern Living Idea House on Bald Head Island, the Philadelphia Magazine’s Design Home, beautiful Jersey shore homes with Bahama shutters, or the fun Upside Down House in Wertheim Germany.
I think I need to buy a lottery ticket know, since that is the only way I’m going to afford on of these. Maybe there is a winning Powerball ticket with my name on it… A girl can dream right?
that porch on shell seekers! LOVE! i need to become a millionaire somehow.
I just might need to go there on my next beach vacation! Looks so pretty!
And if you do then we can hang out because I don’t live far
Julia, no need to worry. The old Victorian house with the vegetable/flower garden has been “a work in progress” ever since we bought our house in Avalon in 1985 so I don’t think it’s likely to become a tear-down. Rumor has it that it belongs to a local builder who has been painstakingly (and ever sooooooo sloooooowly) restoring it to its former glory. Next time you’re down the shore, check out the two REAL Victorians at the end of 88th street.
wow–these are amazing! I wouldn’t mind being filthy rich for awhile….you know, just to try it out and see how I like it 😉
All the houses appear to me like the most elaborately designed cakes ready to be devoured :D.. especially the ones with generous use of white. Hope I’m not the only one. 😉