(April 17, 2013, Ocean City Sentinel & Ocean City Gazette Newspapers)
Updated May 25, 2013
OCEAN CITY – Have you ever wondered, “Is it really possible to have it all?”
Chocolate cake and ice cream, a new diamond necklace and the matching earrings, or an awesome fishing boat with a pair of cool jet skis in your own backyard. Oh, how nice it is when you find what you truly love and get to have it all, without having to compromise, especially when it comes to a classy waterfront lifestyle. The real chic comforts of true indoor–outdoor living are found in sensible and sophisticated open living spaces topped with desirable ‘bells and whistles’ that compel you to simply exclaim, “WOW!”
Such a perfect combination is found at ‘The Captain’s Manor’ in Ocean City Gardens, which is located at 232 Bay Road, right on the open bay. And now, a rare opportunity to own this gorgeous uncompromising waterfront property can be yours!
The Ocean City Real Estate Group-Keller Williams South Jersey Realty Team with the Keller Williams Jersey Shore Realty Ocean City office, announced one of Ocean City’s most desired Bayfront properties is up for sale. The current owners, Tom and Monica Cullen, hired famous designer Allison Valtri, of Allison Valtri Interiors and Senior Designer at Charles Harvey Home Furnishings, to custom design, decorate, and newly furnish the home from top to bottom, and inside and out!
The owners listed their property with its rare 200 ft of deeded open bay riparian water rights with Robert and Kristina Doliszny, lead agents of the Ocean City Real Estate Group (www.oceancitygroup.com). “The Captain’s Manor property is the epitome of upscale chic and sophistication! Sparing no expense, it features ‘top-of-the line’ everything, very desirable indoor-outdoor living & VIP entertaining space; and magnificent attention to every detail throughout the property. This home was custom designed for the avid boating family who loves all types of fun water recreation, yet expects the very best in high quality comfort living,” said Robert Doliszny.
Cullen, one of the country’s top marketing CEOs said, “We deliberately selected both Valtri and the Doliszny’s to partner together because they were both the best in their respective fields when it comes to creative vision, fresh and innovative marketing, and meeting the real estate needs within the marketplace. They are in touch with what home buyers in today’s market expect and appreciate.”
“When Kristina Doliszny first contacted me for a consultation on behalf of the Cullens, I underestimated the absolute WOW factor when I first came onto the property. The water, the views, the sunsets, and all the lifestyle amenities that come with it are simply spectacular! Just wait to you see it!” exclaimed Valtri.
Winding through the coveted Gardens neighborhood, ‘The Captain’s Manor’ is nestled right on the water in a quiet picturesque neighborhood, and greets its visitors with a warm welcome as the front door opens to a classic New England style home. Off to the right, a spacious Chef’s Gourmet custom eat-in kitchen offers the first peek at the stunning open bay panoramic views. Off to the side is a private suite (or Nanny Suite), which the owners call the “Captain’s Quarters”, complete with its own secluded side entrance, a butler’s pantry kitchen, full bath and large flat screen TV. Double sliders make al fresco dining an absolute must!
A French door at the end of the hall opens up to an upscale chic and sophisticated great room. Valtri’s aim was clear, “I truly wanted the story to be about the breathtaking views. There is nothing more elegant or enriching than sitting peacefully and enjoying the movement of the sky and water, or having a glass of wine watching the sun go down.” Valtri further stated, “I wanted to create a rich interior that would be both stunning to look at and serve as a backdrop to the real show, the unobstructed open bay views. Layering cool neutrals, in many different textures combined with the herringbone patterned brick floor created a perfect combination.”
As the wing of the house continues, solid pocket doors slide open to reveal a fabulous Grand King Master Suite. “First floor master suites are an absolute must with the current market of buyers,” stated Robert Doliszny. Yet another example of how the ‘Captain’s Manor’ has it all, this Deluxe Master is luxuriously appointed with rustic American styled furniture, sumptuous linens, an oversized stone surround gas fireplace, hardwood floors, his and her closets, and a lavish Masterbath whose radiant floor is heated to keep feet warm in the chilliest of winters. What a dream!
Not to be outdone, the upstairs has three oversized en suite bedrooms, each with its own full bath, a full laundry and decks galore. On the south side, a second Master Bedroom is adorned in a happy soft green and coral décor overlooking the open bay. Competing to be everyone’s favorite room in the house, the middle bedroom with bath holds the most coveted prize. When the double door opens, an unobstructed view with the distant twinkle of night lights is revealed. This view is one of the most coveted at the Jersey shore: simply spectacular! At the end of the hall the North Suite offers another surprise. A truly spacious room, it holds not only two twin beds, but a full sized sleeper as well. “I know this a family house at heart. I imagine three generations, or even four enjoying this estate. The floor plan creates sections that are wings, as well as public party spaces that accommodate everyone. I love when a bedroom has the versatility to sleep one teenager, two siblings, or a family of four on holiday weekends. I wanted to create a layout that was flexible enough to properly entertain, yet offers everyone their own private space,” explained Valtri.
Wait, are you asking for more? What’s that you say? No compromises. Okay then, let’s step outside onto one of the two magnificent awe-inspiring back decks. Here all wishes are granted! The back of the Manor features new steel bulkheads & pilings, a fishing dock, and three top-of-the line DavitMaster boat lifts, including a 34′ boat lift and a twin wave runner lift with ride-on system, providing necessary water access for any water sport. At the end is a 30-foot pier that can tie off a 60-foot visiting craft. That’s right; just park your yacht in your own backyard! If you opt to stay on deck, enjoy a swim in your very own lap pool with spa, or relish the spacious living accommodations for unbelievable outdoor dining, lounging, barbequing, or VIP entertaining …they are all right here! Location, location, location plus all the comforts! This is the truly the best Ocean City has to offer on the open bay.
Moving on to Key West, the Cullens are ready to pass the torch to the next family. “Living on the water has been very rewarding, and we hope to sell to seafarers who love the waterfront, the romance of breathtaking sunsets and awesome entertaining as much as we do.”
And so yes, with the purchase of the ‘Captain’s Manor’ which exudes uncompromising comforts of upscale waterfront living, it is indeed possible to “Have it All!”
Seller Asking $2,700,000