5878 Ocean Drive, Avalon, NJ
$ 7,999,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#232051
  • TypePending
  • CountyCAPE MAY
  • CityAvalon
  • AreaAvalon
  • NeighborhoodAvalon Borough
  • Zip08202
  • StyleUpside Down,Three Story
  • Year Built2002
  • Taxes$ 2022
  • Price$ 7,999,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms7
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage6428
Data Source:
Cape May County MLS (CMCAR)
Property Description

This unique and expansive bay front home in the south end of Avalon, with unobstructed sunset and bay views, and only one block to an incredible beach, sits in its own class altogether. The estate is designed on an oversized 75Ft by 154Ft+ parcel. Featuring 6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms and 2 powder rooms with 6,380Sq Ft of conditioned living space, and one of the island’s largest pools, measuring 20Ft x 40Ft long. Perhaps one of the most unique amenities to this estate is the detached guest house with a TV room, bedroom, full bathroom and kitchenette. Alongside the expansive pool area sits a full bathroom and laundry area. The main house features 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms and 2 powder rooms. The nautical architecture, featuring cable railing, stainless steel posts and beams can be found inside and out, with water views as the backdrop. The custom craftmanship cannot be overlooked in any detail of this home, starting with the extensive trim package, composed of American cherry, back stained and biscuit jointed from Rhoads & Rhoads. The doors are solid core, with American Cherry clad on all sides and a lacquer finish, making them completely soundproof, with ball bearing hinges for smooth maneuvering. Brazilian cherry wood floors run throughout, with Spanish marble in the entryway on the first floor. A hydronic floor heating system with 14 zones keeps this entire home, with all custom woodwork, bone dry with no separation between joints. The instant hot water system for the entire estate is also powered by a large boiler. The first-floor features 3 spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a powder room and bay side family room with beverage drawers. Through a set of sliders, the first-floor deck spans the entire width of the home. A laundry room finishes off this floor. Ascending up the free-standing American cherry stair system to the second level, 180-degree water views North, South and West greet you from inside the home due to the substantial amount of custom glass and windows overlooking the bay. High vaulted ceilings throughout the kitchen, dining and family room area allow for an abundance of natural light. The chef’s kitchen features a substantial Sub-Zero appliance package of 4 beverage drawers, a large refrigerator, and wine refrigerator. 2 Viking ranges and 2 Miele dishwashers flank the center island. Custom Eucalyptus cabinetry finishes off the kitchen, which seamlessly flows right into the family room anchored by a ventless gas fed fireplace. Through a set of lift and slide doors, the spacious second-floor bayside deck is split between a covered area for dining and sunbathing with chaise lounges. Back inside, the fourth bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a powder room finish off the second floor. Upstairs, the primary suite has a wall of doors that can easily retract to allow for mesmerizing water views and an open-air concept. A large 80inch TV is custom mounted on a stainless steel swingarm which enables you to watch TV from your bed, then easily tuck it away when not in use, further enhancing water views. The master bathroom features two large vanities, a jetted tub, gorgeous, tiled shower, as well as the thoughtful placement of an outdoor shower. A large walk-in closet is conveniently tucked away off the bathroom. The third-floor deck is the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee and book. Another unique feature of this property is the largest rooftop deck on the entire island, spanning over 1,000 Sq Ft. This allows for Ocean and Bay views for as far as the eye can see. A cabana with refrigerator and sink enables entertaining on this rooftop where everyone will be during the 4th of July fireworks. This deck is wired and plumbed for a hot tub with reinforced beams should the next owner want to place a hot tub here. The docking system is wired for 50amp service for larger boats to be powered.

Price History
8/4/2023 Listed $7,999,000

General Features

Interior Features Cathedral Ceilings,Elevator,Fireplace- Gas,Wood Flooring,Walk in Closet,Marble Flooring,Tile Flooring,Kitchen Island,Beverage Refrigerator
Heating Gas Natural,Multi-Zoned
Cooling Central Air Condition,Multi Zoned
Exterior Features Patio,Deck,Storage Building,Dock,Outside Shower,In Ground Pool
Water City
Sewer City
Type Single Family

Interior Features

Basement Crawl Space,Slab
Appliances Included Range,Oven,Self-Clean Oven,Microwave Oven,Refrigerator,Washer,Dryer,Dishwasher,Disposal,Central Vacuum,Stove Natural Gas,Wine Cooler,Stainless steel appliance
Hot Water Gas- Natural,On Demand

Exterior Features

Exterior Stucco
Parking/Garage Garage,Concrete Driveway,4 car parking


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Pending Average in 08202

AVG $3.83M
AVG 247
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 2003
AVG 46
Data Provided by Walkscore® not using MLS data

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