Long Beach Township was hit hard during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, but you wouldn't know it to look at these three estates. These homes on the island are closest to the community of Loveladies, between Barnegat Light and Harvey Cedars. They exemplify the varieties of architecture — and asking prices — that indicate serious recovery in the area.
79 Bayview Drive
Monthly taxes: $2,478
Tell me all about it: The abundant landscaping and outdoor elements on this 18,500-square-foot site make it beautiful to behold. We love the gardens, lighting, pool with spa, and outdoor kitchen. Inside, the craftsman-style home features four en-suite bedrooms and an enormous great room. The property also boasts a guest house with its own salon and a private dock with boat lift.
25 Long Beach Blvd.
Monthly taxes: $1,305
Tell me all about it: At about 7,000 square feet and with eight bedrooms, this new home has room for the entire family — and maybe some friends. The property boasts a kitchen with dual refrigerators (plus a kitchenette in the second living room), multiple decks, multiple outdoor kitchens, two in-ground pools, five gas fire pits, a private putting green and a basketball court. There's also a separate guest house. It's no wonder the property is called "The Compound"; you might never make it to the beach.
84-A Bayview Drive
Monthly taxes: $5,370
Tell me all about it: We love the modern design elements in this six-bedroom, bayfront home. The owner's wing — yes, wing — includes a master suite with its own private outdoor shower, an office and a study. Outside there is a gunite pool with a sun shelf and a spa. There is also a pool bath and shower as well as a private dock with two boat lifts.