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Summer returned for a brief instant this week, and though the cold weather's back for at least a little while, it won't be too long until beach season makes its return. So perhaps it makes sense to look at some real estate down the shore. Asbury Park—home to one of New Jersey's best beaches and, at some point, Bruce Springsteen—is only a little over an hour's drive from the city, and though it's a fun town year-round, in the summer it transforms into a real destination, complete with live music, a funky boardwalk, and, obviously, the beach.
If you're in the market for a second home (or want to make your first purchase a weekend place) and that all sounds appealing, take a look at this charming three bedroom, two bath, now on the market for $649,000.
The house was built in 1916 and sits on a 7,000 square-foot lot in northwest Asbury Park.
An entry hall opens up into a spacious, well-lit living room, complete with a wood stove.
There's an adjacent dining room, which the current owners are using as a den/family room.
There's a narrow library leading into the kitchen, which is floored with an elegant honeycomb tile.
The eat-in kitchen has been outfitted with stainless steel appliances and a lovely sea green tile. It looks like it gets a lot of natural light.
The upstairs bedrooms are spacious and also look bright. The ceiling fans will come in handy in the summer.
It looks like the current owners are using the third bedroom as an office, but there's plenty of room for a bedroom set.
There's a full bath upstairs as well as one downstairs.
The house has a front porch as well as a back deck, the latter of which is pictured here.
The backyard is looks like it gets lush in the warm months, while also allowing some patches of sunlight.
The front porch is covered, and looks like a breezy place to wind down after a day in the sun.
As a wise man once said: "My feet, they finally took root in the earth, but I got me a nice little place in the stars." He probably wasn't talking about this house, but maybe.
The house is an eight-minute bike ride from the beach, and the Stone Pony.
It's about two hours to Asbury Park from Penn Station via NJ Transit.
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