General’s House, East Gate

Posted on: 09-29-20

Fort Monmouth, Oceanport, New Jersey

A home widely considered to be the most notable at East Gate, the upscale collection of residences created in century-old Officer’s Housing on the 1,126-acre Fort Monmouth former U.S. Army post, the famed “General’s House” has been sold to inspiring new owners who have set their sights on creating one of the most distinctive homes in the Monmouth County marketplace. The “General’s House” is the most recognized address in Officer’s Row, a collection of signature homes at East Gate which are aptly named after its former purpose as acclaimed residences for high ranking officers stationed on Fort Monmouth.

The five-bedroom home was sold “as is” to a local couple who envision an estate which maintains the residence’s formality and historic elements, but also features contemporary and modern luxury and comfortable, relaxing living spaces. At about 4,500 square feet, the marquee General’s House is the largest residence in East Gate and a once in a lifetime opportunity to fully renovate a one-of-a-kind floorplan. The home, identifiable by its brick exterior, eye-catching portico entryway and location at the head of the community.

The buyers were attracted to the formality of the home design, as well as the solidness of the brick structure. The couple plans to preserve as much of the character of a 1930’s federal style home as possible.

One of the most important features of the home were the two sun porches off the back of the house and the beautiful view overlooking Parker’s Creek.

Also standing out were the archways, high ceilings, crown moldings, French doors, and the beautiful staircase. These interior elements will contribute to a design theme that perfectly combines older charm with newer interior appointments, not unlike historic dwellings of modern distinction seen worldwide.

“We’re aiming to have an eclectic mixture of a historic and structured layout with modern and relaxed feel,” the buyers said. “For example, if you can imagine walking into a Connecticut farmhouse that retains its historic country charm, but is still fully up to date and livable, or a Parisian apartment where modern furniture and fixtures seem to be dropped into an 18th century building with its retained crown molding and paneled walls.”

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