One of a kind, custom built, 6 BR, 4.5 BA , 5600 sq. ft. historic colonial manor house, built by John Gil, glass manufacturing magnate in 1911, as his then beachfront residence. Located on a corner (multiple lot) parcel on desirable Seaview Avenue in Wildwood Crest, the eastern exposure of the home affords ocean views from the family room, master bedroom suite, and top floor bedroom. The home is conveniently situated 1 block to free access tennis courts, an outstanding public library offering free zoomba, yoga classes and various community programs, the bike path, and a very short 2 block walk to the free access pristine Wildwood beaches. Boardwalk and free Wildwood music concerts are also within short walking distances. Swim in the private luxury of an enclosed garden in a solar heated gunite inground pool, complete with jacuzzi and stone waterfall; sunbathe poolside on the surrounding cool decking or on either of two upper tier very large decks while sipping cocktails from the poolside massive custom built tiled bar. In the cool of the evenings, enjoy a roaring fire and cookout at the stone firepit while having a midnight swim. The majestic 4 story, 17 room home features a private office with separate entrance perfect for a home based business. An added bonus is the private entrance on Seaview Ave. to a completely furnished ground floor in-law suite. The in law suite consists of a full kitchen, tv den cable ready, bathroom, 2 large bedrooms with closets, a huge billiards room with pool table and equipment, additional closets, a large storage room/ utility room, air conditioners, ceiling fans. The main house, with entrance hall on Columbine Road, features a marble foyer with copper tile ceiling, flowing into the great hall as in true center hall colonial style. A powder room is conveniently situated at the end of the hall under the main staircase, which is open to the 3 stories above letting in light from southern exposure windows on the landings above. Incredible old world beams, deep crown moldings, oak staircases, and artisan details are woven into the fabric of every room of the home giving it a magical quality. The rooms are huge with 9 ft ceilings yet inviting and welcoming. First floor has a 15x25 library with fireplace, 12 x 15 family room, 12 x 20 great hall, 17 x 17 dining room w/french doors leading into 12 x 25 x 32 breakfast room/kitchen area overlooking yard and outdoor lush trees/pool/firepit area. Access to upper decking and stairs to lower yard and pool area is through rear of kitchen as well as secondary staircase to second floor bedrooms, and staircase down to ground floor in-law suite. Second floor consists of large 17 x 17 bedroom with built in loft, custom closets and cabinets, large oversize bathroom shower, and laundry area; connecting lounge area and a huge 25 x 15 master suite facing the ocean; ensuite master bath has soaking corner tub, marble flooring, private commode area, linen closet and a private large balcony with ocean view access, and views of Friday night fireworks display! Third floor consists of two large bedrooms, one ocean view, lounge area with two huge closets - one cedar lined, and a large full bathroom. 5 zone gas heating, detached garage, ample outdoor storage under deckings, herb garden, new roof and boiler/hot water tank replaced end of 2013, electrical upgrades, kitchen and bathroom, bedroom modernizations done 2017, office rebuilt summer 2019. No flood insurance required. Charming, quiet residential neighborhood, old world craftsmanship and charm, modern amenities, meticulously maintained, lovingly cared for, privacy galore...the best life..the salt life! Truly no other house like it on the island.
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