LONG BRANCH, NJ – Like many frontline medical workers, Dr. Frank Reda, an Internal Medicine Specialist, and Wanda Reda, a registered nurse, have had to deal with stressful working conditions since the outbreak of COVID-19. Luckily for them, their stress melts away every time they return home.
The Redas moved to 365 Ocean in Long Branch this May. Now, when work is over, they return home to a luxurious new condominium with spectacular ocean views. It has been an immediate boost to their quality of life.
“It’s been a stressful time for everyone involved. Stressful for the patients and stressful for us,” Dr. Reda said. “Fortunately, 365 Ocean has been just what we were looking for. When we come home from work, we walk through the front door, settle down, gaze at the ocean and you can just feel the stress just flow away.”
The Redas purchased a two-bedroom residence. Having an oceanfront home fulfills a dream they’ve had for several years.
“We started off in Monmouth Beach and then moved to a house in Jackson, but we knew that we wanted to move back to the ocean one day,” Dr. Reda said. “We picked Long Branch because it has such a great, eclectic mix of boutique shops and eateries against the backdrop of a beautiful shore community. It’s a mix that works really well here.”
The Redas learned about 365 Ocean through their many day trips to Long Branch.
“For years I would walk up and down Ocean Boulevard and just admire the view, and the shops and the restaurants and how quickly the Long Branch community was developing,” Dr. Reda said. “When we were ready to buy, 365 Ocean seemed like the perfect fit for us. At 57 units it was just small enough that we could retain our privacy, and yet it was large enough that if you wanted to engage with other people, you could do that. This was the perfect size in the perfect location right on the beach, with the perfect views.”
Designed by Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects, the 2019 American Institute of Architects New Jersey Firm of the Year, and envisioned by renowned Chicago-based interior designer Mary Cook & Associates, 365 Ocean is a seven-story building with mostly two-bedroom, two-bath homes that offer up to 2,411 square feet of living space. Each home features dramatic ocean views and private outdoor space. Prices currently range from the low $900s to over $2.7 million and the community is more than 60 percent sold.
The generously appointed residences were designed to relax and pamper residents, with soaring ceilings approaching 10 feet in height, oak flooring, gas hookups that accommodate outdoor grills, and glass railings that shield the wind. Gourmet kitchens stand out for their thoughtful design and attractive features, including oversized islands, custom wood cabinetry, maintenance-free quartz countertops, and stainless steel undermount sinks with Kohler fixtures. High-end appliances include an ultra-luxury Jenn-Air refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, range with griddle top, and a microwave oven, as well as a Kitchen Aid range hood and exhaust fan.
Baths are adorned with custom porcelain floors, furniture grade vanities with quartz countertops, and an oversized shower with frameless glass surround in the owner’s suite. Two custom elevators serve all floors of the building and electric car charging will be available in the garage.
Every aspect of the community, from the interior spaces to the balconies to the amenity areas, was strategically designed to take full advantage of the ocean views.
“There’s something to be said for being able to watch the sun rise over the ocean from your living room and then, 12 hours later, watching the moon reflect its light off of the water,” Dr. Reda said. “It’s peaceful and life-affirming. It’s such a joyful experience.”
Like all residents of the community, the Redas enjoy access to a full complement of amenities and services that foster a live-play oceanfront atmosphere. They include a resort-style, infinity-edge plunge pool and sundeck, club room with wet bar, Wi-fi, charging stations, lounge seating, a theatre television area, and access to an outdoor breezeway with a gas fire pit overlooking the ocean. All of the amenities face east and feature direct ocean views. A state-of-the-art video doorman at 365 Ocean provides 24-hour, seven-day-a-week visitor and delivery management and a lobby concierge is available Memorial Day through Labor Day. Every residence also comes with two secure indoor parking spaces located directly under the building.
The Redas have embraced the sun, sand and surf experience Long Branch is famous for. They enjoy early morning walks on the beach, occasional night walks, and bicycling up and down Ocean Boulevard. They’re also within walking distance of Pier Village, a Victorian-inspired shopping, dining and entertainment district complete with oceanfront al fresco dining. The community’s ideal location is one of its highlights, close enough to walk to Pier Village, but far enough away that the beaches are quiet and the atmosphere is one of peace and natural beauty.
In addition to everything that Pier Village offers, residents of 365 Ocean are just a short drive from a number of shopping, dining, and entertainment options in downtown Red Bank and Asbury Park. Manhattan is also just a ferry ride or train ride away. Commuter ferries operate out of the nearby town of Highlands daily, and NJ TRANSIT rail service to Manhattan is also available via the Long Branch train station, which is within walking distance of 365 Ocean. The Monmouth Medical Center is also just a short walk away.
365 Ocean was developed by award-winning, New Jersey-based developer Mark Built Homes. CB New Homes is the community’s exclusive marketing and sales agent.
For more information, visit www.365oceannj.com. Prospective buyers may also contact the builder’s representative, Patrick Ted Hanley, at email@example.com or call 732-749-5797. The sales office is open by appointment only and virtual tours are also available. Follow 365 Ocean on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/365ocean and on Instagram by visiting www.instagram.com/365oceannj.
About Mark Built Homes
Led by President Michael Markovitz, Mark Built Homes has been a renowned, family-owned business for more than three generations. The company is responsible for creating distinguished neighborhoods of all kinds, ranging from luxurious single-family estate home communities to magnificent townhomes and well-appointed condominium offerings. A winner of the New Jersey Builders Association’s coveted “Community of the Year” honors for three years in a row, Mark Built Homes has deep roots in New Jersey’s suburban real estate market and a firm commitment to creating homes that are creatively distinct, architecturally significant and unsurpassed in resident satisfaction. Award-winning developments include James Place in Morris Township, Summit Place in Summit, Madison Place in Madison, The Heights at Tenafly and Pheasant Crossing in Basking Ridge and Bernardsville. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.markbuilt.com.