OCEANPORT. N.J. – An exciting new era in the repositioning of Monmouth County’s historic Fort Monmouth has been ushered in with the opening of East Gate, a new and unique collection of townhomes, duplexes and single-family residences created in century-old Officer’s Housing buildings on the 1,126-acre former U.S. Army post.
Located in the Borough of Oceanport, East Gate has been designed to offer a classic residential environment with a twist of historic charm. Developer RPM Development Group has masterfully blended original building exteriors dating back to the early 20th century with modern interiors boasting expansive living spaces and contemporary finishes and appointments to create an eclectic mix of 68 one-of-a-kind homes. Homeowners enjoy the added benefit of residing in an inviting and established neighborhood where community sidewalks are already completed and mature trees dot the landscape.
The eye-catching residences are priced from the high-$400,000s to the mid-$700,000s, with initial occupancy scheduled for August, 2018.
East Gate officially opened with three professionally-decorated model homes merchandised by interior designer Builder’s Design available to tour and a fully-equipped sales and information center.
“East Gate is the first residential component brought to market in Fort Monmouth and there’s clearly a very high level of interest in living in the emerging neighborhood,” says Michael Hong, Assistant Vice President of Development at RPM. “The community has already generated a strong response from a wide range of buyer types – from millennial first-time buyers and those moving up to larger homes to empty-nesters interested in scaling down from no-longer-needed single-family residences. They’ve all been highly intrigued by East Gate’s best-of-both-worlds scenario that combines old world charm with modern interior living spaces.
Oceanport is one of Monmouth County’s most desired residential settings, combining a distinctly suburban environment with award-winning schools. The Borough also provides an incredibly commuter-friendly location with easy access to all that makes Jersey Shore living so special.
East Gate itself is situated just minutes from popular New Jersey beaches and the banks of the Shrewsbury River, and is in proximity to the entertainment, dining and culture of Red Bank and Asbury Park. Commuters will enjoy a location just two miles from New Jersey Transit’s Little Silver Train Station, which provides direct service to Manhattan, as well as easy access to major highways including Routes 35, 36, 18 and the Garden State Parkway.
Palermo Edwards Architecture has remodeled the buildings’ interiors to create new two- and three-story homes with luxurious kitchens and bathrooms and a high level of style and comfort. Generous floorplans feature designer elements, including hardwood flooring throughout first floors, modern kitchens with granite or quartz countertops, stainless steel Kohler fixtures and GE appliance packages; and lavish master-bathroom suites with double vanity countertops, Moen Eva faucets and showers with built-in benches and frameless shower doors.
“The interior redesign has resulted in spacious and chic homes that will captivate the marketplace by offering buyers a distinctive housing alternative to what is commonly found in the area,” Mr. Hong continues. “The buildings’ former use has allowed us to create a very unique living experience that blends the nostalgia of simpler times with a modern Monmouth County lifestyle.”
East Gate is the first residential component brought to market in the overall Fort Monmouth redevelopment effort which will ultimately comprise new housing, office space, retail, entertainment and dining, and recreational and social amenities spread across three municipalities.
“There’s a wealth of leisure-time activities within the grounds of Fort Monmouth, including waterfront dining, picturesque nature trails and scenic common outdoor spaces,” Mr. Hong points out. “The Fort Athletic Club, a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness facility, is expected to open this fall and future site plans call for other exciting new amenities and services such as a bowling center and microbrewery.”
For additional information on East Gate, please call 732-523-5566 or visit www.EastGateOceanport.com. The community’s sales and model complex is located at 33 Russel Avenue, Oceanport, NJ 07757.
About RPM Development Group
Founded in 1986, RPM is one of the leading developers of high-quality homes in New Jersey. RPM brings all aspects of the development process under one roof, with expertise across all phases of construction. We take pride in creating attractively designed and sustainably crafted homes.