Posted on: 10-24-18
In one of New Jersey’s most notable and historic settings, East Gate, the first luxury residential component in the redevelopment of the 1,226-acre former Fort Monmouth Army post, is welcoming its initial homeowners.
Developer RPM Development Group has announced closings are underway at the collection of 68 townhomes, duplexes and single-family residences being created in century-old Officer’s Housing buildings. The noteworthy milestone is the next step in the transition of East Gate into an active and lively neighborhood and brings into focus the overall vision of Fort Monmouth as a vibrant Jersey Shore live/play center with upscale homes and lifestyle amenities and services, including the nearby Marina at Oceanport, parade grounds and open space, as well as an expected bowling alley, microbrewery, walking trails and The Fort Athletic Club which slated to open soon.
“Tremendous velocity from the onset of our sales program has resulted in a near sell-out of our initial release of homes,” says Michael Hong, Assistant Vice President of Development at RPM. “It also means we’ll have a significant wave of homeowners move-in within the first few weeks of closings. The surge in resident activity will provide new visitors an almost immediate look at the unique living environment at East Gate and its energetic neighborhood setting.&rdquo
Fewer than ten homes are available in the current inventory at East Gate as buyers rush to join the many now preparing to call the community home. The remaining residences are priced from the high-$400,000s to the mid-$700,000s and provide some of the most desirable floorplans, including the popular threebedroom duplex homes with 2.5 baths, spacious dining/living room, open concept kitchen, expansive master bedroom suite with lavish master bath and sitting room and bonus den.
“We don’t expect to release the next phase of homes until early 2019, making this the final opportunity to purchase a home with occupancy date in the first quarter of next year,” Mr. Hong points out. “This has created a high level of urgency from buyers who wish to be residing in this special new community as soon as possible.”
East Gate has been quick to differentiate itself thanks to eye-catching architecture and distinctive homes that offer an attractive alternative to the area’s conventional housing stock. To create a nostalgic, yet modern living experience at the community, RPM Development has masterfully blended the original building exteriors which date back to the early 20th century with contemporary interiors boasting expansive living spaces and designer finishes and appointments.
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 master-bathroom suites with double vanity countertops, Moen Eva faucets and showers with built-in benches and frameless shower doors.
Situated in the sought-after Borough of Oceanport, East Gate has been designed to offer a classic residential environment with a twist of historic charm. 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 overall Fort Monmouth redevelopment effort will ultimately comprise new housing, office space, retail, entertainment and dining, and recreational and social amenities spread across three municipalities.
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 the 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.
Professionally-decorated models, merchandised by interior designer Builder’s Design of Gaithersburg, MD, are open to the public at East Gate.
For additional information, please call 732-523-5566 or visit www.EastGateOceanport.com.