RPM Development sells former Fort Monmouth ‘Generals House’ at East Gate

Posted on: 09-22-20

General’s House, East Gate Fort Monmouth, Oceanport.

RPM Development Group on Monday said it sold a home considered to be the most notable at East Gate, the 1,126-acre former U.S. Army post Fort Monmouth in Oceanport.

The famed “General’s House” is the most recognized address in Officer’s Row, a collection of signature homes at East Gate, which are named after its former purpose as residences for high ranking officers stationed on Fort Monmouth.

The five-bedroom home was sold to owners who have set their sights on creating one of the most distinctive homes in the Monmouth County marketplace. The 4,500-square-foot house is the largest residence in East Gate with a brick exterior, portico entryway and location at the head of the community.

Sold “as is,” buyers Diane and Bob Baxter, envision an estate that maintains the residence’s formality and historic elements, but also features contemporary and modern luxury and comfortable, relaxing living spaces.

“We were attracted to the formality of the home design, as well as the solidness of the brick structure,” the Baxters said in a press release. “The archways, high ceilings, crown moldings, French doors, and the beautiful staircase, all stood out. Most important were the two sun porches off the back of the house and the beautiful view overlooking Parker’s Creek. While many of these features may require restoration, we will keep what we can and replace what we have to.”

The couple point out they intend to keep the integrity of the General’s House firmly in place, with some of its older spaces transformed into contemporary uses. The general’s office is slated to become a library, a bedroom will be transitioned into a home gym, the attic utilized as a game room and additional storage space, and a portion of the basement targeted to become a wine cellar.

The General’s House is part of a collection of luxury homes created by developer RPM Development Group at East Gate in Oceanport. Included in the available inventory are single-family attached homes located in sought-after Officers Row. Like the General’s House, the spacious and well-appointed homes blend modern luxury and old-world charm with the same historic and preserved Federal-style construction that has made East Gate so unique, according to CB New Homes of Florham Park, the property’s exclusive marketing and sales agent.

Situated in the sought-after Borough of Oceanport, East Gate is minutes from New Jersey beaches, 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 - 2 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 and 18 and the Garden State Parkway.

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