Iconic Oceanport chateau will be available for tours during the VNACNJ Holiday House Tour on Dec. 7

Steven and Lisa Denholtz have entered their French Victorian Chateau in the tour to benefit the Marianne Avigdor and Janice Barry Fannon Hospice Care Fund.
By: Denholtz Custom Homes
The VNACNJ Holiday House Tour will take place on December 7th.
The VNACNJ Holiday House Tour will take place on December 7th.
OCEANPORT, N.J. - Nov. 16, 2018 - PRLog -- Set back along an avian migration route at the end of a long driveway on Monmouth Boulevard in Oceanport was once a century-old home that exuded charm and character at every angle. The French Victorian Chateau was admired for generations. Curious onlookers always tried to get a glimpse of what stood inside. As the years passed, the home suffered twice to nature's biggest storms – devastations that only added to its storied past. After two rebuilds, the home stood stronger than ever. But then came Superstorm Sandy. New Jersey suffered greatly to what became the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. The borough of Oceanport was hit hard… and the admired waterfront estate was left in disrepair.

Despite significant interest in saving the home, the infrastructure was unable to be salvaged. After being vacant for quite some time, Steven and Lisa Denholtz of Denholtz Custom Homes took interest. "I was always drawn to the property because it sits on a migration path," said Lisa. "I even sat outside on the pool deck every day for two years to watch the birds while I ate my lunch. I nicknamed the property 'Two Swans'. My husband and I eventually decided to purchase and rebuild the home in 2015."

The front façade of the new home, built by Denholtz Custom Homes, was inspired by the original chateau that had previously occupied this romantic Oceanport space. The inside and back of the home are completely modern. "The NJDEP and CAFRA required that the home be no bigger or higher than the original chateau," Lisa noted. "These constraints were non-negotiable since the house is on a main road."

The home, now occupied by the Denholtz family, offers 4,167 sq. ft. of living space with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Boasting a spacious, inviting floorplan, the shore colonial sits right on Blackberry Bay, offering breathtaking views, an easily accessible dock with a new bulkhead and a contemporary inground pool. Other highlights include: White oak hardwood flooring; a kitchen with full-height stone walls and an island with second sink; a floating staircase; custom lighting throughout; floor-to-ceiling glass tile in the master bath; three fireplaces; an 1,100 sq. ft. rear deck with glass railings, and a three-car garage.

As a way to give back to the community, Lisa and Steven have entered their iconic home in the 45th Annual Holiday House Tour, Gift Boutique and Luncheon on Friday December 7th with a special boutique preview party on the evening of Thursday, December 6th. Participants can take a self-guided tour of 189 Monmouth Boulevard, as well as other private homes in the Two River area of Monmouth County. "We want everyone in the community to have the opportunity to see and appreciate this wonderful piece of history that we fell in love with," Lisa added.

The event is hosted by the Visiting Nurse Association of Central New Jersey, and proceeds will benefit the Marianne Avigdor and Janice Barry Fannan Hospice Care Fund to provide funding for a range of underfunded programs benefiting hospice patients and families including bereavement support, music and pet therapy, as well as massage and Reiki.

The Holiday House Tour luncheon will take place on Friday, December 7th from 11:30am to 2:30pm at Salt Creek Grille, 4 Bingham Avenue in Rumson. For reservations, please visit saltcreekgrille.com or call 732-933-9272. Guests pay Salt Creek Grille on the day of the tour with a portion of lunch proceeds benefiting the VNA.

A Holiday Gift Boutique (free to the public) will be open at Salt Creek Grille on December 7th from 10am to 3:30pm, with a Boutique Preview Party on Thursday, December 6th from 4pm to 8pm (cash bar and complimentary appetizers).

General admission house tour tickets are $50, and senior admission house tour tickets (for anyone 65 and over) are $40. For more information, please call the VNAHG Foundation Office at 732-224-6780 or email foundation@vnahg.org.

About Denholtz Custom Homes

Denholtz Custom Homes constructs classic shore colonials and beach contemporaries, offering exclusive waterfront properties along the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers. Design is handled by two of New Jersey's most prominent architects, the firms of Rotwein & Blake and Jim Monteforte AIA. Homes range in size from 3,700 to 4,500 square feet, and feature breathtaking waterfront views, private docks, open floor plans, hardwood floors, recessed lighting and custom designs and finishes. To learn more, visit denholtzcustomhomes.com (http://www.denholtzcustomhomes.com/).

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