Iconic Blue Arches Beachfront Home Listed as Most Expensive Property on the Market in County
Mantoloking–Most residents of Ocean County are familiar with the expensive beachfront reality of Mantoloking. The oceanfront in Mantoloking is full of jaw dropping homes that can’t be bought for less than a million dollars. It’s a strip of beach in Ocean County where a 4,500 square foot home will cost you around $5,000,000 and they go up from there.
One of those homes, known as “The Blue Arches”, a former retreat for dignitaries, now a private residence, has been put on the market.
“Blue Arches is an exquisitely showcased property with timeless appeal that offers the discriminating buyer all the amenities that one would expect from a home of this caliber,” according to Larry Childers of Childers Sothebys, the broker of record for the listing. “This iconic home with a gracious architectural style has been completely restored and boasts magnificent panoramic ocean views from every level. There are 9 bedrooms, 9 full baths, 2 half baths, 3 fireplaces and beautiful hardwood floors throughout. A large terrace overlooks the ocean while the beautifully landscaped property offers complete privacy.”
“Blue Arches and the adjacent properties were owned by Amos Peaslee for years,” said Susan Laymon, of Childer’s Sothebys, “Amos was the US ambassador to Australia during the Eisenhower administration. He was host to many foreign dignitaries and politicians at Blue Arches during this time. Richard Nixon, as Eisenhower’s VP stayed next door to Blue Arches as Amos Peaslee’s guest.”
According to the United States’ Embassy, Amos Jenkins Peaslee, was an international lawyer from New Jersey, was appointed by President Eisenhower in 1953 and served until 1956. He and his wife, Dorothy, were tremendously popular and left a host of friends in Canberra. He was a Quaker, but this did not deter the family from an active social life. Many people remember rolling up the rugs and dancing till dawn in the Residence during the Peaslee tenure.
So how much is owning a piece of Mantoloking history going to cost you? The Blue Arches is listed at just $13,900,000.
The home was built in 1929 and is situated on 2.23 acres of oceanfront property.