Postcard of Avalon houses

September 25, 2014 in New Jersey,Places,Postcards,United States

Living in New York City, you get used to maximizing the little space you do have. Things that I took for granted growing up in the suburbs are a rare premium here: a dishwasher, a washer/dryer, a hall closet, a front yard and a backyard and a side yard. Even just the concept of having an entire house to yourself (!) seems to be an urban myth, reserved only for celebrities in the West Village and Russian oligarchs on the Upper East Side.

House in Avalon Beach, New Jersey Shore

When we spent a week in the quaint beach town of Avalon, New Jersey, I was shocked not only by how beautiful the shore was but how incredible all of the houses were. Some were adorable, others were massive: it ran the gamut from just-enough to way-too-much. My favorite activity quickly became taking walks through the neighborhood (or along the beach), just to see the houses.

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  • Michelle

    I love houses with shuttered windows, and even more so when they are surrounded by flowers and foliage! Just gorgeous.

  • Oh wow, I cannot believe how stunning these are, and how different, too! I think my favourite has to be the top one, it looks very European!

  • Megan

    Looks like Cape Cod! (That should be your next getaway).

  • love the porches!… great to discover new treasures right around you…

  • camorose

    Yes! I adore a good flower window box 🙂

  • camorose

    Right? It was such an adorable little beach cottage!

  • camorose

    I would LOVE to go there next summer! Fingers crossed 🙂

  • camorose

    Yes! I would love to have a good porch!

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