Developer iStar has completed on more step in their exciting plans for the revitalisation of New Jersey’s Asbury Park with the announcement of the sales launch of Monroe Condominiums, the newest addition to the area’s luxury residential scene.

Designed by Miami-based, New Jersey-born architect Chad Oppenheim, the property is an important piece in the Asbury House scheme, following the recent launch of the nearby Asbury Hotel – and our October issue’s full report on the area’s planned transformation. (See W*211)

This is Oppenheim’s very first architecture venture in his home state. The Monroe sits just blocks from the sea and spans 34 units and the architect drew on the area’s character and style for his design – also tapping into his valuable personal knowledge of New Jersey in order to fulfill the needs of its future users to perfection.

'Chad – who was raised in the area and understands the town’s unique potential – is renowned for creating stunning architecture that focuses on blending indoor and outdoor living, which made him the perfect person to design Monroe,' said Creative Director and Design Lead of the redevelopment Anda Andrei.

Now, the architecture features timber and stone, as well as rich amenities such as a ‘furnished, private outdoor terrace with freestanding KitchenAid grills and Raw Urth Designs Napa fireplaces,' explain the developers. Services will be offered in partnership with the Asbury Hotel, giving residents priority access to areas such as the swimming pool. Interiors include Corian kitchen countertops to Molteni cabinetry and KitchenAid appliances.

A soft, pre-sale launch revealed increased interest in the area, with 40 per cent of the units now already snapped up; a fitting continuation to Asbury Park’s ongoing tale of rebirth.

Construction is scheduled to complete later this year.