Spring Lake House Rental Photos and Description
Cool and elegant 4 bedroom, 3 bath, with double lot yard perfect for summer
Classic Colonial Dutch 100-year-old home, just renovated, with gracious airy living room, dining room, high-end kitchen with table to seat 10, refinished hardwood floors throughout, chef's kitchen with marble counters and all new appliances, French doors to sunporch, den (with pull-out queen couch) and new 40-in flatscreen TV, wifi, central a/c and heat, basement family room with 50 inch plasma TV, 3 full baths all newly appointed with Kohler fittings, 4 bedrooms with designer wallpaper, antique furnishings, wood-burning fieldstone fireplace, enormous double-lot yard with new deck, new outdoor shower. Comes with 5 beach badges and exclusive locker for storing beach gear (chairs, umbrella are provided) at the North End Pavilion. A perfect getaway.
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- limited accessibility
About Nan Richardson
We are a family of 7 brothers and sisters (plus assorted spouses or significant others, 14 offspring, lots of cousins, in-laws, and friends) who live variously in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. We return like the swallows of Capistrano yearly to Spring Lake for our Memorial Day extravaganza, and for many weekends and early vacation weeks. It holds many happy memories for us all, and for our children now as well. We are lawyers, publishers, hotel decorators, science editors, art directors, video filmmakers turned property managers, architects. This is the place we come to be together with our extended family, who still live in this charming town: cousins, aunts and uncles.
Nan Richardson purchased this house in 1960
Why Nan Richardson chose Spring Lake
Our grandfather came from Ireland when his older brothers inherited the farms, to make his fortune in America. He bought a farm in Princeton and part of an old estate in Spring Lake and we summered there with grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, a big extended family, in a compound created from the old carriage houses and stables and gardens of Grandpa's peonies and irises. When two lawyer friends (who lived with their 6 children a few houses down in this lovely brick house) had to move for work to Washington DC, my parents swapped homes with them. (But in the neighborhood it is still referred to as 'the Maloy house!') It was reportedly built by a Mason in 1910 and he built it well; the steps and proportions follow those magic numbers. It is a lovely, solid, happy home, and we have great memories of fireflies and flashlight tag, of the screen door slamming softly and Mother coming out on the porch and placing a tray of vanilla cream sodas on the wicker table, and the strawberry patch and the sweetness of the lilacs and Rose of Sharon blooming, and the beach all shimmering in that summer light .... Finally, after 50 years, we finished a massive renovation to bring all to a state-of-the art level. Since our children love it as much as we do, the house is now good for the next 50 years, so we hope their children will someday enjoy it too!
What makes this house unique
Peaceful, restful, deeply restorative are the associations we have with being in Spring Lake at this Brighton house. Evening strolls on the boardwalks, morning runs on the beaches, leisurely bike rides anytime, reading (and a little nap) on the porch sofa with its view of the sea, hanging out and catching up in the awning shade, fishing off the bridges in Spring Lake, trips to the 5 & 10 for penny candy, great BBQs in the backyard, The Scone Pony or Tom Bailey's freshly-baked doughnuts, and so much more!