Gloria Nilson Closes Landmark Home Sale in Rumson


$12 Million Estate Is Largest Real Estate Sale in Scenic Seaside Community

July 29, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — The $12 million sale price for Long Point in Rumson, N.J., has secured Kelly Zaccaro’s place in the annals of real estate history. On the heels of four continuous months of improving national home sale numbers, Zaccaro, a veteran sales associate with the Rumson office of Gloria Nilson, REALTORS®, Real Living – the leading high-end real estate brokerage in central New Jersey – recently closed the single largest residential real estate transaction in the history of Rumson.

“I had a buyer who saw an opportunity to acquire, arguably, one of the most prestigious estates in all of New Jersey” Zaccaro explained. “With a motivated buyer, seller and the right property, all that was left was to leverage every opportunity and make sure I secured the best possible transaction for my client.”

Originally listed at $29 million, Long Point, an 18,000-square foot, 10.4 acre gated estate on a private peninsula surrounded by the Navesink River was built in 2004 and features Shingle-style architecture and bold architectural elements such as barrel ceilings, vast archways and stunning views of the river from nearly every window. With spectacular outdoor living and entertaining spaces as well as outbuildings, Long Point – the name given by the home’s renowned architectural firm, Shope Reno Wharton – was long a distinguished residential gem in this already alluring Wall Street-bedroom community prior to the sale.

“Gloria Nilson has a long history of successfully representing clients in the purchase or sale of magnificent properties throughout the state – it’s the foremost reason buyers and sellers select Gloria Nilson as their real estate brokerage of choice,” noted Patricia Bell, president of Gloria Nilson REALTORS®, Real Living. “Kelly did a masterful job securing an incredible price for her client and she set the benchmark for client service and market expertise for Monmouth real estate transactions.”

According to PJ Rotchford, broker and sales manager for the Gloria Nilson Rumson office, it isn’t surprising the sale of Long Point broke all records.

“It was clearly a special property and a magnificent home. What is also not surprising is that once again the buyer was a local resident,” Rotchford noted. “In the last 10 years, more than 90 percent of the estate homes sold in the Rumson area have been purchased by families living locally or with direct ties to the area, again confirming Rumson and its immediate neighbors are the best kept secret in the New York-Metropolitan area.” 

As the leading broker of estate homes in Rumson and the surrounding area for more than 25 years, Gloria Nilson, REALTORS®, Real Living is the foremost resource in the sale or purchase of these fine estates.

Gloria Nilson, REALTORS®, Real Living is one of the most prominent real estate brokerages in central New Jersey. Throughout its 30 years, Gloria Nilson has remained one of New Jersey’s prestigious real estate firms and has grown from a single office to 16 offices across central New Jersey. Gloria Nilson is built on a commitment to redefine personal service and to exceed customer expectations.


New Jersey RealEstateRama is an Internet based Real Estate News and Press Release distributor chanel of RealEstateRama for New Jersey Real Estate publishing community.

RealEstateRama staff editor manage to selection and verify the real estate news for State of New Jersey.