This 3-story mansion, dubbed “The Marble House”, is located at 4099 Bayberry Drive in Avalon, NJ. It boasts 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, a floating circular staircase, and a huge 2-story open space that includes the great room, living room, gourmet kitchen, and dining room. There is also a master suite with his & her baths, 3 decks, and a swimming  pool with spa and slide. It is listed at $9,875,000.

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  • Marie

    I’d like to know year it was built and square footage that info seems to be missing.




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  • TONY

    This is a perfect example of the cheaply made homes that are too often featured on this site, this home should not be called “marble house”, look at the real marble house then look at this house and you will see what a cheap piece of crap it is by comparison, or even look at C. Frederick Wehba Sr.’s house, it is an imitation of marble house but his house was done very well with good quality for the most part, but this house looks like cheap crap, comparing this house to C. Frederick Wehba Sr or comparing it to the real marble house is like comparing a real Louis Vuitton to the fake crap at the flea market, this house looks very faux, and by faux i mean it looks like everything is a cheap and fake imitation of the real quality materials that should have been used, for example C. Frederick Wehba Sr’s home and the real marble house are made of real stone, either limestone or some other type of genuine stone, this home is made of some cheap imitation crap that is supposed to look like stone, also the walls look cheap, look at the walls of C. Frederick Wehba Sr’s home and then look back at the walls in this home, also the stairs and banister look cheap too, everything in this home looks cheap, you have to be blind to look at the exterior of this home and look at the exterior of C. Frederick Wehba Sr’s home or the exterior of the real marble house and not see the difference, I want to see more quality homes like C. Frederick Wehba Sr’s home or like the Hablinkski & Manion Homes or Finton Construction homes or any other homes built by great builders with quality and distinction, not cheap fake looking crap like this




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  • Grrrowler

    I should learn not to look at houses like this while I’m drinking tea; I almost did a spit take across my keyboard. Is the name a reference to Richard Morris Hunt’s Marble House in Newport? If so, they should call it something different since, other than some marble tile, this house has nothing in common with that masterpiece.

    I’m sure the builder/owner was going for grand, but it just turned out sad. It’s nothing but a giant rectangle with some columns and a portico stuck on the front and what appears to be scaffolding all of the back. It looks like a three-story double-wide. Where is the detailing that belongs on a $10 million house?

    The interior…I don’t know where to begin. Like Tony said, the pictures clearly show that the house is lacking in quality. Marble tile will never take the place of real slab marble used for floors, walls, and counters. A marble tile floor is simply a tile floor. The interior “design” is…I’m sorry, I can’t go on. Let’s just say I loathe the whole thing.




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  • Daniel

    Ya, this house is pretty much crap. Granted it does have an ocean view, but nearly $10 million for this horrendously boxy mess is a little asinine.

    Personally, I don’t mind the openness of the home, but I think when it spans the entire length of house, it should not be “styled” in circa 1985 nouveau riche white on white on white. From what I’ve seen, only a contemporary style can pull off the openness that this home exhibits.

    And like the others said, giving the house a name, let alone “The Marble House”, is a very VERY bad joke. Just because it has exterior columns and is white does not mean it is enough to name it after one of America’s greatest homes.

    How about (and if it is off, you can thank Google Translate): La maison des ordures




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    • Grrrowler

      Personally, I would call it Le Maison de Merde




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  • Jason

    Kenny I have to agree with TONY. I enjoy your site, but sometimes you feature too many crap homes like this one and other architecturally insignificant homes. I suggest being more selective with what you feature or at least title homes like this one “Joke of the Day”. Also, what gives when I suggest a good home for the site and it never appears for others to enjoy: like

    http://suzanneperkins.com/portfolio/3215foothillrd/index.html
    and
    http://suzanneperkins.com/portfolio/RobertWebbProject/index.html
    and the $35 million Glass House you featured with floorplans in the listing,
    http://suzanneperkins.com/portfolio/780AshleyRoad/index.html




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    • Marcus

      The Robert Webb Project is a mix of good and bad. The interior is beauitful and so is the view and gardens but the front has no curb appeal at all. I also like the fact the realtor added floor plans – thats alway a plus.




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    • Kenny Forder

      Like Daniel said, it is called “Homes of the RICH” for a reason. I like to showcase the most magnificent as homes as well as the downright hideous ones. It’s fun to see what kind of homes are out there. Sorry for not doing posts on them. I get tons of emails from people, so I forgot sometimes. My next post is on the Santa Barbara Equestrian Estate, so I hope that makes you happy.




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  • Mak

    Eww. Just eww.

    I don’t understand builders who do this. Its such a stylistic mess. Ugh.




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  • Swimmer

    This is horrible “home” is a piece of junk. Everything about it looks fake. The rear facade is HIDEOUS!




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  • Marcus

    9.875 Million for this ugly thing. This is one of the uglies houses ever to grace these pages. These people must be mentally deficient and the realtor must be an idiot for listing such a place.




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  • Daniel

    Ya know, there is nothing stopping any of you from creating your own damn blog. I think it is a GREAT idea showcasing some of America’s greatest homes next to some of America’s disasters. It gets people talking. If this site only showed the most opulent, the most well designed and the most expensive, well then in my opinion it would get dull after a while. After all, it is called “Homes of the RICH”, not “Homes of the classy” or “Homes of the interior designers”. If you want that, I’m sure architecturaldigest.com will appease for the time being.

    Keep up the good work, Kenny!!!




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    • Kenny Forder

      haha, well put Daniel! Thanks! =)




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    • Grrrowler

      I have to agree. It’s great to see magnificent estates with incredible interiors, but it’s highly entertaining to see the utter disasters as well. Plus, what would would we complain about if every post was a house more spectacular than the last? 😉




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    • KEV

      Agree with Daniel. There are so few homes that actually fit what you guys seem to want to see, and most (I said most, Tony, since we had words about this (Le Belvedere) before) were built a hundred years ago. Get over it. Most people today, even the rich and super rich, want square footage, eye candy and the most home they can get for their money, not some Biltmore/Marble House/Breakers./Mar a Lago Estate type construction that takes 1000 craftsmen 5 years to build. It’s money wasted. As I said before, homes like that were ALL built by heirs to robber baron/monopolistic fortunes, and most of the owners of these homes had King/Queen delusions.

      This blog is fine as is, if you want nothing but hand carved perfection, look elsewhere. Life is too short for perfection that is ultimately unattainable.




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  • Marcus

    Kenny, I also think you should post a wide range of homes – good and bad. It is nice to see the beauitful ones and fun to take shots at the ugly ones.




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  • Venom

    The cheap staircase really throws this whole house off.
    You just can’t get past it.




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  • Gatsbyesque

    Tacky, tacky, tacky. Who green-lighted the building of this CHEAP looking monstrosity?

    And this always makes me chuckle… THREE stories above ground and only FIVE bedrooms… Stick a fork in it.




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  • Carl

    If I had ten Million to spend on a property I most certainly would not be located in NEW JERSEY!




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  • tom arnold

    You are all a bunch of idiots.
    1.) This house is in avalon, nj, for those of you who don’t know the average home price = app. $1.5 million…
    2.) This house is BEACHFRONT. Beachfront homes in Avalon START at app. 4 million.
    3.) This house (although beachfront) technically is facing the “high dunes” which contains the most expensive real estate in Avalon/stone harbor/sea isle/etc..
    4.) This house is app. 6,000 square feet, making it a very large mcmansion, and almost a mansion (8,000 sq.ft.)
    5.) This house is made entirely of Marble, interior and exterior
    6.) The ceilings are HUGE, with a completely open, desirable floorplan
    7.) The house also has cameras for added security
    8.) has a pool, with 3 gigantic decks on 3 different levels
    Yeah, this house is worth $10mil. (btw, it’s currently listed for $7.5mil.)

    2 more interesting facts:
    1.) I’m almost certain no one posting on here can afford this house, as your vacation home, otherwise you would’nt be posting on here, so DONT DEGRADE SOMETHING YOU CANT EVEN AFFORD.
    2.) This site is “Homes of the Rich,” not “Rich Looking Homes,” it is intended to show expensive houses belonging to very wealthy people




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    • Eileen Mack

      Thank you so much Tom for your wonderful comments about this house.

      I was an aquaintence of the owner’s father. He told me that the house was made of marble and that his daughter had a hard time finding a builder to build it. Most of them thought the weight of the marble would make it sink into the sandy soil.

      As for Avalon, NJ, there are other famous people who have lived here like Ed McMahon, co-host of The Johnny Carson show and Tom Cruise’s mother. My husband and I met Joe Namath at the Bongo Room in the Hotel Avalon the summer after he won the Super Bowl for the New York Jets. Not sure if he lived there or if he was just visiting.

      No matter what anyone says, this is a very lovely home, in a very lovely city by the sea, in a very lovely state!!




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  • Diane

    Finally someone who knows High End South Jersey. The Name came from people calling it that, because it’s made if Marble. If memory is correct, all the stones were imported from Italy many years ago. Decorating taste is just that. The Herr’s have a family home in Avalon as well as many other $$$ people. The home is not for everyone, but certainly stands out!




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  • Linda L.

    Old school Italian……I LOVE it! I think some of the others are ‘green’ with envy. Probably because they don’t have the cash to build a house like this!




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  • Shawn

    I live not far from this house in cape may county nj it’s exterior is made outta imported Italian marble its 1 of the nicest houses in Avalon, nj I think its beautiful even though I’ll never afford anything like it in my wildest dreams I’m not gonna say anything bad about it go Google imported Italian marble you’ll see how cheap it really is calculate that Italian marble by how much square feet it is and that’s just the price of the outside siding on it if it was cheap they would’ve used vinyl siding its far from cheap!!




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  • Bernard Breslin

    I spent my early summers in Avalon on 18th street. The McMahons house was beach block 18th. Nice kids. Avalon began to get “ritzier” in the 80s. It was a great little beach town. Now it seems that everyone is trying to keep up with the Jones’.




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  • luvsun

    What about the Utz house? $30 million and 14,000 square feet, also oceanfront.




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  • Ray

    This house (and the marble) is coming down soon…….




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    • Marcus

      Why? They’ve taken the marble completely off the exterior. Could they sell the marble but not the house




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      • Ray

        The entire structure is being deconstructed and a new home will be built. The materials will be trucked down to Baltimore and sold as salvaged building materials. The hope is to sell all of the marble in one lot. It wasn’t in great shape though. Too soft to have been an exterior without being glazed.




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        • zwick19050

          No such thing as glazed marble.




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          • Ray

            Uh, when you glaze the marble, it is now glazed marble. Marble is naturally porous.




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