Unique Jersey Shore House is free for the taking before demolition – if you can move it – NBC New York

There is an urge to save a piece of history along the Jersey Shore, as a unique and landmark home will be demolished in weeks unless someone steps up to take it safely elsewhere.

In a sea of ​​homes along the coast, a red A-frame on Bennett Avenue and Park Boulevard in Wildwood stands out.

“People come from all over to see it and have their picture taken. It’s part of Wildwood’s history,” says Veronica Navazio, who lives next door.

But the well-known house is expected to be torn down in about two weeks unless it finds a new home elsewhere.

“We don’t have much time at all, so we have to act very quickly,” says Taylor Henry of the group Preserving the Wildwoods. They are trying to save and move the A-frame, which was built around 1960 and has been empty for years.

“It’s kitschy, colorful, fun,” said Henry of the house’s charms.

The property was sold in the summer of 2021 and new apartments are planned for the site. Real estate agent William Macomber, who represents the owner, said the beloved home is up for grabs for free.

“We’d love to give it away, to the person who can actually move legally and with insurance and the right way,” Macomber said.

“We have some really cool ideas that people have offered for new uses for this building and places to move it into,” Henry said.

As of right now, the biggest challenge right now is finding a company to move the house. Conservationists hope they will do the work for free.

“If you can help us, contact us right away, because we can’t afford to wait,” Henry said.

It’s become a race against time to keep a Jersey Shore landmark afloat elsewhere.

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