Centrally located in the quaint neighborhood of West Belmar, known for its proximity, within one mile, to the beach, marina and two blocks to its beloved elementary school. This beautiful ''builders own'' home feels like a warm mountain house with its craftsman style millwork, original wide plank wood floors, two story family room with cottage windows & Frenchdoors opening to the yard, soaring ceilings and cottage stone wood burning fireplace which is open to the kitchen and dining room. The kitchen features a gourmet, oversized stove with griddle, custom cabinetry, granite and a center island with seating. French door opens to the adjacent large mud room with a sink and room for a dog retreat that accesses thesecond floor features the master suite with a big walk-in closet, bath holding double sinks, glass enclosed shower and jetted tub. There is also an office and bedroom completing this level. The backyard is waiting for summer fun: here we have an inground pool, cabana with half bath, pergola covered dining space and fire pit awaiting a smores party! Additionally, this home has a fenced in backyard, garage, and full basement featuring a finished room with high ceilings and legal egress making this a good space for a home office or an extra recreation space. The owners loved being within steps to the school and playground, paddle boardingon the Shark River and spending weekends biking to the Belmar and Spring Lake Beaches. Owners Favorite Feature was the fire place where they have so many memories of the holidays centered around this beautiful mantle.