Forest Cottage

Forest Cottage

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46 Prospect Avenue
Forest Cottage
Built around 1892 by Ezra R. and Clara Champion as a summer cottage. The house has many original architectural features typical of a colonial revival Victorian. These include the portecochere, stained glass bay windows on first and second floors, a full third floor where the servants once lived, and wrap-around porches.

The extensive roof with its multiple intersecting gables is the dominate feature of the house. The steeply pitched and intersecting planes of the roof are continued in the porch roof, covering the house as if it were a blanket. Walls have natural wood shingles and simulated coursed ashlar. Windows have varied shapes and sizes. The one-story porch is supported by Tuscan order posts, linked by a colonial revival balustrade. The interior boasts original oak moldings, pocket doors leading into the parlor, and a servants' staircase leading from the second floor to the kitchen.

During replacement of the circular drive, a 1990's restoration uncovered a prohibition-era "hooch cellar" near the right front corner of the house. In prohibition times, bootleg liquor bottles were lowered through a three foot wide opening into this brick storage structure ten feet deep and six feet wide underground. It's top was reached from a covered gazebo which used to extend out from the porch.

As of 1894, Ezra Champion was proprietor of the huge Portland Hotel at Fifth Avenue and Ocean Boulevard, which burned down in 1903.

This hill top neighborhood has a mix of beautiful homes whose period details have been preserved. It evokes memories of an earlier time, when life was more gentle, a bit slower, and leisurely neighborhood strolls invited passersby to linger for a while. Most of the houses began their existence as summer cottages for the well-to-do at a time when Atlantic Highlands was becoming popular as a seaside resort and summer home away from home. Several original owners called themselves the "the 49ers" because they lived on East 49th Street in Manhattan during other seasons -- perhaps also commemorating the Gold Rush? Int eh middle of Prospect Circle is land jointly owned as a park.

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