RUMSON: SIDE-BY-SIDE MANSIONS FOR SALE

dawkins-estate3George Hall’s 18,000-square-foot house, as seen from the Navesink in 2008. Below, the Gooch estate next door. (Photo above by John T. Ward; below from Monmouth MLS.Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

76 w river rumsonLess than three years after dropping $12 million for one of Rumson’s grandest homes, hedge fund tycoon and Kentucky Derby horseman George Hall has put the place up for sale.

Hall’s 18,000-square-foot West River Road residence, formerly owned by Heisman Trophy winner Pete Dawkins, hit the market last week for $17.2 million.

Well-heeled shoppers for a Navesink River crib might also want to check out Mickey Gooch’s place next door, with an asking price of $16.5 million.

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DOWNTOWN PROPERTIES ON THE MARKET

primasThe former bank building that houses Prima’s Home Café is for sale, but the store itself isn’t. (Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

retail churn smallredbankgreen came upon Red Bank-based commercial real estate broker Geoff Brothers putting a for-sale sign in the window of Primas Home Café on Broad Street last week.

But the furniture store’s not for sale, only the building that houses it. And it’s one of a number of downtown commercial properties on the market.

Because Brothers has a hand in so many commercial deals in town, we thought we’d take a moment to call some out some of the listings available (and likely to soon be seen) on the Brothers Commercial Brokerage website.

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