Titanic Home Linked to Straus Family and Ocean Gate Disaster Is Back on the Market for Purchase
Resources Real Estate is excited to announce the availability of the main house at Cobble Close Farm, a distinguished French country estate steeped in rich history located in Middletown, NJ.
Built in the 1920s for Herbert Straus, scion of Macy’s co-owner and U.S. Congressman Isidor Straus, Cobble Close Farm stands as a testament to enduring legacy. This is the same Straus family who more recently endured deep water tragedy: Stockton Rush, the CEO of OceanGate, who perished in the implosion of the company’s Titan submersible in June was married to Wendy Rush, the great niece of Herbert Straus who originally built Cobble Close Farm.
The estate, nestled on approximately 13 curated acres, showcases five private residences crafted from stucco and cast stone, capped by striking red, tiled roofs. The grounds boast an array of captivating features, including gothic arches, fountains, lush gardens, a refreshing pool, expansive lawns adorned with Greco-Roman statues, and an enchanting orangery. There is even a lavender farm located on the property.
While exuding old-world grandeur, the crown jewel of this property is the converted dairy barn. Spanning an impressive 4,950 square feet, it boasts a sun-drenched solarium, a grand parlor and dining area. Its unique charm has made it a sought-after backdrop for fashion, film, and television productions.
Listing agent Katherine Raftery, Sales Associate at Resources Real Estate, expressed her enthusiasm about this exceptional listing. “I am so excited to bring such a unique piece of history to the market. This is truly a rare opportunity – the setting and architecture are something that must be seen to fully appreciate.”
Nestled in a serene rural setting adjacent to a horse farm and the prestigious Navesink Country Club, this property offers a tranquil escape within a short drive to the vibrant community of Red Bank and ocean beaches, and offers a convenient NYC commute by rail or high-speed ferry.
Viewing is available by appointment only. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Katherine Raftery at Resources Real Estate’s Rumson office at 732-212-0440.
For more information about Cobble Close Farm, please visit: resourcesrealestate.com/
About Resources Real Estate:
Resources Real Estate is Monmouth County NJ’s premier independent brokerage, serving both residential and commercial clients with an exceptional standard of professionalism and service, state-of-the-art technology, and in-depth market knowledge. With over 100 sales associates and support staff, Resources Real Estate services Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex Counties and maintains strong referral relationships with brokers throughout the U.S. and internationally. Resources Real Estate has offices in Rumson, Atlantic Highlands, Manasquan, Colts Neck and Shrewsbury, NJ. Resources Real Estate has been recognized by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, Inc. 5000, and NJBiz 250, is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International, Forbes Real Estate Council, and has been named a Top Workplace by NJ.com multiple times. The company is proudly affiliated with Resources Title Agency, Resources Referral and it’s philanthropic partner, the Carolynn Ozar Diakon Foundation.To learn more about Resources Real Estate services and career opportunities, visit www.resourcesrealestate.com