If social media is any indication, Melissa and Joe Gorga are living their best life this summer. Laying out by the pool, throwing barbecues for family and friends, jet skiing with the kids, taking rides in their “new whip” (aka speed boat) — The Real Housewives of New Jersey couple are spending 24/7 at the Jersey Shore. But most excitingly of all, that’s a new house they’re hanging out at.
According to The Daily Mail, Melissa and Joe purchased the waterfront home in Toms River, New Jersey in June for $1 million. Located right on Barnegat Bay, the 3,500-square-foot home is bright and airy on the inside… but the Gorga family seems to be spending the majority of their time enjoying the sea air on the property’s expansive deck. And we can’t blame them! Dubbed "prime real estate" by Joe, we tend to agree — with those views (and that pool), who would want to be inside on a beautiful summer day? See more of the home below!
A Spacious Living Room
Flanking the entryway to her new home, the living room is the Gorga family's more formal sitting area. Melissa decorated the space with dark gray and natural colored hues, accenting the home's stark white walls.
The Eat-In Kitchen
Is there anything better than an oversized kitchen island that doubles as dining table? Nope! Melissa opted for lucite bar stools, the perfect choice to go with the home's airy aesthetic.
A Covered Patio
Perfect for those times when you want to be outside, but not in the direct sunlight, the Gorgas' new deck is tiered, allowing for a covered portion where they have a dining table and multiple chairs for hanging out in the shade.
About That Outdoor Space
The home's sprawling deck is practically on top of the water and it includes a pool with a slide and ample space for chaise lounges, for all the sunbathing the family has been doing this summer.
The New "Whip"
What's a shore house without a speed boat to zip around in? The Gorga's treated themselves to a new boat this summer, which they can park on their home's private dock.
Water Toys Galore
As if the pool, slide, and boat weren't enough, the Gorgas also love goofing off in Barnegat Bay on the family's multiple jet skis.
That View Though
Given their seaside location, Melissa and Joe are privy to some pretty spectacular sunsets each night.
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