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6003 Boardwalk, Ventnor
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17 S. Washington Avenue Unit B, Margate
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8602 Ventnor Avenue, Margate
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2 S. Dudley Avenue, Ventnor
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5604 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor
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Beach Block Home in St. Leonard’s Tract
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NEWS FLASH: Ventnor Ordinance Amended
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16 N. Brunswick Avenue, Margate
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120 N. Quincy Avenue, Margate
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May Home Maintenance Checklist

6003 Boardwalk, Ventnor

Private Boardwalk. Ocean Front. St. Leonard’s Tract. Built in the 1920’s. Historic Estate.

Walk up the beautifully designed stone driveway to this magnificent custom ocean front home and enter the expansive wrap around porch overlooking a spectacular fenced in patio with a secluded in ground pool. Take in the amazing grand center staircase which features custom tile floors throughout. Adjacent to the stunning living room complete with a custom granite fireplace, there is a media room with stain glass pocket doors. Irving Berlin actually played a baby grand in this living room! 

Irving Berlin

 

The Berlin Family on the beach in Atlantic City

The large formal dining room boasts a tray ceiling with exquisite stained glass. Through double doors sits a massive custom kitchen illuminated by multiple skylights and equipped with a huge center island, dumbwaiter, granite countertops, beautiful stainless appliances, and so much more. The 2nd floor boasts a custom Master Bedroom with an exquisite master bath equipped with custom furnishings, walk in closets, and wand double doors leading out to unparalleled direct ocean view from a private balcony. The second floor also includes a 2nd large bedroom suite. The 3rd floor contains 4 more large bedrooms, each complete with its own beautiful private bath and walk in closets. There is a large loft with skylights above the 3rd floor, perfect as a den, office or art studio. It doesn’t stop there; a fully finished basement contains custom beach murals, a huge media room equipped with a large bar for entertaining, and a large 2 car garage. Plus, Danny Devito  and Joe Piscopo filmed Wise Guys at this estate!

   

Wise Guys (1986)

 

Danny Devito filming Wise Guys

With incredible history and breathtaking details around every corner, this immaculate estate is a must-see!
For more photos of this property, please visit our website here.
Check out an exterior virtual tour of the property, here.
Check out an interior virtual tour of the property, here.

17 S. Washington Avenue Unit B, Margate

Welcome to the Washington Waves…
Walk up the beautiful sun filled stairway to your new construction 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom town home boasting ocean views inside and out. The 9′ ceilings combined with the open floor plan gives the area a very spacious feel. Hardwood floors run throughout the entire home and the custom kitchen includes a center kitchen island and granite counter tops, wine fridge, and stainless steel appliances. The spacious master bedroom suite includes a private master bath with double granite sinks & a walk in closet. There are three more large bedrooms, two more full baths, and a large laundry room complete with a utility sink. Exterior features include a large covered deck in the front with ocean views, a rear porch in the back, a large 22′ fenced yard with paver patio, 3 car parking (1 car garage + 2 car port), a large storage area, and an outside shower. This property is also pet friendly, has low condo fees, and is just 1 block from the beach – perfect for a summer getaway!
For more information and property details, click here.

8602 Ventnor Avenue, Margate

With its beautifully landscaped front yard, this Parkway South Side home is a showstopper on the Parkway of Margate!
The custom brick walkway leads you into this immaculate 4 bedroom 3 bath Cape Cod home. Adjacent to the front sitting room there is a massive formal dining room with beautiful hardwood floors and lots of windows, perfect for entertaining even the largest groups. From there you pass through an elegant tiled living room boasting a custom wall of bookshelves, and double doors to your secluded, back brick patio. Step into your custom eat-in kitchen boasting a large center island, new stainless steel appliances, and wall to wall custom glass door cabinetry. The spacious master bedroom suite is simply perfection with its stunning private spa bath. There is also a huge adjacent den/office connected to the master suite, which can easily be used as a large second bedroom. Completing the 1st floor, there is a powder room, an oversized pass through pantry, and laundry room with tons of closet space. The 2nd floor boasts two more large bedrooms, an open sitting area, loads of storage and a beautifully renovated full bath.

 

The exterior features include a massive two car garage, expansive awning covered porch facing Margate’s Parkway, a fenced patio with an
electronic awning, and privacy hedges that create an oasis perfect for entertaining. There’s even a second floor balcony with stunning ocean views!

 

Live luxuriously in this stunning Parkway home! For more information, click here.

2 S. Dudley Avenue, Ventnor

Beautiful & Spacious Summer Rental

Looking for the perfect full summer rental? For $40k, this lovely estate is yours!

 

Welcome to a picture perfect 5 bedroom 5.5 bath St. Leonard’s Tract Estate boasting an enormous wrap-around porch that recalls summers of days gone-by. Located just two short blocks to the beach on one of the most beautiful streets in historic St. Leonard’s Tract, this magnificent one-of-a-kind home is being offered as a full summer rental.

 

Spacious and sunny with an open layout, the ground floor features a large living room with a fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors, spacious dining room and an eat-in chef’s kitchen with breakfast bar. This luxurious open layout featuring a strong attention to detail and multiple seating options makes this estate ideal for entertaining and family gatherings. The second floor includes a master bedroom suite with a spa bath and fireplace, sitting room and private deck, plus 4 more bedrooms and bathrooms! There is also a huge lower level with a media room, game room & laundry room. Outside, enjoy summer barbecues in the incredible private courtyard.

 

The home is available from Memorial Day through Labor Day for $40k plus utilities.

5604 Ventnor Avenue, Ventnor

Charm in Historic St. Leonard’s Tract

 

 

Situated on an oversized 60′ x 115′ lot in historic St. Leonard’s Tract, this 5 bedroom, 3 bath home is deceptively large!

The expansive living room features a built-in fireplace and tons of natural light. The renovated eat-in kitchen boasts a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and an expansive dining area. There’s a large adjacent sunroom perfect for entertaining with easy access to the oversized rear fenced yard and patio. (Plenty of room for a pool too!) The first floor also includes a laundry room, a den, two bedrooms and a full bath.

Upstairs, the spacious master bedroom suite boasts its own private bath and two updated closets. Down the hall, two more bedrooms share a hall bath. One of the most impressive features is the enormous second floor deck, which is perfect for summer barbecues and large gatherings. Additional highlights include updated bathrooms, storage space in the basement and third floor attic and a detached garage.

Just 2 blocks to the beach, this blend of historic charm and modern upgrades is a wonderful merger of old and new!

Beach Block Home in St. Leonard’s Tract

101 S. Oxford Avenue, Ventnor

Enjoy the sight and sounds of the ocean from your own BEACH BLOCK home! With 3 floors of living space, 5 large bedrooms and 3.5 baths, this historic St. Leonard’s Tract home is deceivingly large.

The first floor boasts a spacious living room with gorgeous stone fireplace and an expansive dining room with pocket doors. The eat-in kitchen features granite counter tops, a decorative tiled backsplash, stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances and loads of counter space. Additional 1st floor highlights include an inviting family room, a large master bedroom suite with private bath plus a 2nd bedroom perfect for a home office or den.

On the second floor, you’ll find another full bath plus three more enormous bedrooms, including one that includes a sitting room equally as large as a bedroom. The finished basement is accessible via a separate entrance and includes a media room, wet bar, laundry room, tons of storage space and a gorgeous full bathroom with a walk in shower!

Outside, there is a front porch with ocean views, a paver patio, a fenced yard, a detached garage and a large storage shed. Steps to the beach and boardwalk, too!

NEWS FLASH: Ventnor Ordinance Amended

Ventnor Ordinance

HAVE YOU HEARD?!

NOW, VENTNOR HOMES CAN BE RENOVATED EVERY YEAR!

 

GOODBYE, IMPROVEMENT LIMITATIONS

Until recently, there was a severe limit to the amount of improvement possible for homes situated below the required elevation. In the past, such homes could only be improved 40% of their market or assessed value every 10 years.

Here’s a hypothetical example:

Let’s say John Doe owns a home in Ventnor that does not meet the required elevation.  He wants to renovate his kitchen and bathrooms. His home is assessed at $450,000.

In the past, Mr. Doe could spend no more than $180,000 (40% of his home’s value) on renovations every 10 years. This put our hypothetical homeowner in a pickle – if he renovated his kitchen, he would have to press pause on the bathroom project until 2027. If he wanted to tackle both projects in this decade, he would have to tear down his entire home and build a new construction.

 Ventnor City Hall

 

HELLO, ORDINANCE AMENDMENT

Effective October of 2016, The Board of Commissioners AMENDED the previous ordinance. Now, Ventnor homes can be improved 50% of the market or assessed value EVERY YEAR!

Now, homeowners can take on major renovation projects without tearing down their residence.

Now, your Ventnor home is worth more!

And now, John Doe can renovate his kitchen AND his bathroom – no tear down necessary!

The Mark Arbeit And Co team thanks Mayor Holtzman, Commissioner Landgraf and Commissioner Kriebel for helping preserve our beautiful Ventnor homes!

 

MORE INFORMATION

To view the official amended ordinance, Click Here.

Want to find out what your home is worth? Call Mark Today!

16 N. Brunswick Avenue, Margate

Custom Built Beach Home

16 N. Brunswick Avenue

Conceived for entertaining and shore living, this spectacular 3 story 6 BR 4 BA custom home was professionally designed with every detail and meticulously crafted in 2008 by noted builder/developer, Jacob Yoel. Not your run of the mill “spec house” this home boasts classic high end finishes and multiple upgrades including real hardwood floors throughout, tankless “on-demand” hot water heater, custom plantation shutters on every window and custom closets, just to name a few.

The 1st floor boasts an open floor plan creating a spacious, sunny and airy feel to the home and includes a large living room, adjacent dining area (with access to the fenced yard), state of the art kitchen with granite counters & a center island, Jenn Air stainless steel appliances & custom cabinets, 1st floor bedroom (den or office) and a full bath.

Located on the 2nd floor,the master suite includes a private spa bath, walk in closet and a private deck. There are also two more large bedrooms and another full bathroom. The washer and dryer are located on this floor too. The third floor has two more large bedrooms and another full bath.

Backyard barbecues are a blast in the private fenced yard. There’s also a paver patio, outdoor shower, custom shed and room to park three cars. While this home is superior, the location is OUTSTANDING. Brunswick’s beachblock is the shortest in Margate therefore this home is 2 blocks to the beach, close to the Boardwalk and the best restaurants & shopping in town.

 

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120 N. Quincy Avenue, Margate

Just Completed: New Construction Beach Home in Margate

New Construction Shore Home

Just completed, this 3,300 square foot new construction home in Margate’s prestigious Parkway Section includes 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Great efforts were made in the selection of custom features and architectural details, resulting in its unique yet classic style.

A spacious open floor plan includes a large living room with fireplace and spacious eat-in kitchen. The first floor features a master bedroom suite
plus a second large bedroom and bathroom. The second floor includes a second master bedroom suite with walk-in closet, vaulted ceilings and
huge private bathroom. There is also a huge family room with deck and two more large bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom. The home
also has an unfinished 3rd floor providing the option for two more bedrooms and another full bathroom or a great playroom for the kids or
grandkids.

Exterior highlights include covered front and rear porches, a rear sun deck and a detached garage. Built on a huge 72’ x 80’ lot, the
Buyer has the option of adding a large in-ground pool as well a beautiful area for entertaining.

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May Home Maintenance Checklist

spring french bulldogMay is truly a transitional month. It’s between the unpredictable spring weather and the summer months ahead. You’ll want to get your outdoor spaces looking good now to make them both relaxing and party-ready for the warm weather approaching.

Work on curb appeal: Place flowers in planters on your front porch for a welcoming look.

Fertilize your lawn: Check for bare spots or damaged grass. Make sure you use the correct amount of fertilizer and don’t forget to water.

Check for termites: Take a look at your home’s exterior wood and inspect for any swarms of winged insects. If spotted, it’s best to call a professional pest control company to treat the area.

Reseal exterior woodwork: Extend the life of decks, fences, railings and other outdoor wooden structures by resealing them every year or two.

Prevent mosquitos: Get rid of any standing water to keep mosquitos at a minimum.

Inspect the roof: Visually inspect your roof using binoculars or a camera rather than climbing up onto the roof. If anything looks like it needs repair, call a roofer.

Check outdoor lighting: Clean dirt and insects that have accumulated on lights over the winter. Additionally, replace bulbs if necessary so that they’ll be ready to show off your beautiful yard.

If you’re planning to sell your home this spring, you’ll want it to look its best. Talk to your real estate agent about any other improvements they may have to make your home as attractive as possible to potential buyers. And if you need a recommendation for any service, Mark Arbeit And Co can steer you in the right direction!

 

Article Re-posted from Long and Foster Blog

Original Article by By Suzanne Whitenight Pilcher, Marketing Coordinator, Long & Foster Companies.

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