Spend Next Summer In High Style in Ventnor for $3.75M
Close the sale soon enough and you might get a few decent fall beach weekends out of this palatial home right on the boardwalk. Or you could just move here year-round.
In the game of Monopoly, the most desirable real estate in all Atlantic City is the Boardwalk.
Or, as with Marvin Gardens, maybe the game’s creator didn’t have Atlantic City’s Boardwalk in mind. Perhaps he was thinking of the stretch that runs through Ventnor’s St. Leonard’s Tract, home to a slew of swanky homes.
One of those homes is this huge Tudor facing the waves. Built in 1920, it got a total makeover a while back that dramatically transformed its interior and lightened both the inside and the outside.
Inside, the effect of the transformations is to make you feel like you’re embarking on a voyage on a luxury ocean liner, only with bigger windows.
Make that two ocean liners. Somewhere between the living room and the kitchen, someone — the owner? the designer? — decided to change the setting from the RMS Titanic to the SS United States.
The expansive living room just past the front porch, the media room to its right and the dining room are done up in leaded glass windows and Edwardian trim. But even in these rooms — check out the living-room fireplace or the dining-room chandeliers, for instance — one can pick up a hint of the wrinkle in time to come.
You pass through that time warp when you step into the sleek Moderne kitchen, full of sinuous curves and smooth blond wood.
The 1940s also rule in the spacious master bedroom, which spans the entire front of the second floor. Large French doors in its center open onto a private balcony atop the welcoming front porch. From here, you can take in the sweep of the beach and ocean right across the Boardwalk from you.
The marble-clad master bathroom continues the streamlined theme. The other bedroom on this floor and four en suite bedrooms one floor up have simpler design but the same Moderne furnishings for the most part.
Of course, you get great views without having to go inside by just sitting on its front porch. Or you can relax by the pool in front of it.
And in addition, there’s a skylit loft above the third floor that could serve as a den, home office, studio or even seventh bedroom.
Finally, down below, the basement contains a two-car garage accessed through a hallway decorated with Shore murals and a second media room with a full bar.
With all of this, who needs a beach?
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 9 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 7,500
SALE PRICE: $3,750,000
OTHER STUFF: This home had a star turn in the movies as well: the 1986 film “Wise Guys,” starring Danny DeVito and Joe Piscopo, was filmed here.
6003 Boardwalk, Ventnor, N.J. 08406 [Mark Arbeit | Long & Foster Real Estate – Margate]