On the Market: Bobby Clarke’s Former Retreat in Cherry Hill
Whether or not you idolize the Flyers great, if you enjoy active leisure, you'll love this tricked-out villa with the feel of a resort.
Attention Flyers fans!
(That is, if the photo above hasn’t caught your attention already.)
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity awaits you in Cherry Hill: the chance to display your love in a big way.
The reason the pool in this fabulous house for sale is shaped like the Flyers logo is because a Flyer built it.
Flyers star Bobby Clarke, now the team’s vice president, lived in this house from 1975 until 1982, when its current owner bought it, according to listing agent Darren M. Sauter of Long & Foster Real Estate.
Clarke told New Jersey Monthly nine years ago how he landed there and why he left. The house he occupied in Mount Ephraim was a little too public, he said, and after the Flyers won back-to-back Stanley Cups, patrons from nearby bars would come knocking on his door. He loved this house, but after making at least one huge addition to it, he moved again because he found the Wilderness Acres subdivision in Cherry Hill a little too private. (He and his family now live in Moorestown.)
But you might find this house and its one-and-a-half-acre wooded lot just right.
It certainly has everything you might want or need to live and entertain in comfort and style. The expansive living room has a soaring coffered ceiling, a wet bar and a gas fireplace that it shares with the family room.
The kitchen is equipped to satisfy the most discriminating cook.
The master suite will serve as your indoor retreat. It has a retractable TV cabinet in its bed and a sitting area with a fireplace. It also has a dressing room, dual closets and a sumptuous bathroom.
Your friends and family will probably clamor to visit you this summer if you move here, for its backyard has all the trappings of a full-blown resort. There’s that large pool for starters, ringed by a cabana with a bar, an outdoor kitchen and a terrace with plenty of room for entertaining. Off to one side of all this is a regulation tennis court with lights, and a glass-roofed balcony off the second-floor hallway overlooks it all.
Anything I missed? Heated floors in the bathrooms. Six-zone climate control. There’s even more, but you’ll have to ask the agent about it.
And even though this house for sale sits on 1.45 wooded acres in a prized, secluded Cherry Hill neighborhood, it’s close to Woodcrest PATCO, Route 70 and I-295. It’s also not far from the Flyers’ practice center in Voorhees, and several Flyers players live in the general area. Maybe you might make friends with some and invite them over to reminisce.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 2 half
SQUARE FEET: 5,266
SALE PRICE: $1,400,000
54 Fries Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 [Darren M. Sauter | Long & Foster Real Estate]