Joseph F. Berenato
Gorgeous Victorian on Twelfth St.
One of Hammonton’s Victorian gems has come onto the market.
This gorgeous house, located at 400 12th St., was originally built in 1880 and underwent a complete renovation down to the studs in and around 2000, complete with newer wiring and new plumbing throughout the entirety of the structure, as well as the installation two-zone heat and air conditioning.
The result is a home that retains the Victorian look and feel while offering modern conveniences and amenities. With one walk through the front door, perspective homebuyers can experience the seamless blending for themselves.
The front door—which still has the original, functioning doorbell—opens into the foyer, which features original Heartland pine floors that extend through several rooms on the first story.
To the left, a set of pocket doors open into the living room, an airy chamber that overlooks the front and side of the property. Another set of pocket doors leads to the formal dining room, which itself leads into what is currently being utilized for daily dining.
Additionally, three of the doorways between the aforementioned rooms are adorned with stained-glass transom windows.
The kitchen lies to the rear of the informal dining room, and is a spectacle of modern fixtures mimicking period design; the black granite countertops provide perfect accentuation to the white wooden cabinets and stamped metal backsplash.
On the other side of the informal dining room is the floor’s full bathroom, with a stunning black-and-white tile floor and a beautiful column pedestal sink.
A quick trip back through the hallway leads to the staircase to the second floor, conplete with a functioning Vaseline glass lamp as the newel post.
At the top of the stairwell as a large landing area that can excellently utilized as a sitting room. The window in that area receives sunlight for most if the day, making it perfect for leisurely reading.
Two bedrooms are to the right of the hallway, and each one is of a surprising size given the age of the home.
The second-floor bathroom is just as gorgeous as that on the first floor, with similar floor tile, and a granite countertop for the double sink which matches that of the kitchen.
The real delight on this floor, however, is to the front of the house. It is an octagon-shaped room atop an identically shaped portion of the home’s wraparound porch. This is a large chamber, complete with a tile floor and windows on five exterior walks, and it is a marvel to behold.
This house sits on a partially fenced-in, double corner lot with a surprisingly spacious and meticulously landscaped yard. There is ample parking, a 17-by-34 foot shed, an underground sprinkler system and a large above-ground pool, which recently had a new liner installed.
It is within walking distance of many of the downtown’s popular markets and eateries, but just far away enough from the center of town to afford quiet when needed.
This is the perfect purchase for any homebuyer who appreciates the history of the area yet also enjoys the comforts of modern convenience.
This home, currently under contract, is listed for $319,900 through Phil Carr of Crowley & Carr Real Estate. For more information, call (609) 839-8660.