• Joseph F. Berenato

House on First Rd. full of potential


This rancher, located at 418 S. First Rd., is listed for $229,000 through Michelle Lucca of Sail Lake Realty. (THG/Joseph F. Berenato. To purchase photos in The Gazette, call (609) 704-1940.)

Tucked away in a quiet section of town is a house that is just brimming with potential.


Located at 418 S. First Rd., this comfortable L-shaped rancher can be the dream home for any potential buyer who’s eager to apply a little tender loving care.


The home’s back door is the main point of ingress, and it leads to a recent addition on the back of the house.


This room—which would make a great den or living room—is outfitted with beautiful woodgrains, light paneling and bay windows on three exterior walls. Additionally, the beams in the room’s ceiling add to the rustic feel of this particular area, which overlooks the property’s sizable yard.


To the left is the home’s kitchen. Here, there is classic linoleum lining the floors, offset by the dark wood cabinets and laminate countertops.


There is additional counter and cabinet space on the wall opposite the sink, which is accented by a smart-looking red brick backsplash.


The kitchen also has an area that is large enough to accommodate a table and chairs for family dinners.


The back of the kitchen leads to the front of the house.


Here, one may find the front door, leading to a respectably sized, tree-lined yard, as well as a coat closet immediately next to that door.


Here is where prospective homebuyers will also find the living room, with a large window showing the front yard.


There is also ample room to satisfy any number of furniture tastes and combinations.


A doorway at the rear of the living room leads to a hallway where the rest of the house may be found.


The first of the bedrooms, to the left of the hallway, is the largest of the three.


A window in the back allows plenty of light, and the room features a built-in cedar closet—as well as a doorway that leads back to the kitchen.


The home’s full bathroom is on the right side of the hallway. There is a rather spacious linen closet here, and stunning tilework lines the walls throughout the room.


Across the hall is the second of the three bedrooms. This is also a respectable size for the era in which the house was built, with an equally decently sized closet.


The third bedroom is at the end of the hallway, with windows on two walls and a closet of its own, as well.


Each bedroom also features its own ceiling fan and recessed radiator heat, and there are lovely, mid-century modern arched doorways throughout the home.


Additionally, the house has a full basement. Though unfinished, it does include a wood-burning fireplace.


This 1,240-square foot home sits on a large-sized lot, which has 2.7 acres of land.


It is a parcel full of possibilities, and is there for the taking for anyone looking to find a home that needs a small amount of work to realize its full potential.


It is priced at $229,000, and is listed through Michelle Lucca of Sail Lake Realty.


For more information, call (609) 820-5597.