Joseph F. Berenato
Surprisingly large home on First Rd.
A recently-listed home in Hammonton offers much more than initially meets the eye.
This house, located at 643 S. First Rd., has a modest-looking street-facing exterior that belies the surprising amount of space within—which prospective homebuyers will immediately notice as soon as they cross the threshold.
To the left of the front door is an area that is perfectly suited for entertaining. Built into the right wall is a series of lighted glass shelves which make a visually impressive liquor cabinet, but can easily serve as an open curio cabinet to display any manner of items. This room also has plenty of floor space to accommodate a table and chairs for informal dinners and gatherings.
To the left of this room is the formal dining room, accented with a gorgeous chair rail and subdued lighting.
The home’s kitchen is accessible from the dining room, and it is large. This is outfitted with expansive amounts of both cabinetry and counter space, and also affords the space for a smaller table for those who prefer to eat in the kitchen directly.
To the right of the kitchen is the home’s great room, which certainly lives up to its name. This is an extremely expansive chamber, bedecked with a gorgeous hardwood floor—which runs through several rooms of the house—and features a beautiful gas fireplace in one corner. This room has plenty of natural light, supplied in part by a bay window overlooking the back of the property and in part by double doors which lead to an outside deck.
A hallway off the great room leads to the sleeping quarters.
The first on the left currently serves as an office and is divided by a stairwell that was installed to sieve as a second means of egress from the finished basement but can easily be floored over with minimal work.
Across the hall is one of the home’s full bathrooms, complete with a his-and-her sink and beautiful backsplash that ties together the room’s postmodern color scheme and decor.
Next to this bathroom is the master bedroom. This room features beautiful white trim that provides a delightful contrast to the darker walls and the hardwood floors, as well as a beautiful light fixture in a recessed portion of the ceiling.
The master bedroom also has its own bathroom, with a similar backsplash to the hallway bathroom, as well as a pretty tile floor and gleaming white fixtures.
Across the hall from the master bedroom is the third bedroom. This is a good-sized room with a pleasing color scheme and is a perfect size for children of all ages.
Returning down the hallway to the living room, visitors will find another stairwell to the basement. Here, there is a large finished portion that makes for a great den or rec room. Additionally, there is an area that is ideal for sleepovers or short-term guests; this is where the aforementioned additional stairwell may be found.
The basement also has unfinished areas on either side of the finished portions that are ideal for storage.
Behind the kitchen is a hallway with a powder room, as well as the washer and dryer behind closed doors in a separate space. At the end of this hall is a door that leads to the two-car garage, which also has a door to the backyard. Here, there is gorgeous hardscape that also includes a curved retaining wall, ideal for capturing the warmth from a fire pit.
The garage also leads to the connected pool house. This is outfitted in stunning tile, and has its own kitchen and bathroom, complete with a stand-up shower.
Beyond the pool house, outside, is the house’s in-ground pool, completely surrounded by its own fencing.
This house is, quite simply, amazing. It sits on more than three acres of land and is expansive beyond measure. It has virtually everything a homeowner could want for families of all kinds.
It is priced at $549,000, and is listed through Sharon Scipione of Sail Lake Realty. For more information, call (609) 528-2358.