As Alan Silverstein spent his childhood in Pennsylvania, he dreamed of one day owning a home at the Jersey Shore.
Silverstein was fortunate to be able to buy the residence at 5110 Boardwalk in the North Beach section of Ventnor in 2007. His children were young enough to be able to enjoy the house as teenagers.
With Silverstein’s children now adults, he said it is time for someone else’s family to live in the four-bedroom and four-and-a-half-bathroom home.
Silverstein’s fondest memories of the house were family events where all his children, the cousins and even the dogs were present.
Silverstein has found Ventnor to be more diverse than Margate or Longport. He also likes the family-town feel while still being close to Atlantic City and its attractions.
“There are great beaches, better beaches than Margate. You have a boardwalk. You can walk to the restaurants and places around there,” said Silverstein whose family was only the third to live in the house.
When Silverstein originally purchased the property, it consisted of an over-sized lot and an additional lot. The original property was subdivided. The two lots that were sold and developed are the houses directly behind his on Frankfort.
Even with the subdivision, the Silverstein home was built on a lot that is 53-foot by 125-foot.
The first floor of Silverstein’s 3,646-square-foot, two-story home contains the kitchen, dining room, living room, and a bedroom with own bathroom that can accommodate a shower or a bath and a powder room.
The second floor features three bedrooms, and each has its own distinct bathroom. The second floor also a bonus room, which Silverstein’s family used as a meditation room.
There are two fireplaces, one in the first-floor living room and the other inside the second-floor master bedroom, which is Silverstein’s favorite room.
“It has a great feel, amazing views and a deck that overlooks the ocean,” Silverstein said.
The house was built during the mid-1980’s, but it is not an old house, Silverstein said.
Silverstein has improved the house during the 11 years that he has owned it. Each of the bathrooms in the home has been upgraded or is brand new. The kitchen has been completely replaced. He also redid the second-floor deck.
The property includes a two-car garage with an enough room to park an additional two cars in the driveway for a total of four cars.
The house has the potential to be added onto with an addition upstairs in the back, Silverstein said.
“It’s a great family house for a family with kids and maybe even grand kids,” Silverstein said. “The house has a very classical, traditional feel... When you are in the house, you don’t hear anything. It’s quiet inside. It’s very well built.”
Silverstein said he purchased the custom-made home from a local architect, who installed both an elevator and stairs to travel between the first and second floors.
“It’s really individual... It’s not like any other home on the block,” Silverstein said.
For more information about the Silverstein house, contact Paula Hartman of The Hartman Home Team at 609-487-7234 in the office or 609-553-6865 on her cell phone.