Rabbi Abraham Fuchs cannot think of a better place to live in South Jersey than Margate.
For the past 25 years, Fuchs has been the owner of the four-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom house at 9 N. Pembroke Ave., which he is now selling for $1.15 million.
“It’s good for any family whether they want to live there year around or just in the summer,” Fuchs said.
Paula Hartman of the Hartman Home Team, based in Margate, is the realtor for the property.
The first-floor of the house features a formal dining room and living room. The large eat-in kitchen has been updated with under-cabinet lighting, counter tops and stainless steel appliances. There are new carpets and plantation shutters throughout, Hartman said.
The open family room includes a fireplace. Sliding doors lead out to a deck and an in-ground pool, Hartman said.
One of Fuchs’ favorite rooms in the family room with the fireplace where there is room to also accommodate his entire immediate family — Harriet, his wife of 43 years, three children and two grandchildren — when they are there.
“I would say my pool area is a great time too where we could all meet outside and grill,” Fuchs said.
Powder and laundry rooms complete the first floor, Hartman said.
The second floor offers four bedrooms, including a master suite with vanity area, walk-closet, private bathroom, another off of the bathroom with a hot tub and a private deck, Hartman said.
A garage is attached to the house, and there is a driveway for off-street parking. Margate’s parkway section is known for featuring large lots and wide streets, Hartman said.
The property is 71 feet wide by 80 feet long, so Fuchs has a large area in the back of the house where: the pool is on the right; the ground is on the left; and the deck comes out from the family room, he said.
The home was built one year before Fuchs bought it.
Every five years, Fuchs had it painted. He installed Andersen windows and screen doors, a new kitchen, some new air conditioners upstairs and downstairs, and a very large new pool heater.
“I have great neighbors there. Some live (here) all year around. It is a great street, close to the beach. Pembroke happens to be a very hot street to live on,” Fuchs said.
Fuchs said it is a well-built home. He believes this to be true because in all the years he has had the house he had hardly had any problems with water through all the storms, even Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
As a rabbi, Fuchs picked a house in Margate to buy because he wanted to be close, within walking distance, to his house of worship.
The family also had a home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where they spent most of the time. The traveling time and Margate and Pennsylvania is shorter than if they had a home in Cape May or Ocean counties.
When someone buys a summer home, a good friend of Fuchs told him that if it takes more than two hours to travel to, then, the trip becomes a schlep.
“Margate is a beautiful place. You have shopping. You have everything (there),” Fuchs said.
For more information on this property, contact Paula Hartman from The Hartman Home Team at 609-487-7234 in the office and 609-271-7337 on her cell phone.