By Maddy Vitale
Away from the hustle and bustle, the businesses and great restaurants, there is a street in Somers Point tucked off Route 9 called Broadway.
And a gem of a home is on that quiet, quaint street, where bay views, Kennedy Park, and a property perfect for a family to enjoy, large enough for children and pets to have fun, while adults watch and entertain guests from the large back deck.
The address is 13 Broadway in Somers Point. The property, being offered at $439,000 by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach in Ocean City, has been the home of Michael and Kimberly Bray since 2006.
A lot has changed for the Brays, who own Passion Vines in Somers Point and Egg Harbor Township.
“We bought the house when it was just me, Kimberly, and Cody, our dog. And then Dylan, 8, our son, was born. Then we got our dog Rusty. Then our daughter Jocelyn, 5, was born after that,” Michael Bray said chatting as he gave a tour of the home. “Our family has grown a lot since we have been in our home.”
The natural light beamed through expansive windows to the residence, where curbside appeal draws you in, with mature trees and lush landscaping, and the interior keeps you there.
“Living here with a business in town, my whole world has been here. There is so much access to leisure, restaurants, bars, and it is minutes from the (Garden State) Parkway,” Bray said. “Access is the feeling I get here. It is the best street in Somers Point. You feel like you have neighbors, but you don’t feel like they are too close by. I can see the water and Kennedy Park is one of Atlantic County’s greatest parks.”
For the Brays, the spacious rancher has been ideal. A unique feature is an upstairs addition that they use for their master bedroom, complete with an ensuite bathroom.
The home, built in 1987, boasts nearly 2,400 square feet, with three bedrooms, a bonus room that could be turned into a bedroom, and three full baths. A cozy front porch greets visitors, there is ample street parking and a one car, attached garage.
The Brays opted for clean lines when renovating and updating the home years ago. They put down hardwoods throughout with a cherry finish and crown molding. French doors in a room, used currently by Kimberly Bray as an office, has a full bath and looks out onto the front yard and other well-kept homes and a view of the bay.
Depending on if someone would like to use the first floor bonus room as the main bedroom, the upstairs could be dedicated to a guest room, Bray said.
When entering the home, you are in the center of entertainment and living. High ceilings create a larger and more open feel. There is a dining area with an abundance of natural like peeking through the ample windows. There is also a sitting area and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances.
But like some other surprises in this home, there are special treats that await a buyer.
Off the sitting area and a room away from the bonus room, is a bar and space for entertaining.
The best part is, it opens out onto a deck that overlooks an amazing fenced in property.
“If we were staying we might put a pool out there,” Bray said of the large property.
The home could fit just about any type of buyer. A family would love the features for children from the yard to the schools.
A second home buyer could use it in the summer for all the water activities and entertainment that surround it. Empty-nesters might opt to call the place home because it is spacious, but not overwhelming, with enough areas for entertaining the grandkids.
Realtor Jeff Bowdler of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach in Ocean City said the location of the property is key to its appeal.
“From a year-round residence standpoint, the location is magnificent, to the schools, beach and the bay and all of the shopping,” Bowdler said.
An Open House will be Saturday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information about this property or for a private showing, call Sales Associate Jeffrey Bowdler from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach at 609-513-9745.