Mar 15, 2023

Charming Northend condo sports large gathering area, plenty of places for privacy ‣ Ocean City Sentinel

OCEAN CITY — Character abounds in the charming two-floor condominium at 104 Atlantic Ave., Unit B in the Northend of America's Greatest Family Resort.

From the real brick pillars left right and center out front to the quality millwork, arched doorways and built-ins in the pantry and breakfast nook, there is character around every corner.

The home — the second and third floors of a duplex — features six bedrooms, three bathrooms, a terrific kitchen and multiple sitting areas spread across 2,883 square feet of living space, including a full apartment on the third floor.

Ocean City is one of the most popular shore resorts on the East Coast, featuring a 2.5-mile-long oceanfront boardwalk filled with hundreds of shopping, dining and entertainment venues, as well as miles and miles of pristine beaches. There also is an award-winning downtown business district centered on Asbury Avenue and a watersports district around Third Street on Bay Avenue.

The Northend contains many of the island's historic homes. It's heavily residential but there are many mom-and-pop shops and corner cafes that are traditional stops for families for generations.

Extending from North Street to Sixth Street, the Northend is an eclectic blend of single-family, duplex and triplex properties. The boardwalk begins its 2½-mile span here.

The 14-story Gardens Plaza, the tallest structure on the island, sits on the Boardwalk in the very center of the Northend. In addition, it contains the Historic District, from Third to Eighth streets and Ocean Avenue to Central Avenue. Designated as such by Ocean City's Historic Preservation Commission, the district seeks to maintain the look and feel of classic island architecture.

A concrete walk leads back to the main entrance off a side porch. Inside the door, stairs ascend straight up into the living room.

A large, spacious area, there is room for several sofas and chairs just inside the five-window alcove.

One bedroom opens directly off the living room while the doorway to the left leads into a second sitting area and bedroom, where sunshine streams in through multiple windows.

French doors at the other end of the room open into a spacious dining area with another five-window alcove to the left.

A hall to the right offers access to a full bathroom and two bedrooms, while the kitchen is straight through in the back.

The bathroom has a tile floor, vanity and tub.shower with tiled walls and an arched ceiling.

Featuring a tile floor, abundant white wood cabinets and new stainless-steel appliances, the kitchen also has a breakfast nook in the back corner with benches, a table and even a window to make it light and bright. Next door is a pantry with built-in cabinets.

A hall just around the corner provides access to the laundry room and deck, as well as two more bedrooms and the third floor.

One of the bedrooms has an ensuite bath with a tile floor, vanity and shower.

The top floor is an incredible space that is currently being used as a deluxe primary bedroom with a full updated kitchenette, living room and dining area, full bathroom and bedroom with direct access outside.

The kitchenette has granite-topped cabinets with soft-close, self-close doors and drawers. A Bosch dishwasher is to the left of the stainless-steel sink, a small refrigerator/freezer and a countertop microwave.

The sitting are is the width of the house and features bench seating inside double windows to the north and south. There's room for a sectional sofa and armchair, as well as a table and four to six chairs for dining.

French doors open onto the bedroom, which where the ceiling slopes down to each side. The room has wall-to-wall carpeting and a walk-in closet.

The spacious back deck has a 10×10 tent with sides, providing shade and a bug-free environment. There also is room for sunbathing.

The home has newer central air conditioning and two ductless systems on the third floor.

Out back are a shared storage shed and enclosed outside shower, but the space is mostly taken up by the staircase leading up to the rear deck.

The property is listed for $999,900 with Gray Haenn of Berger Realty. Call (215) 421-7609 or email [email protected] for more information or to set up an appointment to tour this wonderful home.