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Nick Versaggi

nick versaggiNick was born and raised in Marlton, New Jersey and is a proud Cherokee High School alumni. He then continued his education and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from West Chester University. He is a full time Realtor that is part of the top producing real estate team in South Jersey – The Mark McKenna Team. His local knowledge of the area and passion for his position as Director of Client Services ensures that you will get the highest quality of service regardless if you are buying your next home or selling your current home.

Paulsdale & The Alice Paul Institute

Paulsdale & The Alice Paul Institute

Paulsdale is the childhood home of Women’s Suffrage Movement leader Alice Paul. It is located right here in South Jersey, Right off Hooton Rd in Mount Laurel. Paulsdale hosts tours of the home to this day for folks interested in learning how Alice Paul became who she was. It is one of the many national landmarks in the South Jersey Area that are worth checking out.

As a suffragist, feminist and driving force behind the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment, Alice Stokes Paul initiated and strategized events like the Silent Sentinels which help Women’s rights to vote come to fruition in 1920.

After her success in 1920, Paul went on to spend 50+ years as a leader of the National Woman’s Party. She and Crystal Eastman comprised the Equal Right Amendment which secured constitutional equality for Women. Paul was also a major supporter of the Civil Rights movement. She sought equal rights for everyone and even went as far as getting arrested while protesting on the White House lawn alongside Pauli Murray in 1964 at the age of 79. On July 9th 1977, Alice Paul past away in Moorestown, NJ. She is buried at Westfield Friends Burial Ground, in Cinnaminson, where many people visit to express appreciation for what Paul did for women and minorities in America.

Today, you can visit Paulsdale and take a one or two-hour tours for just 10-15 dollars per person. Take in a special video and presentation on Alice’s life and the history of the home, followed by a guided tour of the farm that surrounded Paulsdale. Walk throughout the home as your guide explains what daily life was like for the Paul family in the eighteenth century and how Paulsdale has been restored serving the community as a leadership development center. The main exhibit is titled Alice Paul: In Pursuit of Ordinary Equality. It honors her legacy as an activist featuring memorabilia and photos of Paul during her heyday. It also stands with the principles of equality, human rights and injustice that shaped Paul’s life.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, Paulsdale tours are unavailable until after June 30th. You can learn more about Alice Paul by visiting the Alice Paul Institute website.

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Thomas Hollinshead House in Marlton, NJ

Thomas Hollinshead House in Marlton, NJ

The Thomas Hollinshead House (also known as the Eves House and the Stow House), built in 1776, is regarded as Evesham Township’s first oldest building. Located at 18 West Stow Road in Evesham Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. The brick structure sits on a slightly elevated patch of land on the 1/3 acre property and is presently surrounded by a corporate park.

The Hollinshead House is a two and one half story building, rectangular in plan. The three bay length measures close to 34 feet and the two bay gable end width is slightly more than 26 feet. The base of the structure is made of uncoursed rubble stone.

Handmade brick masonry walls sit atop this stone foundation and the structure is covered with a wood shingled gable roof. A prominent brick chimney punctuates the roof at the west gable end wall.

The front (south) facade is laid in Flemish bond red brick with grapevine mortar joints. The three bay front is arranged asymmetrically. The middle bay, which contains the restored entry door, is placed off center and justified slightly to the east. The first floor is raised up off the ground atop a stone base with molded brick watertable. This base contains two The Thomas Hollinshead House, built in 1776, is a fine example of a colonial dwelling built in Burlington County, New Jersey.

According to the Evesham Township Multiple Property Nomination, the Hollinshead House is the Township’s oldest known house. Though its siting has been altered, the existing building today retains a high degree of physical and historical integrity. Both the history of the house and its architecture have significance to this area.

Thomas Hollinshead was, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, an important figure in the history of Burlington County and the house he built with its three room interior plan represents a unique design in comparison to contemporary colonial houses built in Burlington County. For these reasons, the Thomas Hollinshead House should be included in the names of multiple property listing as a historic resource of Evesham Township, New Jersey.

The house was built in 1776 by Thomas Hollinshead on 450 acres of land given to him by his grandfather Thomas Eves. Thomas Eves was one of the first settlers in Evesham Township. The land came into the family in 1676 when Thomas Olive, the governor of the Province of West New Jersey, deeded the property called the “Vale of Evesham” to the eldest Eves. The eldest Thomas Eves is identified in the Evesham Township Multiple Property Nomination as the first person to buy land in Evesham.

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The Preserve at Fieldstone Neighborhood in Medford, NJ

The Preserve at Fieldstone Neighborhood

Our featured neighborhood this week is the Preserve at Fieldstone. This Bob Meyer community is an exquisite 5 model section of Medford, NJ that boasts luxury homes that are sure to impress.

The eye-catching interiors feature classic designs with hardwood flooring, high ceilings and dramatic, fully finished basements. Designer kitchens can also be found in every model. They sport Brookhaven cabinetry, Thermador 5 burner gas cook tops, Bosch Dishwashers and granite island counter tops. Upstairs you can feast your eyes on next-level master bathrooms with Kohler soaking tubs, cultured marble vanity tops and designer tile floors.

Those who truly want to live their best life will ooh and ahh at the exterior finishes that show off elite brick, stone and stucco designs. Copper roofs on selected bay windows, plus terraces with patterned concrete make for the perfect amount of curb appeal.

Did we forget to mention the comprehensive landscape package included for all homeowners? The Preserve at Fieldstone offers 10,000 square feet of sod, 70,000 square feet of hydroseed, 100 shrubs with mulched beds and a built in sprinkler system to keep your lawn look pristine with minimum maintenance.

You are awarded a level of quality assurance when buying a home at The Preserve at Fieldstone. You get a home built by award-winning Bob Meyer construction, 1 year builders warranty, and a 10 year structural warranty.

Then of course there are the benefits of living in Medford, New Jersey. Convenient to all major highways (route 70, 130, 206 & 295) and in an area where safety is the number one goal for the vast amounts of families with children. Schools are great and athletic programs are as good as you can get in public schooling.

Directions: (From Route 70) Turn right onto Chairville Road, in 0.6 miles turn right onto New Freedom Road. From there go 0.2 miles and turn left onto Liberty Place.

You can learn more about each unique Preserve at Fieldstone model by viewing the gallery below!

Your luxury lifestyle begins with a purchase of a Preserves at Fieldstone home. Contact the Pat McKenna Realtors office for availability for properties in this neighborhood and similar neighborhoods in the area. Call (856) 983-0704 today!

Lakeside at Medford Neighborhood 08055

Lakeside at Medford

This week’s featured neighborhood is Lakeside at Medford. Located off of secluded Jackson Road in Medford, this community boasts unparalleled luxury combining both grace and style. Custom features, beautiful details and enduring value. These are the qualities of a Lakeside at Medford home. Fitting for those who want the very best for themselves and their family.

The gracious interiors of Lakeside at Medford models include impressive ceramic tile entry foyers, elegant oak hardwood flooring, six panel interior doors, and generous space throughout. Each home comes with a gourmet kitchen with elegant raised panel solid oak cabinetry, gas cooktops and stainless steel double sinks. The master suites sport sky-lift vaulted ceilings, sumptuous oversized bathrooms with whirlpool tubs and plenty of closet space.

There are several distinctive elements to the exterior of these homes as well. Traditional brick fronts combined with horizontal cedar siding makes for a modern and cozy look with plenty of curb appeal. If the three-car garages don’t leave you satisfied, perhaps the crushed stone driveways or the professionally sodded/seeded landscapes will. All five models blend in seamlessly with the surrounding their wooded environment. For your convenience a comprehensive list of custom options are available.

Prices for Lakeside at Medford properties initially hovered around 400-500k in the 1990’s. These days the properties have risen to the 500-650k range.

No matter which neighborhood you live in, if it’s in Medford you have two major benefits available for your children. Great public schooling and elite athletic programs. There are also a variety of houses of worship throughout Medford for denominations of all kinds.

Lakeside at Medford is nearby expressways and major highways (Route 70, 130, 206 & 295) linking you to Philadelphia, Delaware and the Jersey Shore.

Directions: From Rt 70  – Turn into Medford on Stokes Rd for 4.5 miles to Jackson Rd. Turn right on Jackson Rd. for 3 miles. Lakeside at Medford is on the left.

Safe, comfortable living in the heart of Medford. What more could a prospective South Jersey Resident ask for?  

Original Designs for Lakeside at Medford Neighborhood

Highbridge Neighborhood in Medford, NJ

Highbridge Neighborhood in Medford, NJ
The Highbridge neighborhood in Medford, New Jersey is one of Medford’s most sought after suburban neighborhoods. Located just off of Gravelly Hollow Road, this quiet yet accessible area of town is compromised of larger, competitive priced homes built in the the early 2000’s. These properties typically sit on a little over an acre of land and are larger in size, often ranging over 3,500 square feet. Some of the familiar streets that make up this pocket of Medford are Highbridge Blvd, Hanley Parke, Dufton Drive, Baydon Way, Amesbury Parke, Abingdon Ave and Penhale Passage. With a variety of builders who have taken claim over individual parcels of land, this is not your cookie cutter neighborhood.
 

Homes in Highbridge Neighborhood

Each home has it’s own unique design, representing several different styles, yet complementing each other with an overarching “high-end” feel. The typical price range of these homes is around $370,000 to $700,000, and are at least 4+ bedroom, 3+ bathroom residences. One of our current properties for sale located at 2 Hanley Parke, is a beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath home listed for $479,900. The highly rated schools, minimal association fees and fairly moderate taxes in comparison to other Medford neighborhoods, attract many home buyers to this area. Homes for sale typically stay on the market between 90-150 days and settle within 96% of their listing price.
 

Centennial Lakes II Neighborhood in Medford, NJ

Centennial Lakes II in Medford, New Jersey

This week’s featured Neighborhood is Centennial Lakes II in Medford, New Jersey. Mid-Century Modern puts its unique design stamp on a series of homes which make up the small community of Centennial Lakes II in Medford, New Jersey. Developed and built by Pond & Spitz in 1989, these homes feature open floor plans, clean architectural lines and ample, dramatic windows – all while nestled in a serene and wooded lakeside environment. Tucked away from Centennial Drive West onto Persimmon Court and Teaberry Drive, you can find yourself pulling into this stylistic neighborhood of impressive homes.

The core models built (which were available for customization) included the Taunton, Ashurst, Brynwood, Framingham, Glencote and Addison designs. Prices for these homes newly built started at $371,000 and went as high as $740,000 so, in the year 1989, this neighborhood was slotted to appeal to the upper echelon of Medford homeowners. Each model sits on over 1 acre of land, has at least 4+ bedrooms, 3+ bathrooms, 2+ car garages and range in size between 3,000 – 4,000+ square feet. The contemporary designs also included birch doors, skylights, handcrafted staircases, stone fireplaces, wet bars, oversized tubs and expansive wooden decks. Today, homes in this neighborhood range in price from $600,000 – $800,000. They have sustained their value over time and are unique to the buyer who is looking for that specific mid-century style.

Our most recent closing in Centennial Lakes II was a beautiful, Ashurst model located at 3 Persimmon Ct, which sold for $606,000 this past January. The happy homeowners are loving their quiet reprieve and enjoying the all the amenities this Medford community has to offer.

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Photos of Centennial Lakes II in Medford, New Jersey

 

The Bluff Neighborhood in Medford, NJ

The Bluff Neighborhood in Medford, NJ

The Bluff Neighborhood in Medford, New Jersey is one of Medford’s most prestigious and tucked-away communities made up of 28 plots of land bordering Centennial Lake. The homes in this Bob Meyer community are large and stately properties with an architectural design intended to mimic the big beautiful homes you might see on the Main Line through Bucks County, PA and Philadelphia. They feature timeless elements of stonework, farmhouse dormers and keystone window arches. The interiors boast dramatic foyers, impressive millwork, library or study retreats and gourmet kitchens, to name a few.

Built in the year 2000, you can find these homes sited on Bortons Road, Overlook Court and Bluff View. The five design models and their original listing prices are the Ashbourne – $633,900, Glenmoor – $657,900, Westover – $744,900, Preston – $754,900 and Wickford – $774,900 all of which have increased in value over the past 20 years. Today, some of these homes tip the scales at upwards of $1.5 million, particularly the homes with prime lakefront views.

The community itself offers homeowners privacy and quiet living, with accessibility to lakeside activities including boating, kayaking, swimming, nature hikes and enjoyment of the small beaches at your leisure. In terms of current real estate trends, homes listed for sale in The Bluff typically last a bit longer on the market at roughly 180-200 days, but ultimately sell very close to asking price. A few of our properties currently listed in this community are 50 Bortons Rd – $699,900 and 66 Bortons Rd – $699,900. Another spectacular home we listed – 1 Bluff View, just closed at year end for $825,000.

Photos and Floorplans of The Bluff Neighborhood in Medford, NJ