When a teen-aged Jason Schaeffer was hanging out with his friends at the home known as the Renzi Estate Mansion in Berlin, he could never have imagined that one day he’d own it. But years of friendship with the home’s owners put him in the position to buy the well-known home on Monmouth Avenue.
“It was an emotional decision,” Jason admits. “The Renzis were my second family. I had Christmas dinners there. And years later, Mrs. Renzi would invite me over to pick my brain about what she should do with the house to fix it up. We talked about her vision for the house, what she’d do differently. When I bought it, those conversations were absolutely in my mind.”
The Renzi home has been completely remodeled while retaining its character and charm. It is the perfect home for today’s active families. It has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, and a 2-car garage. At 5,500 square feet of living space, this home has everything you are looking for – including an incredible price of just $549,900!
From the second you enter through the stately front door, you’ll feel right at home. The focal point of the first floor is the bright, open kitchen. Featuring a breakfast nook, an expansive island, over-sized stainless pro appliances, quartz countertops and antique white cabinets, this kitchen is a dream come true. Down a few steps is the spacious great room with a wood burning fireplace, and an adjacent sunroom that beckons you with its high ceilings and gorgeous views of the in-ground pool and large deck. These are excellent spaces for entertaining or quiet afternoons. The dining room and living room are just off the foyer, and each includes a fireplace. Talk about the perfect ambiance for holiday celebrations and parties.
Upstairs, the master suite is truly a tranquil haven. It includes a large bedroom and en-suite bathroom featuring a 5’x 5′ walk-in shower and custom cabinetry. Just off of the bedroom are two massive his & her walk-in closets complete with custom closet organization systems. The suite also includes a kitchenette with a microwave, fridge, sink and dishwasher, the perfect space for making a cup of coffee while getting ready in the morning or enjoying a glass of wine before an evening out. Completing the upstairs are four additional bedrooms and two full bathrooms, including a loft area, which has been converted into a bedroom suite – ideal for the in-laws or a live-in nanny.
The exterior of this gracious home is just as inviting as the inside, featuring a brand new low-maintenance composite deck, a serviced and operating in-ground pool, a gazebo, new fencing, updated landscaping, a fully irrigated front, side and rear yard, an updated asphalt driveway and parking area, and refurbished brick walkways and a brick parking area.
Other newly renovated features include a brand new 6 zone energy efficient HVAC system, WiFi enabled thermostat system, two laundry areas, a large mudroom with custom built-in drop zone and cubbies, a central vacuum system, updated electrical including switches, plates and fixtures, updated plumbing and bath fixtures throughout.
The Renzi Estate Mansion is located at 11 Monmouth Avenue, Berlin, NJ 08009. For more information on this one-of-a-kind home, please call 856-208-5118 or visit SchaefferHomes.com.
The Schaeffer family has been dedicated to the mission of providing families in South Jersey with quality built, affordably priced new homes for over 60 years. Visit SchaefferFamilyHomes.com or call 856-208-5118 for more information.