Our House in South Jersey is For Sale!


This has been our home for over twenty years and we always loved and cared for it. My wife of almost 60 years passed in September, 2022 and at 86, I can no longer keep the house.

It is located on a dead end street (little traffic) in a quiet wooded neighborhood about ten minutes walk from Malaga Lake. Three major highways converge within a quarter mile of our home and you can drive to the Philadelphia or Atlantic City Airport in less than an hour. A detailed description is at the bottom of this page and you can follow links to see photos.

Front yard at Christmas time

We hang about 20 colorful balls on our dogwood tree...

...but not to be outdone, God decorates the hawthorn tree!

This is where we take daily walks

Enough of winter. Lets have springtime!

My wife was a member of the Country Garden Club and whoever buys the house will appreciate her horticultural touch!

When my wife first saw the kitchen, it sold the house! Verna loved to cook and entertain!

The large table seats eight and extended, it seats twelve persons. We ate most of our meals at another table next to the island. It is a pull-out table that seats six. There were times when we also used a third folding table with eight folding chairs to accommodate a total of 26 persons!

Living Room and Fireplace

Model Cars and Boats Shelf


Malaga Lake is only about 200 yards from the house

New Jersey beaches are less than an hour away.

Single Family residence at 153 Bentwood Drive, Malaga, NJ.

Franklin Township, Gloucester County, Delsea Regional High School district.
Last sold in 2003 to present owner
Single level rancher, wood frame construction: (1962 with many upgrades)
Baths: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Exterior finish: vinyl siding, vinyl windows and doors
Roof: new plywood, architectural shingles and Powervent (November 2020, $16,000)
Natural gas high efficiency furnace (November, 2023)
Carrier central AC (2003)
Heatilator wood fireplace with chase; built in bookshelves and cabinets (2005)
Private well and septic
No future development possible in the wooded area behind the house
Trees on property: 12 oaks, pink dogwood, weeping cherry, hawthorne. redbud, magnolia. laurel and witchhazel.
Numerous perennial flowering plants and bushes almost year-round
Extra large kitchen (18 x 24 ft) has lovely art deco stenciled borders, cethedral ceiling, louvered pantry and laundry closets, ample cabinet space and a spacious dining area.
A partial basement with outside Bilco entrance contains gas hot water heater and furnace, water pump, storage for canned goods, paint and other items.
Outbuildings: 10x10 ft storage shed and lovely round screened wood gazebo (2015)
24x24 ft garage with side entrance, double overhead doors and openers (2005)
Wide cement driveway (2005)
Composite decks and vinyl railings on front and side (2017)
As realtors say, "The main thing is location, location, location!" It is only a ten minute walk to the back beach of Malaga Lake where large painted turtles lay their eggs in the warm sand. The clean water is great for fishing, enjoying your canoe or rowboat (no power boats). It is less than a half mile to three major highways, Route 40 (Harding Highway), Route 47 (Delsea Drive) and Rte 55 (4-lane Highway with no tolls). Several shopping centers and malls are within ten miles, but Bentwood Drive is a quiet, residential, dead-end street with only local traffic and trees to deaden the noise.
Malaga has local restaurants such as Pegasus, Malaga Diner, McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, 2 pizzarias, a Wawa and 2 Dollar stores but no large businesses.
It is less than an hour to Philadelphia and Atlantic City Airports and the Jersey shore!

Now comes the down side, but it is not that bad! The septic system functions fine but must meet new State standards before the house may be occupied by its new owner.
When we bought the house in 2003, we took out the tub and installed a large shower with seats. I first installed a 3/4 inch waterproof plywood sub-floor with linoleum flooring.
I also installed an adhesive backed vinyl tile floor in the kitchen in 2005 but that was a mistake! It is beginning to curl at the edges and should be replaced. I will let the new owners do this job according to their own tastes.

A special offer to prospective buyers!
I also need to sell or dispose of the contents of the house and garage. I will make great deals with the buyer on anything you want free or at yard sale prices!