1925 – Ventnor City, NJ

Added to OHD on 7/17/14   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   30 Comments
Lost/Demolished

102 S Dudley Ave, Ventnor City, NJ 08406

  • 6 Bed
  • 5 Bath
  • 3000 Sq Ft
  • 0.29 Ac.
This is a ""drive-by"" for lot value...Tear down and built two houses... Lot size is 100 x 125. Being sold ""AS IS"". Great street in prestigious St. Leonard's tract.

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  1. says: 34 comments

    What a world… 🙁

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  2. Karen says: 223 comments

    Praying they don’t tear this home down…. so sad it they do. It is simply beautiful.

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  3. BethanyBethany says: 3431 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Gasping for air . . . what is wrong with people?

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  4. lara janelara jane says: 470 comments
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    I am crying in my cereal. The words “drive by,” “tear down,” and “lot value” DO NOT come to mind when I see this house and its charming, almost-perfect interior.

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  5. Ross says: 2411 comments

    …and that all steel kitchen is extraordinary, and would be gorgeous if restored.

    It seems obvious that all the realtors in the area are drinking tainted water. What else could explain the mass delusions?

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    • RosewaterRosewater says: 6727 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      The “Vitrolite” panels are great too…

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      • Sandra says: 302 comments

        Ohhh, you’re right! Vitrolite! I had that stuff in my kitchen and bath in my St. Louis home. I pray that the subsequent owners did not rip it out. I actually interviewed my bidders and chose the ones who most valued the original details, they were not the highest offer. But they too sold the house. I would actually cry if the Vitrolite had been removed. The house had original kitchen cabinets and sink too. 1929. (sigh)

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  6. Val says: 1 comments

    Ooohhh, I really want to call and give these realtors a piece of my mind. Tear down!!! Only good for the lot! GGRRRRR!

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  7. Paul W says: 462 comments

    I wonder if this is a flood plain issue? House need to be raised “x” feet and eth homeowner doesn’t have insurance or funds to do it? I’ve heard there are a lot of homes endangered because they cat pull permits unless they raise them however many feet FEMA says.

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  8. Richard Kennedy says: 21 comments

    If it’s a FEMA/floodplain thing, it looks like every house on that block (and neighborhood) will be facing a similar demise. In some Jersey neighborhoods they’re making homeowners raise their homes what, 13 feet? Yikes!!

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  9. Trudy Estes says: 26 comments

    Beam it up Scottie. We need an old house sanctuary. A place to move all these old lovelies to, where they can grow old(er) with peace and dignity. And I along with them:) Ok, dreaming. But it’s a good dream.

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  10. TimothyTimothy says: 141 comments

    WHAT! (I know, no caps) but seriously, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? Tear down????

    No, no, no, no.

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  11. octobercountry says: 5 comments

    Man, does this upset me. It’d be a crime to tear down this wonderful house. What is wrong with people?

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  12. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11880 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Sold for $900,000.

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  13. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11880 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Sad update, this will be torn down (if not already) and a box with porches put up in it’s place. link

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    • RossRoss says: 2411 comments
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      1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
      Emporia, KS

      A beautiful home built of quality materials was thrown away for an ugly paper replacement.

      I will never understand how anybody could think this is progress.

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    • JimHJimH says: 5105 comments
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      Correction, Kelly – it’s a double lot, so 2 boxes with porches, selling for $4MM with 15-20% profit. I hate it as much as anyone, but I understand it. The entire waterfront area of Ventnor is being “redeveloped”, seen as a great economic boon to the local economy and city coffers. The old Ventnor was a nice place, soon to be all gone.

      For the cost of one of the new boxes, a smart buyer could have had the lovely old home on a double lot, with $600K in upgrades and restoration, and a half million dollars left over for anything else.

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      • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11880 comments
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        1901 Folk Victorian
        Chestatee, GA

        Well yeah, money is money so I understand it from an investor point of view. There’s nothing architecturally significant about the home but there’s the 1920’s charm still left. I hated to see it replaced by something like is shown. I hope someone was able to get in there and get what they could (can? not sure if it’s already knocked down), those kitchen cabinets and built-ins, windows, everything.

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  14. When I see all of those family photos in the kitchen, I wonder what kind of grandkids would allow this house to be demolished when it is so clear that a LIFE was built there. Seeing this “out with the old” attitude just turns my stomach!

    Look at the disgusting “new” listing… http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/102-S-Dudley-Ave-Ventnor-City-NJ-08406/37841724_zpid/

    “4,000+ square foot new construction 7-bedroom home with oceanviews, in-ground pool, 2-car attached garage, elevator, one-of-a-kind big roof deck for entertainment! Custom gourmet kitchen featuring Subzero Wolf stainless steel built-in appliance package. All hardwood floors throughout. Huge ceilings with 10ft and 9ft ceiling heights. Tremendous outdoor and indoor living space. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity by luxury custom homebuilder in stately St Leonard’s Tract beachblock location situated on 50×125 lot!”

    “Luxury Custom Homebuilder” is really Luxury Custom HOME WRECKER! Boooo!

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    • JimHJimH says: 5105 comments
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      Kytka, I can’t blame a builder just “doing business”. I blame the community and its leaders for not enacting ordinances prohibiting or restricting predatory development. If this guy didn’t do it, there were a dozen others in line right behind him to do the same thing.

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  15. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11880 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This has officially been demolished. link

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  16. Amanda says: 10 comments

    Horrible, Can anyone tell me if they at least salvaged some the history, windows, doors, stairs, built ins, vitrolite anything?

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  17. says: 2 comments

    Sadly, this part of Jersey is tearing down a lot of houses or trying to fix them. Its horrible. Makes me sad anytime I see it all over the news

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  18. Isabella says: 3 comments

    oh god it breaks my heart to know that this gem of a home was demolished

  19. Lee says: 2 comments

    This happens often down at the shore.
    They buy the homes just for the land and tear the home down and build new modern multi-million dollar homes.

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  20. says: 2 comments

    why in the world was this torn down? its beautiful! so sad

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  21. TaraSB says: 1 comments

    Why oh why!! This is a beautiful, grand home!

  22. Deb Crocker says: 48 comments

    Shame on New Jersey. I’ve been helping support the historic preservation society in Indiana for years. And I don’t even live there any more. It’s incredible the ignorance of these people who destroy the “old stuff”. If any of you have bought a new house lately…ugh. Pretty, yet cheaply built without a lot of unskilled labor. These old homes were built when companies had pride in what they built. Now it’s all about quantity, not quality. I would rather have a smaller house built with skilled labor for more money any day. Thank you for sharing these beauties before they were destroyed.

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