Like your modern comforts mixed with historical detail? Then this property is for you!
As you step from the magnificent front porch into its grand foyer the beauty and scale of this turn of the 19th Century home will impress you. During a tasteful renovation, the home was given major mechanical systems updates that provide the comforts of modern living, while maintaining all the character of the original details. Updates include central air/forced hot air, new Pella windows, and complete electrical rewiring. Some period features include 9 foot ceilings, floor to ceiling double doors, intricate moldings, stained glass and leaded windows.
An exceptional first floor room flow takes you from the grand foyer, warmed by a gas fireplace, through three living room spaces – a cozy parlor room currently used as a music room, a huge living room featuring a dramatic stone fireplace and leaded glass built ins, then to a large family room/sunroom where walls of Palladian windows look out onto the almost half an acre of property.
From here you move to a delightful office which also overlooks the backyard and which opens to both the stunning formal dining room and a convenient mudroom/pantry right by the back door and rear porch. The flow continues on into the sparkling white marble kitchen. A beautifully finished powder room completes a dynamite first floor.
On the second floor four large bedrooms and a large marble bathroom with tub and shower surround a central landing. This home offers two possible masters – the original master on the second floor with adjoining sunroom, and the custom made master suite on the third floor with gorgeous bathroom, walk-in closet and office (the 6th bedroom).
There’s even more bonus space in the basement – a huge recreation room, large laundry room, gym/storage room, and full bathroom.
This is a perfect entertaining home and there’s no better place to host a July 4th party to watch the famous Montclair July 4th parade go by. Not to mention you have your own perfect sledding hill in front and football pitch in the back. If you’ve been looking for a property with space to put in a pool – this is it!
This is an easy commuting location – approx. half a mile to Watchung train station and Decamp bus stop. 0.8 mile to Walnut Street train.