Legendary sports hero Yogi Berra and his wife Carmen spent many happy years at 19 Highland Avenue in Montclair. The Highland Avenue home, which they purchased in 1974 (they first moved to Montclair in 1958 and raised their kids in a seven-bedroom Tudor-style home) inspired Berra’s oft quoted saying, “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”
Listing agent Julie Rowley of Keller Williams says the Berra family decided to sell the house last year and went through the process of readying it for sale, but seeing the virtual tour was still emotional. The list price of $888,000 is a nod to Yogi, who wore #8. (All dimensions on the field of Yogi Berra Stadium also end in the number 8 to honor Berra).
The gracious 6-bedroom home, built in 1902, has many of its original details intact, including a magnificent three-story spiral staircase that Carmen Berra fell in love with at first sight.
“It’s a beautiful, elegant home with exquisite architectural charm including many special nooks,” says Rowley.
Taxes are $29,151 on the 0.46 acre property.