Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, July 24

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 23, 2016 9:07am  |  COMMENTS (0)

There are 29+ open houses for this hot July weekend. Eight The Fairway features a fancy pants La Cornue stove, perfect for making one of those square Little Rascals birthday cakes with the prizes inside.

159 N Mountain Ave., Montclair

724 Mountain

List Price: $679,000
Taxes: $18,180
Acreage: 0.18
BDRM/BTH: 5/2.1

Victorian near Edgemont Park, featuring high ceilings, bay windows and hardwood floors, renovated chef’s kitchen with granite counters, Thermador appliances and separate baking & cooking ovens. Three bedrooms on second floor including a master with sitting room. High efficiency heat and central air, freshly painted exterior. Open 2-4 p.m.

8 The Fairway

724 Fairway, Montclair

List Price: $1,075,000
Taxes: $31,695
Acreage: 0.23
BDRM/BTH: 6/4.1

724 Fairway Kitchen

Colonial with kitchen featuring custom cabinets, Venetian plaster walls & La Cornue stove. Newly renovated en suite master, three large bedrooms plus a main bath make up the second level. Two bedrooms and another full bath on the third floor. Fully fenced backyard to contain those critters–with two legs or four. Finished basement. Open 1-4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, July 17

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 16, 2016 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s supposed to be a hot weekend. If you can’t make it to the beach, don’t despair. We’ll put a little cold running water into your life by featuring some bathrooms from Sunday’s crop of 38 open houses. The photo of 67 Beverly’s bathroom offers a bird’s eye perspective–kind of like having an out-of-body experience.

52 Llewellyn Rd, Montclair

716 Llewelyn

List Price: $799,000
Taxes: $30,041
Acreage: 0.32
BDRM/BTH: 8/5.1

716 Llewelyn brom

Four-thousand square foot Tudor with hardwood floors, arched doorways, big living room, sunroom, formal dining room, den, and eat-in kitchen with butler’s pantry. The second floor features master bedroom with oversized bath, three additional bedrooms (one en suite and two with Jack and Jill bath, and a separate two bedroom au pair suite with private bath. The third floor offers an additional two bedroom suite with bath and walk-in storage. Open 1-3 p.m.

67 Beverly Rd, Montclair

716 Beverly

List Price: $615,000
Taxes: $17,792
Acreage: 0.21
BDRM/BTH: 5/3.1

717 Beverly Bathroom

Five-bedroom Colonial with three full baths, and a half bath. Eat-in Kitchen with SS appliances, granite counter tops, polished cherry stained cabinets and ceramic tile. Updates include: newer roof, windows, furnace, water heater, floors. Open 2-4 p.m.

9 Parkway, Montclair

717 9 parkway

List Price: $1,100,000
Taxes: $23,363
Acreage: 0.27
BDRM/BTH: 4/3.1

717 9 pkwy Broom

Tudor by Edgemont Park with new kitchen featuring a nine-foot island, farm sink, six burner Wolf range with pot filler, separate Bertazzoni oven and oversized fridge all located adjacent to great room. Living room with wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, office & powder room complete first floor. Newly renovated master suite includes his & her custom closets & luxurious bath with soaking tub and separate shower. Open 2-4 p.m.

8 Oaktree Lane, Bloomfield

717 oaktree

List Price: $377,500
Taxes: $8,816
Acreage: 0.21
BDRM/BTH: 3/1.1

717 Oaktree bathroom

Sears & Roebuck catalog house built in 1905. Open 2-4 p.m.

43 Orchard Street, Bloomfield

717 Bloomfield 2

List Price: $385,000
Taxes: $8,816
Acreage: 0.21
BDRM/BTH: 3/1.1

717 Bloomfield 2 bathroom

Sidehall Colonial featuring new roof on house and garage in 2010. House exterior was painted. Great location. Open 2-4 p.m.

94 Stonehouse Road, Glen Ridge

717 Glen Ridge Stonehouse

List Price: $385,000
Taxes: $19,048
Acreage: 0.18

717 Stonehouse broom use this

A craftsman-style 4+ bedroom, two bath home. Renovated kitchen, office, finished basement. Open 1-4 p.m.

163 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge

717 Ridgewood Ave House

List Price: $1,799,000
Taxes: $29,878
Acreage: Not available
BDRM/BTH: 6/4.1

717 Ridgewood Ave broom

Renovated 1900 landmark colonial with high ceilings, hardwood floors, window seats and built-ins. Eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, radiant heated Italian marble floor and marble counter tops. Master bedroom with marble tiled bath with double sinks and walk-in shower. Finished third floor with three bedrooms and new bath. Open 2-4 p.m.

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, July 10

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 09, 2016 10:08pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

On the docket for this Sunday is the house noted Montclair architect Dudley Van Antwerp built for his pastor back in 1915. Also featured this week is a brand-new abode on a new road – Gates Lane.

3 Macopin Avenue, Montclair

710 Macopin

List Price: $1,085,000
Taxes: $33,454
Acreage: 0.48
BDRM/BTH: 6/4.1

710 pastors house

710 Pastor two

1915 craftsman Tudor was built by noted architect Dudley Van Antwerp as the home for his personal pastor. Features include 8-paneled stained glass window, banquet dining room & chestnut library/office, large craftsman kitchen with den/breakfast nook, marble, granite & SS appliances. Four rooms were merged to create the current Master suite. Large deck with wet bar. Open 1-4 p.m.

19 Braemore Road, Montclair

710 braemore

List Price: $519,000
Taxes: $16,240
Acreage: 0.28

710 Braemore 2

1904 Queen Anne Revival. Two bay windows, stained glass in stairwell, vintage chandeliers, wrap-around glassed-in front porch. Double lot has large side yard with pink roses. Patio beside waterfall and fish pond. Close to Anderson Park. Open 2-4 p.m.

2 Gates Lane, Montclair
710 Gates Lane

List Price: $889,000
Taxes: Not available
Acreage: 0.44

New construction, located on a new private road in a three-lot subdivision. House features open kitchen, dining and great room combination that look out on a small forest. First floor bedroom with full bath and a second floor vaulted master suite with large closets and spa shower. Open 1-4 p.m.

487 Ridgewood Ave, Glen Ridge

710 Glen Ridge

List Price: $749,900
Taxes: $28,079
Acreage: 0.39
BDRM/BTH: 5/3.1

1930’s center-hall colonial. Big foyer, refinished hardwood floors, built-ins, and three fireplaces. Corner bedrooms on second floor including master bedroom and bath with big closets. Kitchen and family room are ready for modern-day transformation. Large basement & laundry room have high ceilings and ground level walkout to the patio, private backyard, and wrap-around driveway. Open 2-4 p.m.

729 Broad Street, Bloomfield

710 Bloomfield

List Price: $399,900
Taxes: $10,553
Acreage: 0.28

English Colonial in Brookdale section> Large porch, hardwood floors, renovated kitchen with granite countertops, master suite with sitting room, central air and one car garage. Open 2-4 p.m.

Want To Sell Your Home Faster? Stage It To Sell

BY  |  Friday, Jul 08, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Home Staging

Home Staging done by Bungalow Home Staging & Redesign.

If you are trying to sell your home, you probably know the importance of cleaning it up, getting rid of the clutter, and making it look its best. But often taking the extra step to stage a home can make all the difference in how quickly it sells and how much you get for it, according to the National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Staging.

We spoke with a professional Home Stager  (Luci Terhune of Bungalow Home Staging & Redesign) and a Realtor (Roberta Baldwin of Keller Williams) to learn more about staging a home, what it costs, and why it’s important:

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Montclair’s Russian Spy House Still Stands Unoccupied

BY  |  Monday, Jun 27, 2016 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Russian-spy-houseIn 2010, 10 alleged secret agents spying for Russia were arrested by the FBI. Two, “Richard and Cynthia Murphy,” lived at 31 Marquette Road in Montclair. The couple were really Vladimir and Lidiya Guryev. They were sent back to Moscow by the United States government in an exchange. (Fun fact: The Guryevs became an inspiration for the FX show “The Americans”). Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, June 26

BY  |  Saturday, Jun 25, 2016 2:57pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

There are more than 50 open houses this Sunday. With such beautiful weather lately, we’ll focus on some nice porches and decks. Everyone should be able to sit on their stoop, porch, patio, deck or balcony in peace with a drink (lemonade or gin) and watch the world go by.

26 Fairfield Street, Montclair
626 Fairfield
List Price: $929,000
Taxes: $23,462
Acreage: 0.25
BDRM/BTH: 6/3.2
626 Fairfield Porch
Nicely updated colonial with wrap around porch and double oak doors, high ceilings, hardwood floors with walnut inlay, pocket doors, a moving bookcase in living room reveals another doorway into kitchen. Cook’s kitchen has all-stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, wet bar, granite counters and a wine refrigerator. A large family room is off the kitchen. Gas fireplace in dining room and wood-burning fireplace in living room. Open 2-4 p.m.

11 Clairidge Court, Montclair
626 Clairidge
List Price: $643,000
Taxes: $18,039
Acreage: 0.25
626 Clair Porch
Craftsman Colonial on street divided by park like green. Original mouldings, just finished hardwood floors, beamed ceilings in living room that also includes a window seat and fire place. Eat in kitchen with stone countertops, wall oven, gas cooktop with exhaust, dishwasher and refrigerator. Large master bedroom with long walk-in closet and sitting room. Two other bedrooms also with walk-in closets and full bath with jetted tub. Open 2-4 p.m.

38 Prospect Avenue, Montclair
626 Prospect
List Price: $799,000
Taxes: $27,608
Acreage: 0.41
BDRM/BTH: 5/3.1
626 Prosect Porch
Center hall Colonial with mouldings, paneled walls, original woodwork, leaded windows, custom wood floors and marble fireplace. Large sunroom overlooks 40-foot brick patio. Master suite has large closets, separate office and renovated bath. Open 2-4 p.m.

126 Raab Avenue, Bloomfield
626 Raab Ave
List Price: $449,000
Taxes: $13,831
Acreage: 0.14
BDRM/BTH: 4/2.1
626 Raab Deck
Colonial featuring foyer, living room with wood burning fireplace, dining room and kitchen on first floor. Large deck. The second floor has four corner bedrooms. Master bedroom overlooks a golf course views. Open 2-4.

19 Hyde Road, Bloomfield
626 Hyde
List Price: $399,900
Taxes: $12,744
Acreage: Not available
626 Hyde Porch
Tudor near Brookdale Park, renovated kitchen with granite counter tops, new main bath, master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, 2 additional bedrooms plus full first floor bath with skylight and vaulted ceiling. Large deck and double wide, fenced backyard. Open 12-4.

145 Carteret Street, Glen Ridge
626 Carteret
List Price: $489,000
Taxes: $12,381
Acreage: 0.11
BDRM/BTH: 5/3.2
626 Carteret Porch
Center hall colonial overlooking Carteret Park. Features hardwood floors (first floor, just refinished), EIK, formal dining room, living room with gas fireplace and powder room. Second floor has master bedroom with bath, two additional bedrooms and hall bath. Shed in rear. Open 2-4 p.m.

926 Bloomfield Avenue, Apt. 7K, Glen Ridge
626 GR Apt
List Price: $185,000
Taxes: $0 (don’t see that too often)
Acreage: Not available
626 Gr Apt Patio
Parkway House unit on a high floor. Renovated kitchen and bath. One bedroom unit on backside of building with plenty of closet/storage space. Doorman, porter, and super on site. Common laundry facilities on every floor, assigned storage space in basement. Community gardens in back. Open 2-4 p.m.

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, June 19

BY  |  Saturday, Jun 18, 2016 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Happy Fathers Day to all dads in Baristaville. Who’s your favorite TV daddy? Jim Anderson? Steven Douglas? Fred Sanford? Dre Johnson? Phil Dunphy? Phil’s a realtor on Modern Family which brings us to our next topic of discussion–Baristaville’s 35+ open houses for this Sunday.

136 Christopher Street, Montclair
619 Christopher St
List Price: $1,299,000
Taxes: $38,190
Acreage: 0.43
BDRM/BTH: 5/3.1
619 Chris Kitch
Center hall colonial with craftsman elements. Open 2-4 p.m.

10 Windsor Place, Montclair
619 Windsor
List Price: $529,000
Taxes: $14,044
Acreage: 0.19
Colonial near Mountainside pool and Iris Gardens featuring a new kitchen and roof. Open 2-4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, June 12

BY  |  Saturday, Jun 11, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Many Colonial homes this week at varying price points.

14 Hyde Road, Bloomfield
List Price: $359,000
Taxes: $12,852
Acreage: 0.09
Colonial in Brookdale Park neighborhood featuring eat-in-kitchen, deck, fenced backyard and finished basement. Open 2-4 p.m.

34 Hazelwood Road, Bloomfield
612 Bloomfield
List Price: $499,000
Taxes: $19,977
Acreage: 0.18
Custom Built Colonial with over 3000 sq.ft includes 4 beds/ 3 baths with possible 5th & 6th bedroom. Home features gourmet kitchen, with center island, granite countertops, S.S. appliances and walk-in pantry. Family room overlooking kitchen with gas fireplace and access to large brick patio and fenced yard. Second fl. features master bedroom with en suite bath and custom walk in closet. Open 2-4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, June 5

BY  |  Saturday, Jun 04, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Plenty to keep you busy this Sunday with more than 60 open houses in Baristaville. Two homes over a million of note: One in Montclair with a snazzy kitchen and vintage Otis elevator (not working); the other in Glen Ridge has a crazy big front porch, a carriage house and a master bath with a shower big enough to bathe a small hippo.

144 Union Street, Montclair
605 Union
List Price: $1,399,000
Taxes: $41,271
Acreage: 0.84
BDRM/BTH: 8/5.3
605 Union Kit
1902 Tudor in estate section with open staircase, high ceilings, hardwood floors, pocket doors, leaded & stained glass windows, window seat, non-working vintage Otis pulley elevator, four fireplaces. Renovated EIK w/granite counters, stainless steel appliances, five-burner Wolf range w/pasta faucet, center island & sliders to deck. Large basement and yard; two car garage. Open 2-4 p.m. Continue Reading

Sponsored: The Kensington Senior Living — Developers Still Excited to Contribute Resources to Montclair Residents and Businesses

BY  |  Tuesday, May 31, 2016 12:45pm

kensington senior

The Kensington Partners (pictured left to right): Steve Lampa, Jay Pope, Tanya Walker, Harley Cook, Tiffany Tomasso,
 Dave Faeder and Dan Gorham


We are the Kensington partners who are looking
 to build a first class
 senior living residence at
 65 Church Street. The seniors who will live there need some help with daily routines, but they also want to remain an integral part of the Montclair community.

We look specifically for towns which offer a wide range of resources that will improve the lives of older adults and their families, nearby businesses, local arts and enrichment organizations.

In Montclair, there is no other senior living provider, which means those who need assistance must leave town, move in with family, or get 24-hour in-home care. We seek 
to keep parents and grandparents nearby and well attended by providing essential care and health services.

What stood out most to us when we first visited is Montclair’s obvious spirit of diversity and inclusiveness. To us, inclusiveness means making it possible for everyone who lives or works nearby—including parents and grandparents—to participate in all aspects of the community in whatever ways they choose and are able.


The goals of our redevelopment plan fulfill the long-range planning objectives
of Montclair Township
(Hahnes Redevelopment Plan—adopted 2003).

We appreciate every individual who has taken the time to speak with us and to learn more about what we have to offer. If approved, our residence will house over 100 seniors, including some who meet criteria for affordable dwelling accommodations.

 will create over 100 new, well-paying jobs with benefits and a gross payroll of more than $4,000,000.

Montclair will receive nearly $250,000 in additional taxes each year, which will help keep residential taxes 

We will contribute $100,000 to the Township for general funds and another $175,000 to a parking fund. We will add 20 public parking spaces and 1,500 feet of retail space.

We will spend
 over $1,000,000 annually with local merchants—we typically have about 20,000 visits each year from guests who will shop and dine
 in the downtown area.

In addition to boosting revenue growth for Montclair, we will routinely organize events that bring all generations together comfortably in one place.

Parents and grandparents add richness to the diversity of a town’s culture, which aligns with Montclair’s inclusive approach. Our vision is to integrate our residence on Church Street into the community. Despite delays in development, we are committed to our mission to serve seniors with excellence, to honor the Township of Montclair and to beautify our Church Street location. In fact, we have personally invested over $5,000,000 into the site to date.
We own and will operate our residence for the
 long term.

Our location is at one
 end of Church Street,
in a transitional area abutted by churches. No other developer has offered to build there in 20 years. We have faith that the greater Montclair community
 will understand the overwhelmingly positive aspects of our project and endorse our plans to build it now.

We are asking for your help. Please let the Township Council members know that you favor the development of The Kensington Montclair. Tell them that you support our efforts to create housing that enables Montclair’s parents and grandparents to not only live but also to thrive in their beloved town.

Visit to learn 
about us, or call 973-744-0424 to speak with us directly. Say hello and tell us about your family. Share your concerns about the seniors in your life, and we will discuss the ways we can provide support.

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