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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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, May 29

BY  |  Saturday, May 28, 2016 5:16pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

There are a smattering of Open Houses in Baristaville for you hardcore fans. Browsing in a fully equipped chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and central air isn’t a bad way to beat the heat if you’re in town Sunday.

4 Godfrey Road, Montclair

529 godfrey

List Price: $479,000

Taxes: $13,562

Acreage: 0.14

BDRM/BTH: 3/1.2

Colonial with hardwood floors, large living room with fireplace, formal dining room. Enclosed front porch & sun porch on second floor. Central air Open 2-4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, May 22

BY  |  Sunday, May 22, 2016 10:43am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Baristaville tally for open houses this Sunday is a whopping 71. Our lead off house is on Harvard Street. If you ever wanted to say you went to Harvard, now is your chance.

30 Harvard Street, Montclair

522 30 Harvard

List Price: $529,000

Taxes: $15,835

Acreage: 0.12

BDRM/BTH: 3/2.1

Colonial near NYC transportation and Brookdale Park. Eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, living room with fireplace, formal dining room and den/office comprise the first floor. Three bedrooms and a renovated bath upstairs. Finished basement with family room and full bath, storage area and laundry. Open 2-4 p.m.

80 Plymouth Street, Montclair

522 Plymouth

List Price: $1,248,000

Taxes: $25,464

Acreage: 0.33

BDRM/BTH: 6/3.1

522 Plymouth Broom

Spacious Colonial with crown mouldings and leaded glass in dining room. Large rooms and new windows. In ground pool. Move in condition. Open 2-4 p.m.

8 Woodmont Road, Montclair

522 Woodmont Rd

List Price: $729,000

Taxes: $26,797

Acreage: 0.45

BDRM/BTH: 5/3.1

Storybook English Tudor. A babbling brook on almost 1/2 acre. Master bedroom suite & four additional bedrooms. Central Air.

64 Yantecaw Avenue, Bloomfield

522 yanketaw

List Price: $399,999

Taxes: $13,479

Acreage: 0.12

BDRM/BTH: 3/1.1

Colonial with deck next to Yantecaw golf course. Living room with wood burning fireplace, a den/office, dining room with chair rail, full butler’s pantry, 1/2 bath and modern eat-in-kitchen with glass back splash and granite countertops. The three bedrooms and the main bath are all on the second floor. Open 1-4 p.m.

36 Brighton Avenue, Bloomfield

522 Brighton

List Price: $300,000

Taxes: $9,459

Acreage: 0.11


Side Hall Dutch Colonial w/updated kitchen and bath. Hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace flanked by bookshelves, private patio, two-car garage. Bedrooms have ceiling fans. Basement offers plenty of storage and includes laundry, storage, utilities. Open 2-4 p.m.

500 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge

522 500 Ridgewood Ave

List Price: $899,000

Taxes: $22,806

Acreage: 0.22

BDRM/BTH: 4/2.2

Renovated Tudor Revival with front sun room/den. Formal dining room leads to updated eat in kitchen with quartz countertops, open family/mudroom, French doors lead to patio. Master suite has walk in closet and bath, three additional bedrooms, renovated basement with office. Open 2-4 p.m.

9 Ferncliff Terrace, Glen Ridge

522 Ferncliff

List Price: $759,000

Taxes: $21,573

Acreage: 0.23

BDRM/BTH: 5/3.1

Colonial with foyer leading to spacious living room, attached den and family room. Kitchen overlooks backyard. Four second-floor bedrooms, including large master bedroom with master bath. Steps to jitney to MidTown Direct train. Open 1-4 p.m.

Sponsored: Open House Sunday, Fabulous Updated Colonial in Perfect Bloomfield Location

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 3:47pm

raab exterior

157 Raab, Bloomfield Open House-Sunday May 22, 2-4pm

Fabulous, Updated Colonial in perfect Bloomfield location, listed at $449,000, 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths


Meticulously maintained colonial on tree-lined street in desirable Oakview section. Dead end-like street backs to golf course. Walking distance to award winning schools and NYC bus.

raab kitchen


Gorgeous open gourmet kitchen with hardwood floors, granite counters, stainless steel GE applicances, gourmet range good,drybar w/built in wine fridge and suntunnel which adds to abundant natural light.

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Living room

Spacious newly painted living room with wood burning fireplace, oak trim and built-ins.


Magnificent, large manicured backyard with paver patio, white picket fence and custom newly painted shed.



Newly carpeted and painted full basement with powder room and custom built desk and work space.

Visit 157 Raab this Sunday, May 22 from 2-4 p.m.

Contact Jessica Keefe at Keller Williams for details. 973-997-0535.

Housing Choices for People 50 and Older: Where’s the Right Place for Me?

BY  |  Monday, May 16, 2016 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Housing Choices for People 50 and Older

The North-Central New Jersey Chapter of The Transition Network (TTN) will present a workshop on the important topic of housing options for people who are thinking about retiring or downsizing on Saturday, May 21.

Christine Kennedy, a nationally recognized leader in positive aging, will outline housing choices and lead a discussion with panelists about how they made their decision to move. Christine is active in the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program. She manages Age2Age, a Silicon Valley-based national consulting practice that guides clients, including AARP and LeadingAge, to envision, design and launch age-friendly projects.

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, May 15

BY  |  Saturday, May 14, 2016 11:55am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Victorian, Georgian, Center Hall…find your dream home this spring!

47 Beverly Road

515 47 beverly

List Price: $634,000

Taxes: $18,737

Acreage: 0.17

BDRM/BTH: 4/2.5

Classic Center Hall Colonial with pretty front porch and close proximity to transportation, shops and Brookdale Park. Renovated bath, large landscaped backyard. Open 1-4 p.m.

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