Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Aug. 30

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 29, 2015 10:39am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Approximately 75 properties are open in Baristaville this weekend, including the following four for under $400,000:

glenridge0830100 Glen Ridge Ave., Unit 1, Glen Ridge

List Price: $395,000

Taxes: $10,203

Association Fee: $290

2BR/2.1BA

Just listed, this end-unit townhouse has an open floor plan, hardwood floors, a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and a patio. The laundry room is on the second floor. There is a finished, walkout basement and a one-car attached garage. The six-room townhouse. the only property showing in Glen Ridge this weekend, was built in 1996 and renovated in 2014. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Montclair Man Has Been Placing Another Stone in The Wall For Almost A Decade

BY  |  Monday, Aug 24, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (10)

stone shell

Standing in front of the enormous stone structure, Montclair resident Larry Bloom observes, “It doesn’t have that much further to go.”

Driving on Park Street in Upper Montclair is a study in standard suburban architecture and landscaping. Green lawns, tidy picket fences, and the occasional handsome stone wall guarding the gates of some of Montclair’s prettiest houses. All in all, you will see some gorgeous real estate, but nothing that you would describe as a meditative piece of installation art.

stone house

But then you arrive at Bloom’s unique stone wall at 517 Park Street. Unlike a standard wall cast in concrete or bricks, soullessly slapped together with piles of mortar, Bloom’s 100 foot plus long wall is more akin to a living organism. The wall is comprised of thousands of variously sized stones, driftwood and seashells that Larry has hand stacked, re-stacked, shifted, tweaked, re-positioned and fussed over for almost a decade. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Aug. 23

BY  |  Sunday, Aug 23, 2015 8:21am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Approximately 75 properties are showing in Baristaville this weekend, including the following five:

SAMSUNG CSC80 Gordonhurst Ave., Montclair

List Price: $569,000

Taxes: $16,562

Acreage: 0.20

4BR/1.1BA

 

New to the market, this eight-room side hall colonial has many details dating to its 1928 construction, including hardwood floors throughout, stained glass and crown molding. The kitchen has been updated. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace and built-ins. All of the bedrooms have cedar closets. The third floor has been finished. French doors and a deck are among the other highlights. There is a full, unfinished basement and a two-car detached garage. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Aug. 16

BY  |  Sunday, Aug 16, 2015 9:28am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Approximately 87 properties are showing in Baristaville this Sunday, many of them holdovers from prior weeks and located in West Orange. There are some new listings and recent price reductions as well.

glenridge081692 Stonehouse Rd., Glen Ridge

List Price: $749,000

Taxes: $17,441

Acreage: 0.17

5BR/3.2BA

This just-listed, 11-room colonial has a newer kitchen with cherry cabinets and a breakfast nook; updated bathrooms; hardwood floors; a master suite with a walk-in closet; a new patio, furnace and driveway; and its original slate roof. The finished third floor has two bedrooms and a full bathroom. And, there is a finished, full basement and a two-car detached garage. The house, which is the only property showing in Glen Ridge this weekend, was built in 1925. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Aug. 9

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 08, 2015 1:03pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Approximately 97 properties are showing in Baristaville this weekend. New listings have slowed somewhat. West Orange continues to dominate the market, with about 38 properties open.

montclair080960 Gates Ave., Montclair

List Price: $649,000

Taxes: $17,019

Acreage: 0.18

6BR/4BA

New to the market, this 15-room Victorian has classic architectural attributes, including woodwork and beamed ceilings. The house, built in approximately 1894, can be used as a single or multi family. The kitchen, which has a butler’s pantry, also has radiant floors, as do the first-floor bathroom and sun room. There are two fireplaces on the first floor (gas and wood-burning). The first-floor bedroom has a walk-in closet. There is an unfinished, walkout basement and a three-car detached garage. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Aug. 2

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 01, 2015 12:34pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Approximately 110 properties are open in Baristaville this weekend, including the following four new listings:

montclair080274 Gordonhurst Ave., Montclair

List Price: $585,000

Taxes: $19,712

Acreage: n/a

4BR/2.1BA

For sale by owner, this new-to-the-market side hall colonial has hardwood floors and cedar closets throughout. Other highlights include an updated kitchen with granite and a farm sink; a wood-burning fireplace in the living room; a master suite with a sitting room and Italian granite master bath; and a finished third floor with a fourth bedroom, skylights and built-ins. There is a partially finished basement and a two-car garage. The furnace is new, and there is a deck and fenced-in backyard. The house was constructed in 1926. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Montclair Social Security Building Sold For $2,425,000

BY  |  Monday, Jul 27, 2015 7:31am  |  COMMENTS (2)

ss-building sold

Montclair’s former Social Security building has sold after an online auction that began on July 13 with a bid of $1,650,000 and ended on July 23 with a sale price that closed the auction at $2,425,000. There were seven bidders on the property and one of those bidders appears to be the The Pinnacle Companies, who announced, along with news of their purchase of the Wellmont Theater, that Pinnacle’s team was also pursuing the acquisition of the former Social Security building. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, July 26

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 25, 2015 12:22pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s another hot weekend for the real estate market.

18 carteret

18 Carteret St., Montclair

List Price: $599,000

Taxes: $15,922

Acreage: 46X125

4 BR/2 BA

This 1912 Craftsman house with open front porch, features updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and breakfast nook. Bright, open family room with skylight. Wood-burning fireplace and impressive mantle in living room. Open Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Continue Reading

Montclair’s Social Security Building: Going, Going, Almost Gone? (Updated)

BY  |  Friday, Jul 17, 2015 11:31am  |  COMMENTS (1)

ss building

July 22 – Update – The Pinnacle Companies discloses that they pursuing acquisition of the property. Bid is now $2,400,000

Montclair lost its chance to buy the former Social Security building, but other interested parties are still trying, as the online auction for the property comes down to the wire. Montclair’s offer of $1.4 million was rejected by the Federal Goverment, who thought they would do better at auction. So far they have. Today, with less than 24 hours remaining, the current bid has climbed to $2,310,000 for the property at 396 Bloomfield Ave. Continue Reading

Montclair’s Valley & Bloom Begins Leasing Rental Units for September Occupancy

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (45)

valley bloom floors

Wondering when the construction at Valley and Bloomfield Ave. will be completed? Well, LCOR has announced that leasing has launched for Valley & Bloom, with occupancy slated for September 2015.

Valley & Bloom’s two buildings will include a total of 258 rental apartments ranging from studio to three-bedroom layouts. There’s an interactive map on the website that allows you to see available apartments by floor. Continue Reading

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