Montclair Photographer Showcases the Town’s Most Picturesque Homes in New Book

BY  |  Friday, May 29, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Stately Homes of MontclairIf you’re like me, you have a few Montclair “dream” homes (there is a large white house on Upper Mountain Avenue with gorgeous wrap around porches and balconies that is my favorite). Truth is, so many Montclair homes are beautiful, but some just stand out. Montclair photographer and videographer Andrew Wander has put together a collection of 50 stand out—or what he calls “Stately”—in his coffee table book “Stately Homes of Montclair.”

Stately Homes of Montclair ($59.95) features beautiful photography of the town’s most picturesque houses. Wander started this project seven years ago after moving to town from Bergen County. He came up with the idea after visiting a bookstore and seeing some coffee table books of other great towns and thought Montclair didn’t have anything to showcase its charm.

Wander would drive around town and stop at the homes that struck his attention. “I started knocking on doors telling the homeowners about my project and thankfully 95 percent said sure,” says Wander.

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, May 24

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Approximately 44 properties are showing in Baristaville this holiday weekend. Highlights include a renovated carriage house in South Orange and a few new listings.

glenridge0524134 Ridgewood Ave., Glen Ridge

List Price: $649,000

Taxes: $20,612

Acreage: n/a

3BR/2.1BA

This nine-room split level has been on the market for about one month; it is the only property showing in Glen Ridge this weekend. Highlights include an updated kitchen, hardwood floors, a fireplace in the living room and central air. There is a partially finished full, walkout basement and a two-car attached garage. Outside, there is an open porch, patio and fire pit. The house was built in 1953. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, May 17

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More than 225 properties are open this weekend, making it the biggest open house weekend of the year thus far.

wildwood94 Wildwood Ave., Montclair

List Price: $519,000

Taxes: $16,920

Acreage: 0.27

4BR/1BA

This move-in ready colonial features new bath, sunny, eat-in kitchen, central air and new roof! Beautiful wood floors, fenced-in deep back yard w/ garden, patio and play area. Located on a pretty Upper Montclair street near NYC bus and train, shops, restaurants and Brookdale Park. Open 2 to 4 p.m.

glenridge0517213 Sherman Ave., Glen Ridge

List Price: $899,000

Taxes: $25,685

Acreage: 0.46

4BR/4.1BA

Built in 1958 and renovated in 2003, this 10-room colonial was custom designed to include a gourmet kitchen with a walk-in pantry and numerous appliances, including a warming drawer, and a three-season porch with a wood-burning fireplace. The just-listed house has an open floor plan, an office with built-ins on the first floor and central air. The second floor boasts a master suite with a walk-in closet and radiant floors; laundry is also on this floor. There is a partially finished, full basement with a French drain and a two-car attached garage. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, May 10

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Just about 37 properties are showing this Mother’s Day, including the following five new listings:

bloomfield0510278 Essex Ave., Bloomfield

List Price: $739,000

Taxes: $7,599

Acreage: 0.18

4BR/2.1BA

Just constructed and listed, this nine-room colonial has an open floor plan; a large kitchen with a center island, quartz countertops and a breakfast room; oversize windows throughout; central air; a fireplace in the family room; a two-story atrium; and a patio. There is a walkout basement and a one-car detached garage. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Former Montclair Social Security Building To Be Sold via Online Auction

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Former Montclair Social Security Building To Be Sold via Online Auction

Who wants to buy the Social Security building? Find out on Tuesday, May 12, at 9 a.m. when the building at 396 Bloomfield Avenue goes on the auction block. The town of Montclair has already expressed an interest: the building, located across the street from the Wellmont Theatre, was a key element in Mayor Robert Jackson’s vision to turn downtown Montclair into an arts mecca. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, May 3

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About 180 properties are open in Baristaville this weekend, making it one of the busiest open house weekend of 2015 thus far. There are lots of new listings at all price points.

bloomfield050347 Ackerman St., Bloomfield

List Price: $235,000

Taxes: $8,843

Acreage: 0.11

3BR/1.1BA

New to the market, this seven-room colonial has an updated kitchen, a finished third floor, newer windows and a three-season porch. The recently repainted house, built in 1925, has a full basement and a detached two-car garage. And, there is a fenced-in backyard and a deck. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Learn Your Home’s History at the Montclair Historical Society

BY  |  Friday, May 01, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Crane_House_MontclairIf you’re a Montclair history buff, or simply love your house, you may be interested in researching your home’s past at a free workshop at the Montclair Historical Society Saturday, May 2nd at noon.

As part of the society’s Restoration Fair, the workshop helps participants learn who owned their plot of land through history, who owned or lived in their house (and in some cases, learn the former residents’ occupations), view old photos and glean other details about their home.

Barton Ross, a Preservation Architect and Planner who formerly served on the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission, will lead the workshop and use various holdings from the Historical Society. Participants can research their home by using the Albert P. Terhune Library at the Montclair Historical Society, which includes tax maps and fire insurance maps from 1899-2008 (selective years), as well as maps from 1857 onward that show an overview of Montclair history and development. Telephone directories from 1897 through the 1950s will show who lived or owned in your home during those years.

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Apr. 26

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This week, a look at the most and least expensive properties showing in Montclair and other listings around Baristaville, including a Victorian with a reduced price tag. Approximately 150 properties are open in all.

glenridge042630 Madison St., Glen Ridge

List Price: $535,000

Taxes: $15,138

Acreage: 0.18

5BR/2.1BA

New to the market, this circa 1926 cottage-style colonial has original hardwood floors throughout, a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and built-ins in the family room. The kitchen has a new refrigerator and microwave. The nine-room, 1,898-square-foot house also has two bedrooms and a full bathroom on the third floor. The basement is partially finished; there is a one-car detached garage. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

The Annual House Tour of Glen Ridge

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

House Tour of Glen RidgeThe Women’s Club of Glen Ridge has been organizing an annual House Tour of Glen Ridge for many years, scouting out exceptionally beautiful homes in their borough to showcase them in a self-guided tour. This year, the annual Glen Ridge House Tour will take place on Sunday, May 3.

This year’s tour will showcase 6 exceptionally beautiful homes, a garden with a carriage house loft and a tour of the newly restored Congregational Church sanctuary with its large, 9-panel Tiffany stained glass window. A total of 8 stops.

The tour runs from 1 pm – 4 pm and will be followed by a champagne reception back at the clubhouse from 2 pm – 5 pm.

The much-anticipated self-guided tour is open to anyone ages 14 years and older. Proceeds to benefit The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge which helps support numerous worthy local organizations.

House Tour of Glen Ridge
Sunday, May 3 from 1 – 4 pm , Champagne reception from 2 – 5 pm
Glen Ridge, NJ
Tickets are $35 / $40 after April 27 and can be purchased online here

 

 

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Apr. 19

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Approximately 140 properties are open this Sunday, including a house in Glen Ridge with various living arrangements.

glenridge0419147 Highland Ave., Glen Ridge

List Price: $579,900

Taxes: $16,999

Acreage: 0.18

6BR/3.1BA

Just listed, this 13-room colonial has a lot of living space, including an in-law suite in the basement. The garage has been converted to a studio with hardwood floors and a porch. The house, built in 1937 and renovated in 2013, has an updated kitchen with a center island, recently refinished hardwood floors, a fireplace in the living room and a deck. The third floor is finished and could be used as an office or bedroom. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

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