Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, July 10

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 09, 2011 9:00am

Open houses are back to their typical level this weekend, with about 140 open this Sunday. This week, the $500,000 and under market is strongest, making up more than half of the listings.

28 Mountainside Park Terr., Montclair
List Price: $1,150,000
Taxes: $28,870
Lot Size: 0.55 Acres
4BR/3.1BA

One of the best examples of a modern house in a traditional suburb, this 3,500-sq. ft. eight-room Contemporary, spread out over four levels, has New York City views, an updated kitchen and bathrooms, private patio, hardwood floors, a fireplace – and it’s adjacent to a 150 acre park. From the listing:

This home favors high-end design choices & exudes rustic flair. LR-DR-EIK is situated on top floor for maximal top-of-the-mountain visual effects. Custom lighting, sweeping window views of nature from every room, sound system. Stylishly updated kitchen w/ skylight, stainless appliances, granite counters, solid oak cabs. Large, level backyard area could accommodate your dream inground pool. Remarkably, you can catch frequent Midtown Direct trains just down the hill. Lots of parking. Property on 2 lots. Nothing like it in town!

The house, built in 1968 and renovated in 2005, has a two car detached garage but no basement. Open house 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

380 Harding Dr., South Orange
List Price: $519,000
Taxes: $16,362
Lot Size: 0.28 Acres
4BR/3BA

Recently reduced by $30,000, its second reduction since late May, this 10-room Center Hall Colonial boasts a modern kitchen with granite countertops and breakfast nook, a living room with wood burning fireplace and built-ins, a bay window in the dining room, central air and a large deck. A finished basement and two car attached garage round out this circa 1930 property. Open house 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

5 Lansing Pl., Montclair
List Price: $299,000
Taxes: $11,453
Lot Size: 0.17 Acres
2BR/1BA

Unusual for its prime location (on a cul-de-sac three blocks from Kings) and low price, this five-room Colonial has good bones but could use some updating. Amenities include an enclosed porch, beamed ceilings and a storage shed. There is an unfinished basement and no garage. The house was constructed in 1897. Open house 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

29 Exeter Rd., Millburn
List Price: $839,000
Taxes: $13,411
Lot Size: 0.22 Acres
4BR/3.1BA

This nicely kept up 2,240-sq. ft. 10-room Colonial, built in 1942 and renovated in 2007, boasts an updated kitchen and bathrooms, almost entirely new windows, central air, a fireplace in the living room, French doors leading to a patio, deck and a deep, level, fenced-in landscaped backyard. There is a bonus room that can be used as an office. Finally, the house has a finished basement and one car attached garage. Open house 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Just Reduced: Recently lowered by $30,000 to $699,000, 7 Washington Park, Maplewood, featured at left, has an updated kitchen, 2.1 bathrooms and four bedrooms. Open house 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Also in Maplewood, 28 Midland Blvd., featured in the June 12 roundup, was reduced by $26,000 to $499,000. Open house 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Meanwhile, 319 Self Pl., South Orange, is down by $6,000 to $569,000. The 10-room Colonial was profiled in the June 19 listings.

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I'm struck by how much attention is being paid to the details of a parking lot, as opposed to the attention paid to the future impact of the monstrous projects being planned.

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