Only seven houses are open in Baristaville this Labor Day weekend. All of them are holdovers but only a few are offering a discount. Just four towns are represented: Bloomfield, Maplewood, West Orange and Millburn.
117 Birch St., Bloomfield
List Price: $229,900
Renovated this year and on the market for about a month, this five-room Cape Cod has many improvements, chief among them a new kitchen and bathrooms. The 1,300-square-foot house also has new hardwood floors and carpeting, an updated front porch area and new doors; the paint is fresh as well. There is a deck and fenced-in backyard. Finally, there is a finished, full basement and an oversize two-car garage with loft storage. Open 12 to 4 p.m.
22 Girard Pl., Maplewood
List Price: $499,000
Recently reduced by $26,000, this 10-room Dutch Colonial has many improvements and interesting architectural detail. The fourth bedroom on the upper level, for instance, has floor-to-ceiling wood paneling, and there are peaked arches, pocket doors and high ceilings. The kitchen is modern with a country touch, with granite countertops and a farmhouse sink. Outdoor living space is plentiful; there is a large front porch and deck. The house, situated on a corner lot, was constructed in 1932 and renovated in 2004. There is a finished, full basement and one-car attached garage. Open 1 to 4 p.m.
Also showing: 246 White Oak Rd., Millburn, pictured at left and featured here, is holding steady at $999,000. The circa 1935 Expanded Ranch has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, an updated kitchen and an inviting in-ground pool. Taxes are $14,950. Open 1 to 5 p.m. … 9-11 Osborne Terr., Maplewood, an all-mason Center Hall Colonial, has many grand details, including three fireplaces, high boxed beam ceilings, leaded glass and wainscoting. The house, built in 1910, is listed at $738,000; taxes are $20,060. Open 1 to 4 p.m. … 6 Curtis Ave., West Orange, an eight-room Split Level that has been on the market for over six months, has attributes including a wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors and a fenced-in backyard. Asking $279,900 but the seller is motivated. Taxes are $10,012. Open 1 to 4 p.m.