Featured Home For Sale: Craftsman – 11 Berkeley Heights Park, Bloomfield

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Featured Home For Sale: Craftsman - 11 Berkeley Heights Park, Bloomfield Berkeley Heights Park, once the historic Bartholomew Estate, was conceived as an enclave of upscale weekend get away houses at the beginning of the 1900s. The central park, shaded by tall growth trees, is encircled by 26 properties that all enjoy this quiet setting.

berkeley 11New to the market is 11 Berkeley Heights (video tour). Listed at $495,000, it’s open this Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

This sunny Craftsman Style nine room, two and a half bath house, in a quiet historic Private Park with secular trees, is tucked deep at end of cozy cul-de-sac and only 30 minutes from NYC by NJ Transit train, bus or car. The taxes are comparatively low for a property of this stature.

berkely dineThere are oak wood interiors, majolica tiles, stained glass windows & hand crafted kitchen cabinets. The wood paneled entry foyer has a beautiful stair and a stained glass window. The living room and dining room have beautiful craftsman details and features like pocket doors fireplace, ample moldings and built in cabinets. There is a den with access to a back yard deck. There is a wonderful kitchen for entertaining with a great center island in front of a counter space with hand crafted wooden cabinets and joyous majolica tiles. There is a dining area with a half bath and French doors that open out to the decks. The comfortable vintage interior has a warm craftsman atmosphere and opens toward the back of the property with a spectacular pool, patio and series of decks. There is a fabulous Mediterranean-designed, heated pool with Jacuzzi.

berkeley poolUpstairs there are two twin Master Bedrooms, the customary “His” and “Her’s” of yesteryear. Another yesteryear feature is a bedroom that was converted from a sleeping porch. There is a fourth bedroom and a lovely bath. The third floor, that was once dedicated to the staff has been opened up to create a fabulous pyramid shaped Master Bedroom with a bath and views of the park. The property is set in a pleasant vintage environment on a large park space shared by the park’s community.

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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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