Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, July 2

This week’s open house column is sponsored by Kate McDonough


About 29 open houses for perusing this holiday weekend. I’m tempted to go to the open house on Hawthorne Place in my bathing suit and water wings.


79 Hawthorne Place, Montclair

List Price: $1,549,000
Taxes: $38,270
Acreage: 0.82
BRM/BTH: 9/5.3

Unique estate property with three distinct living spaces–Dutch Colonial, a cottage and a carriage house–on 3/4+ acres. Colonial features chestnut crown moldings and beamed ceilings, tiger oak floors, built-ins accents, showcase stairways and original leaded glass and doors, a grand entry, a living room, formal dining room, family room, music room and paneled library. The chef’s kitchen has dining area and breakfast bar and butlers’ pantry with laundry. Master suite with new bath, walk-in closet, home has more than five bedrooms and 2.2 baths. Other amenities include an in-ground heated pool, brick patios surrounded by perennial gardens and a private well. Open 2-4 p.m.

245 S Mountain Ave, Montclair

List Price: $829,000
Taxes: $23,402
Acreage: 0.45
BRM/BTH: 4/2.2

Renovated Colonial features an open floor plan, living room with a fireplace, dinning room, entertainment room and eat-in kitchen–as well as a powder room, laundry room and storage pantry. Two decks overlook a large backyard that includes a waterfall. The second floor features four bedrooms, two baths and plenty of closet space. Open 1-4 p.m. (snacks!).


29 Upper Mountain Ave, Montclair

List Price: $399,000
Taxes: $9,855
Acreage: 1.52
BRM/BTH: 2/2

Multi-level mid-century modern condo has cathedral ceilings, open concept living and dining room, updated kitchen with SS appliances. First floor bedroom is large with separate door to hall bath. Second floor has a loft area perfect for an office, master bedroom with updated bathroom and huge walk-in closet. Decamp Bus 1 block away, 2 blocks from Whole Foods, Montclair Art Museum and restaurants. Heat and hot water inc. in mo. maintenance. Pets Ok – register w/management. Garage space when available $50/mo. Open parking for resident parking. Open 2-4 p.m.


78 Evergreen Avenue, Bloomfield

List Price: $350,000
Taxes: $13,282
Acreage: 0.11
BRM/BTH: 4/3.1

Single-family Colonial detached and one block from Glen Ridge. Walk to Train, NJ Transit or bus. Grammar school at the end of the block. Beautiful tree-lined street. Open 1-4 p.m.


105 Hillside Ave, Glen Ridge

List Price: $749,000
Taxes: $26,865
Acreage: Not available
BRM/BTH: 5/3.2

Victorian, circa 1892, featuring wrap-around porch, high ceilings, living room with built ins and decorative fireplace, family room with gas fireplace, formal dining room with tin ceiling, modern eat-in kitchen with concrete counters, custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances, butler’s pantry and a powder room. Second floor features master suite and laundry room. Third floor has two additional bedrooms and a full bath. Finished walkout basement has an office, rec room and another powder room. Back deck overlooks a large fenced yard. Newer roof, newer furnaces (2016), newer two zone central air (2009/1016). Located three blocks from NYC trains and top rated Glen Ridge schools. Open 2-4 p.m.


7 Bachman Terrace, West Orange

List Price: $550,000
Taxes: $19,450
Acreage: 0.23
BRM/BTH: 4/2.1

Custom construction on park-like cul-de-sac features two-story entryway, eat-in-kitchen with breakfast bar. Second floor has huge master suite with renovated bathroom and walk-in closet. Two more bedrooms and a full bathroom with dual sinks complete the second floor. Basement has office with separate entrance, laundry room, plumbing for future bath and storage space. Large yard and two stone patios. Huge three-car garage. Back on market – buyer failed to perform. Open 2-4 p.m.


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