This week’s open house column is sponsored by Kate McDonough
This Sunday there are 46 open houses in the greater Baristaville area. Two properties in Montclair and one in West Orange feature butler pantries (see below). This conjures images of Lurch from the Addams Family.
List Price: $799,000
Colonial with modern eat-in kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Kitchen opens to family room. Master Bedroom has over-sized shower and walk-in closet. Other amenities include central air and a security system. Third floor is ready to be finished. New York City transportation right outside your door. Play-set included. Open 2-4 p.m.
List Price: $529,000
Updated Arts & Crafts Colonial features craftsman built-ins, exposed wood moldings, brass sconces, hardwood floors, mission style lamps & more. Front porch overlooks landscaped front yard. Living room has brick fireplace and built-ins. Den has exposed brick & wood. Formal dining room with period lighting and windows overlooking backyard. Updated kitchen with butler’s pantry, custom cabinets, farm sink, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Second floor has full bath with pedestal sink and three bedrooms including one with a walk-in closet. Third floor has a master bedroom suite with a walk-in closet and updated master bath with double sinks and radiant floor heat. Finished basement. Near shops, restaurants, NYC trans. Open 1-4 p.m.
List Price: $599,000
Colonial with charming gardens, all within a few blocks of shopping, restaurants and NYC transportation in Upper Montclair Village and Watchung Plaza. Many great features: hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, built-in bookcases, screened-in side porch, sunroom, brick patio and updated kitchen. Located on a quiet side street and just a few blocks to 21-acre Brookdale Park. Open 2-4 p.m.
List Price: $434,000
Updated split level in Oak View section features ground level family room with powder room, laundry and own entrance. Great potential for in-law suite. Warm hardwood floors flow through living and dining rooms, updated kitchen features granite, breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances. Spacious master with ensuite full bath. Great deck and manicured lawns. Full finished basement with rec room and office. Extras include: lawn sprinkler; one-car over-sized heated and air conditioned attached garage with opener; tankless water heater. NYC commute-bus is a few short blocks away; zoned for Blue Ribbon Oak View public school and steps away from well-known private school. Open 2-4 p.m.
List Price: $379,000
Side hall Colonial in great commuter location – walk to both NYC train and bus. Cozy living room with beamed ceiling and brick gas fireplace. Windowed porch is a nice bonus space. Updated kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel range and dishwasher. The formal dining room opens to large deck with awning and private backyard with paver patio. Other features include: hardwood floors on first floor and new laminate floors and carpet on second. Central air (ductless) on first floor. Most rooms (and deck) just painted. Unfinished basement with plenty of room for storage. Unfinished walk-up attic. Open 2-4 p.m.
List Price: $675,000
Colonial in Highview Garden area with saltwater pool and Trex decking. Two-story entry way, four bedrooms and two baths on the second level and guest room on the first level. Finished basement has a built-in wet bar and family room as well as an office and two full baths. Renovated kitchen features Wolfe four burner with griddle range and warming drawer, Sub-zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and Wolfe oven. Butlers pantry with wine fridge and built in cabinetry. Privacy fence surrounds entire .34 acre lot. Walking distance to elementary and middle school. Open 2-4 p.m.