This week’s open house column is sponsored by Kate McDonough.
Another boffo weekend of open houses. Eighty-eight properties in the greater Baristaville area are open for your viewing pleasure. Our palette this weekend features two Craftsman Colonials in Montclair. That puts me in a craftsman kind of mood. I feel like making a birdhouse out of Popsicle sticks.
List Price: $649,900
Center hall Colonial on park-like property featuring hardwood floors, large rooms, master suite with master bath plus room for nursery or office. Two additional rooms and bath on second floor and two bedrooms and bath on the third floor. First floor also features living room with wood burning fireplace, den and sunroom. Formal dining room next to butler pantry. Sliding doors off the kitchen lead to outdoor deck or screened summer room attached to the garage. Bus to NYC and jitney to train at the corner. Open 1-4 p.m.
List Price: $760,000
Craftsman Colonial with wrap-around porch features living room with beamed ceiling, fireplace, formal dining room and hardwood floors. The staircase has a seat that leads to the second floor where there are three bedrooms and one full bath. The third floor has two more bedrooms and one full bath. Located between Anderson and Edgemont Parks. Close to two NYC trains, buses, parks, schools and Upper Montclair shops and restaurants. Open 1-4 p.m.
List Price: $1,199,000
Craftsman Colonial in estate section featuring architectural details. Hardwood floors, natural woodwork, multiple built-ins, living room with fireplace and beamed ceiling. The updated kitchen has custom cabinets, granite counters, high-end appliances and a center island. Large family room, formal dining room and bluestone patio. Master bedroom has a master bathroom, walk-in closet and private sitting room. Three more bedrooms on the second floor, one with an ensuite bath. Charming third floor has bedrooms, bath and “ship-themed” playroom. Fenced yard with patios, playset, two-car garage. Open 1-4 p.m.
List Price: $399,000
Renovated colonial featuring an open floor plan, large bedrooms, over-sized deck, and a finished basement. Open floor plan is perfect for entertaining. An additional family room off the back leads to an over-sized deck and generous fenced-in backyard. Finished basement with full bath. NYC direct bus just down the street. All on a block in the desirable Oak View section of Bloomfield. Open 2-4 p.m.
List Price: $649,000
Updated Colonial with lemonade porch leads you to an inviting front foyer with fireplace. Dining room and living room filled with natural light. Renovated kitchen and bathroom on first floor. Four bedrooms on the second floor and another renovated full bathroom. There is a porch off of the master bedroom, perfect to enjoy your morning coffee. The third floor has an additional bedroom. Backyard with patio area. All new electrical and new plumbing. Semi-finished basement. Open 2-4 p.m.
List Price: $479,900
Ranch on a cul-de-sac has Rock Spring Golf Course in its backyard. Enclosed breezeway located off the kitchen. The master bedroom suite has a double closet, in addition to a walk-in closet, a dressing area, and a full bathroom. There are lots of large closets throughout the home. Traveling to NYC is easy with a park and ride at Codey Arena. Open 1-3 p.m.