Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, June 3

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

The bull market charges ahead with more than 120 open houses in the greater Baristaville area this Sunday. Of note is the former “Russian Spy” house, on Marquette Road, which reminds me of the this ditty from back in the day.

31 Marquette Road, Montclair

List Price: $699,000
Taxes: $15,895
Acreage: 0.15
BRM/BTH: 4/2.1

Renovated Colonial next to wildlife preserve features open concept living area and kitchen with white cabinetry, quartz counters and stainless steel appliances. The family room provides more space for relaxing. The master suite has a vaulted ceiling, three large closets and a master bath. Three additional bedrooms, a main bath with double sinks and a separate laundry area complete the second floor. Home has a large finished basement and attic. Close to NYC bus and 1 mile to the train. Open 1-4 p.m.


59 Warren Place, Montclair

List Price: $1,149,000
Taxes: $33,878
Acreage: 0.53
BRM/BTH: 5/4.1

This 1912 center-hall Colonial features an entry foyer, formal dining room and sun porch, family room and living room. Fine architectural appointments include a cozy escape over driveway portico, built-ins and crown moldings. Hardwood floors (under carpet) throughout. Five-year old roof. Located on park-like property in Montclair’s Estate Section. Open 2-4 p.m.


280 Highland Avenue, Montclair

List Price: $799,000
Taxes: $20,376
Acreage: 0.69
BRM/BTH: 3/2.1

Post and beam home with amazing architecture and contemporary feel inside and out. Western Red Cedar exterior and Mahogany interior trim. Vaulted ceilings throughout the open floor plan of the main level. Seasonal views of NYC from the living room and master bedroom. Wrap-around deck can be accessed from two sets of sliding glass doors, ideal for al fresco dining. Home has been beautifully maintained and has had only two owners. Furnace and AC unit new in 2014 and roof just six years old. Home features a gas fed generator. Open 2-4 p.m.


7 West Brookwood Drive, Montclair

List Price: $769,750
Taxes: $29,685
Acreage: 0.65
BRM/BTH: 4/3.1

Custom home on park-like setting located in the Estate section, close to NYC transportation, downtown shopping, gym, restaurants, movies and schools. Home features large family room with fireplace, expansive windows and French doors leading to slate patio and fenced-in backyard, new roof, refinished hardwood floors throughout, and two-car garage carriage house that can be used as a Yoga or Art studio. Fourth bedroom on main floor can be used as a den/office. Open 1-4 p.m.


20 Alexander Avenue, Bloomfield

List Price: $439,000
Taxes: $13,054
Acreage: 0.14
BRM/BTH: 4/2.1

Tudor in Brookdale section features kitchen with breakfast bar, leaded glass windows, two-room finished basement with kitchen area, large deck for entertaining, two car garage, wood-burning fireplace, office/den off the living room. Large bedroom with two walk-in closets. Updated powder room off rear mud room. Open 2-4 p.m.


96 Forest Avenue, Glen Ridge

List Price: $1,169,000
Taxes: $31,979
Acreage: 0.52
BRM/BTH: 5/4

Colonial with five bedrooms and four full baths, close to NYC trains and parks, manicured 1/2 acre of lawn with gazebo perfect for entertaining. Totally renovated. Open 2-4 p.m.


1016 Smith Manor Blvd West Orange

List Price: $425,000
Taxes: $16,482
Acreage: Not Available
BRM/BTH: 3/2.1

Freestanding town home in a gated community with tennis courts, exercise room, pool and playground. Water views from the deck and family room. NYC transportation at the gate. Custom wood moldings and high ceilings. Gas fireplace in family room. Large unfinished basement. Second floor has laundry room and loft area that makes a great home office. Spa-like master bath with jetted tub. Move in condition. Open 12-5 p.m.


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