Baristaville Open Houses Sunday, December 16


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

The market is simmering down for the holidays. About 29 open houses in the greater Baristaville metropolis. If you’re interested in earth-friendly home features, check out the open house at 2 Gates Lane.

6 James Street, Montclair

List Price: $1,049,000
Taxes: $14,271
Acreage: 0.14
BRM/BTH: 6/3.1

Renovated Victorian with 4,000 square feet of living space features: finished basement, deck overlooking fenced-in yard, custom tile work, high ceilings, hardwood floors, Calacatta quartz countertops, Bertazzoni range, farm sink, walk-in pantry plus banquette. First floor also features formal living room, sunny office, powder room and laundry/mudroom. Second floor features master bedroom with dressing room, spa-like marble bath, double vanity, jetted shower, two additional bedrooms and a full bath with double vanity. Home has new roof, windows, two-zone HVAC, plumbing and electric. Open 2-4 p.m.

2 Gates Lane, Montclair

List Price: $949,000
Taxes: $24,847
Lot size: 120′ x 135′
BRM/BTH: 4/3.1

Newly built home features: gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and chef-quality appliances. Kitchen opens into the great room with a gas fireplace. First floor also features a bedroom. Second floor has a master suite with a spa bathroom and walk-in closet. Home has many environmentally friendly features. Large deck look out onto landscaped back yard. Short walk to restaurants, schools and shops. Open 1-4 p.m.

649 Grove Street, Montclair

List Price: $829,000
Taxes: $13,218
Lot size: 50′ x 225′
BRM/BTH: 4/2.1

Custom home features chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, two large islands and a wine cooler. Elegant main floor has one bedroom, a half bath with marble floor. Living room has view of kitchen/dining area and living space beyond that. Dramatic staircase leads to two bedrooms, each with a custom closet. Master en-suite has a walk-in closet and marble bathroom that features a soaking tub, glass shower and custom double sink. New two car garage and large fenced yard offer private outdoor living. Open 2-4 p.m.

71 Laurel Avenue, Bloomfield

List Price: $387,000
Taxes: $10,400
Lot size: 50′ x 100′
BRM/BTH: 3/1.1

Colonial in Watsessing Heights features open porch, refinished wood floors with custom in-lays, wall mouldings, solid wood doors with glass knobs, updated eat-in kitchen with dual fuel Viking stove–electric oven and gas stovetop. Second floor has three bedrooms with nice closet space. Stackable front load washer/dryer is conveniently tucked away in hall closet. Main bath features claw foot soaking tub and glass door stall shower. Open 2-4 p.m.

7 Edisonia Terrace, West Orange

List Price: $382,500
Taxes: $11,164
Lot size: 75′ x 94′
BRM/BTH: 4/1.1

Renovated colonial near downtown West Orange features enclosed front porch; open floor plan; spacious living room with full-wall fireplace; new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, plenty of prep space and seating at the breakfast bar. Second floor has three bedrooms and a new main bath. Third floor offers a flexible space that can be used as a bedroom and walk-in closet, a home office or playroom space. Open 2-4 p.m.

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