Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, October 13

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

The local real estate market keeps humming along with more than 75 open houses this Sunday. We have a star studded menu with a Dudley Van Antwerp designed manse and a home that Thomas Edison lived in. The kitchen at 651 Grove Street in Montclair has two islands, so if you’re voted off one, you can prepare your dinner and eat it on the other.

60 Lloyd Road, Montclair

List Price: $1,599,000
Taxes: $56,552
Lot size: 146′ X 400′
BRM/BTH: 6/4.1

Dudley Van Antwerp-designed home features tennis/sport court, heated pool, hot tub, water falls, patios and perennials for year-round color. Inside you’ll find restored oak and cherry paneling, bespoke windows, a screening room with automated shades and projection, a large kitchen and three gas fireplaces. Upstairs, watch the sunrise from your beds. Master Suite has a private terrace. Open 2-4 p.m.

268 Orange Road, Montclair

List Price: $789,000
Taxes: $23,938
Lot size: 98′ X 380′
BRM/BTH: 7/4.4

Center hall colonial features coved ceilings, pocket doors, intricately carved balusters and renovated kitchen with breakfast nook, butler’s pantry and powder room. The second level has six bedrooms, a dressing room, an office or library, three bathrooms and two jack-and-jill powder rooms. Finished basement has a bathroom, kitchenette and separate entrance. Living areas extend to the exterior with a mahogany front porch and a large patio. The four-car garage has an attic/loft. Open 2-4 p.m.

651 Grove Street, Montclair

List Price: $965,000
Taxes: $14,010
Lot size: 50′ X 210′
BRM/BTH: 6/5.1

Contemporary colonial features foyer and chef’s kitchen with Thor commercial appliances (and wine fridge), quartz counters, pot filler over six-burner stove and two islands to prepare and serve your next great meal. Master bedroom is en-suite with private balcony and oversized walk-in closet. Master bath has a pyramid sink, soaking tub and shower. The third floor has a bedroom and full bath. Finished basement features a bedroom and full bath. Two-car garage has storage. Direct bus to NYC steps away. Open 2-4 p.m.

91 Orchard Street, Bloomfield

List Price: $359,000
Taxes: $10,833
Lot size: 50′ X 157′
BRM/BTH: 3/1

Colonial on a quiet street features three-season porch, living room, formal dining room and eat-in kitchen with oak cabinets. Upstairs has three spacious bedrooms and a newly remodeled main bathroom. Two garages offer ample storage space and plenty of additional parking. Basement has laundry area, utilities and storage space. Open 1-4 p.m.

43 Midland Ave, Glen Ridge

List Price: $499,000
Taxes: $13,881
Lot size: 36′ X 103′
BRM/BTH: 4/1.1

Renovated colonial features kitchen with Pella windows, Italian tile floor, designer appliances (including six-burner Bluestar range), Caesarstone counters and custom cabinetry. First floor has a renovated powder room. There’s a new mahogany deck off dining room/kitchen. Finished basement plus upgraded electric and plumbing. Open 2-4 p.m.

5 Honeysuckle Avenue, West Orange

List Price: $990,000
Taxes: $28,108
Acreage: 1.07 acres
BRM/BTH: 6/3.1

This home of Thomas Edison was the first “suburban electric home” and features 12-foot ceilings throughout the two first floors. The elaborated game room/library has chestnut wood ceilings and many architectural details. The kitchen offers professional grade appliances, center island, granite counter-tops and many windows. New master bath. Open 1-3 p.m.


  1. 651 Grove: List Price: $965,000 “Taxes: $14,010”? It won’t be once it’s sold, probably twice that amount!

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