Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, March 1

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

More than 60 open houses this Sunday. Take out your white gloves because we’re spotlighting some high-end properties with cool features like a secret door in the library (229 Upper Mountain) and a balcony off the master bath (178 Highland). A balcony off the bath. In the summer you can grab yourself a book or a cocktail and air dry.

229 Upper Mountain, Montclair

List Price: $1,299,000
Taxes: $44,590
Lot Size: 149′ X 276′
BRM/BTH: 5/4.1

Stately and imposing on the outside yet warm and welcoming on the inside, this gorgeous brick Georgian was built in 1922 by Abraham Lincoln Burbank. Incredible architectural details, highlighted by natural light. Great for entertaining with its generously scaled floor plan. Or enjoy quiet moments on the beautiful terrace, first and second floor sun rooms, the cozy den or the custom designed library with it’s secret door. Spacious updated eat-in kitchen with inviting seating area and adjacent laundry room. Lavish master bedroom suite. Newly finished floors on the expansive third floor. Perfectly located just blocks to Watchung train station. Glittering winter skyline views. Open 2-4 p.m.


178 Highland Avenue, Montclair

List Price: $1,499,000
Taxes: $38,963
Lot Size: 100′ X 207′
BRM/BTH: 5/4.2

Modern mountain top retreat with NYC views features walls of glass, exposed wood beams, galvanized steel details and soaring ceilings. Cooks kitchen opens to living/dining spaces with a two-sided wood-burning fireplace and walls of sliding glass doors opening to outside patios and terraced gardens. Master bedroom has wood-burning fireplace, massive closets and private terrace. Master bath has deep soaking tub and oversized shower to secluded balcony with views of surrounding landscape. Enjoy sweeping skyline views from the rooftop terrace. This passive solar home has new cedar and Viroc (a delightful mixture of particle board and cement) exterior, energy efficient windows, radiant floors, central vacuum, underground irrigation and a whole-house sound system. Open 1-4 p.m.


183 Grove Street, Montclair

List Price: $1,249,000
Taxes: $34,923
Lot Size: 113′ X 200′
BRM/BTH: 7/4.2

Home built for the American/Montclairian painter George Inness and family features modern updates such as master-suite with fireplace and an en-suite bath that offers a shower, soaking tub and dressing room. All baths are beautifully renovated. Home also has a heated pool. First floor features two fireplaces, two powder rooms, sun room with bar and an eat-in kitchen with butler’s pantry and prep space. Home theater has a 150″ screen. Other updates include nearly 50 new top-of-the-line Anderson windows, pool heater, hot water heater and four-zone central air conditioning and heat. Open 2-4 p.m.


50 North Avenue, Bloomfield

List Price: $420,000
Taxes: $12,691
Lot Size: 50′ X 100′
BRM/BTH: 3/1.1

Three bedroom Colonial in Oakview section features: hardwood floors, modern kitchen, sunroom, large living room and formal dining room. Additional storage available in huge attic. Close to NYC bus and train, schools, shopping and entertainment. Open 12-2 p.m.


538 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge

List Price: $1,129,000
Taxes: $29,370
Lot Size: 82′ X 142′
BRM/BTH: 5/3.2

Tudor features renovated chef’s kitchen with plenty of cabinet and counter space, central air and two-car attached garage. Additional bedroom and full bath on third floor–ideal for guests or au pair. Amazing living space in the finished basement with convenient laundry room and powder room. Close to schools, Glen Ridge Country Club and Brookdale park. Open 2-4 p.m.


28 Mountain Road, Verona

List Price: $649,000
Taxes: $15,223
Acreage: 0.15
BRM/BTH: 3/1.1

Charming colonial features freshly painted interior, refinished hardwood floors, expanded gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, island, custom cabinets and built-in desk. First floor has formal living room, dining room, den and large family room. Central air, no maintenance Trex deck off the kitchen and large backyard. Unfinished basement has huge potential. Close to Bloomfield Avenue and Verona Park. Open 1-4 p.m.



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