Loan Brings Long Vacant Downtown Montclair Property To Life

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Unity Bank provided a $637,000 Small Business Administration (SBA) loan to Montclair residents Ian Loew and Audrey Laurelton to fund the purchase and renovation of 42 Park Street in Montclair, which housed the Knights of Columbus for more than 80 years. The husband and wife team are co-owners of the three-story commercially zoned property, which has been vacant for about 10 years, and will be utilized for their businesses, a Pilates studio and a digital marketing firm.


Debbie Godt, Unity Bank Vice President/SBA Business Development Manager, (left) with Ian Loew and Audrey Laurelton on the porch of 42 Park Street in Montclair, which housed the Knights of Columbus for more than 80 years.

Laurelton’s Equilibrium Pilates, currently operating at 427 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, will relocate to the first floor of the 3,000-square foot building at the corner of Park Street and Montague Place. Loew’s Lform Design will move from its 271 Grove Avenue office in Verona to the second floor of the building.

“We hope to complete our renovations and move in by the Fall,” said Loew. “This is a dream come true for us. We have two young children and love Montclair so to be able to live and work in town is a great opportunity. Unity Bank has been fantastic to work with and they could not have made the SBA loan process any easier.” Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, September 24

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The strong market continues with almost 60 open houses in the greater Baristaville area.

58 Dryden Road, Montclair

 

List Price: $729,000
Taxes: $18,155
Acreage: 0.16
BRM/BTH: 3/2.1

Colonial on street with entrance to Brookdale Park at one end and NYC Bus at corner. First floor includes a den, dining room, living room with wood-burning fireplace, eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, private office and renovated powder room. Second floor features three bedrooms, and a renovated master bath. The home also has central air, hardwood floors, built-ins, finished basement, and landscaped yard with patio. Garage “as is.” Open 1-4 p.m.

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, September 17

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The local market is robust with a whopping 85 open houses in the greater Baristaville area this Sunday.

109 Union Street, Montclair

List Price: $1,350,000
Taxes: $36,046
Acreage: 0.65
BRM/BTH: 6/4.2

Tudor on more than half an acre of level park-like property. Just a short stroll to Church Street’s restaurants and shops. Chef-designed kitchen offers professional grade Viking appliances, two islands, baking area, wet bar and large breakfast area. Master suite boasts sitting room with gas fireplace, spa-like bathroom features oversized shower, radiant marble floor and custom walk-in closet. Lush backyard offers blue stone patio with outdoor kitchen plus expansive lawn that can easily accommodate a future pool. NYC bus two doors away. Open 2-4 p.m.

 


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50 Afterglow Avenue, Verona

List Price: $829,000
Taxes: $21,603
Acreage: 0.39
BRM/BTH: 5/3.2

Don’t miss this five-bedroom bedroom, three-and-a-half bath Tudor in the coveted Afterglow section. Large, welcoming rooms with abundant architectural detail including: leaded glass windows and charming landing window seat, living room with fireplace and molded plaster ceiling, formal dining room with chair rail and bay window, eat in kitchen eat-in-kitchen with Viking range, peninsula and laundry. Master bedroom has walk-in closets, en suite bath and French doors to private porch. Basement Rec Room w/fireplace. Slate roof, blue stone path and gorgeous property. All this and only minutes to Eagle Rock Reservation and NYC transit. Visit website for more photos. Open 2-4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Sept. 10

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The market rebounded nicely from its Labor Day lull last week. More than 70 open houses this Sunday.

185 Summit Avenue, Montclair

 

List Price: $659,000
Taxes: $18,991
Acreage: 0.15
BRM/BTH: 3/2.1

Unique three-story Victorian in Upper Montclair featuring fireplace; updated kitchen overlooking deck and level yard. Family room and master bedroom and bath on second floor, two bedrooms, bath and library on third. Large windows. Open 2-4 p.m.

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Sept. 3

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Not too many open houses in inner Baristaville this Sunday. If you crave open house spelunking, venture to outer Baristaville.

89 Bryant Avenue, Bloomfield

 

List Price: $459,900
Taxes: $13,100
Acreage: 0.11
BRM/BTH: 5/3

Single family home, built in 1950, with five bedrooms, three full baths and hardwood floors. Open 1-4 p.m.

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Aug. 27

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More than 40 open houses for this last weekend in August. One property in Cedar Grove is next to a mountain–great hiking, but a lot of mowing.

64 Nishuane Road, Montclair

List Price: $509,000
Taxes: $12,214
Acreage: 0.28
BRM/BTH: 4/1.1

Tudor-style home features wood-burning fireplace, built-ins with leaded glass doors, natural woodwork, oak floors, and updated kitchen and powder rooms. The kitchen has a farmhouse sink with quartz counters and a breakfast nook that overlooks the deep back yard. Office and den off the living room. The master bedroom has a walk-in cedar closet and a secret nook. The third floor is used as a bedroom and tv room. The yard has plenty of perennials, a wooden storage shed and a patio. Open 2-4 p.m.

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Aug. 20

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About 54 properties available for your viewing pleasure in the Greater Baristaville area this Sunday.

32 Dodd Street, Montclair

List Price: $539,000
Taxes: $15,084
Acreage: 0.13
BRM/BTH: 4/2

Colonial near NYC bus, train, shops and restaurants at Watchung Plaza and Walnut Street. Easy access to Brookdale Park and Farmers Market. First floor includes living room, sunroom and dining room all with inlay ribbon hardwood floors and original wood trim plus updated kitchen with marble backsplash. Three bedrooms and updated bath on second floor and en-suite master bedroom on third floor. Finished recreation space and storage in basement. Backyard with one-car garage, mature plantings and tree house. Freshly painted inside and out. Open 1-4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, August 13

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It’s the middle of August but the summer market is still going strong with more than 35 homes open this weekend in Montclair and neighboring towns.

37 Bradford Ave., Montclair

List Price: $1,150,000
Taxes: $32,364
Acreage: 0.84
BRM/BTH: 5/4.1

Classic old charm meets modern custom renovation. Brick colonial on a hill with magnificent New York City skyline views. Perfect open floor plan.Gourmet kitchen with carrera marble counters, Stainless steel appliances. Coffered ceiling with built-in lighting, beautiful moldings, parquet floors, second floor laundry, state of the art security, sonos sound system, four and a half new bathrooms. Master with walk-in closet and sitting room. Bluestone terrace in front and patio in back. All newly professionally landscaped to provide privacy. Private drive serves three homes in enclave. Close to Upper Montclair Village, New York City train and bus, movies, shops restaurants and parks. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Aug. 6

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 05, 2017 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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This Sunday there are 46 open houses in the greater Baristaville area. Two properties in Montclair and one in West Orange feature butler pantries (see below). This conjures images of Lurch from the Addams Family.

 

51 Overlook Road, Montclair

List Price: $799,000
Taxes: $26,826
Acreage: 0.17
BRM/BTH: 4/2.2

Colonial with modern eat-in kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Kitchen opens to family room. Master Bedroom has over-sized shower and walk-in closet. Other amenities include central air and a security system. Third floor is ready to be finished. New York City transportation right outside your door. Play-set included. Open 2-4 p.m. Continue Reading

Own a Historic Montclair Home for $10 (Or Less)!

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A house designed by renowned Montclair architect Dudley S. Van Antwerp is up for sale at an astonishingly low sticker price of $10 or less. There’s a catch, of course.

During its June 12 meeting, the Montclair Planning Board approved a subdivision application for 44 Pleasant Avenue. A condition of the Board’s approval requires that the existing dwelling on the property be offered for sale and relocation in an effort to save the historic Dudley Van Antwerp home. The buyer must move the house from its present location to a site within approximately one-quarter mile of its current 44 Pleasant Avenue location.

Below are the building’s purchase requirements, shared today by the township of Montclair: Continue Reading

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And we can get this project completed in time for Montclair's sesquicentennial when we can stick a fork into historic preservation as a public policy.

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