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$ 2,349,000

c. 1897 Victorian

Montclair, New Jersey 07043

Step into history with this charming urban oasis, built-in 1897, featuring a unique blend of uncoursed local fieldstone and stucco. Meticulously restored over 20 years, it harmoniously combines timeless charm with modern upgrades.

Historic detail abounds with detailed moldings, a triple stained glass window, stone walls, exposed brick walls, gleaming floors 5 fireplaces and a Family Room with NYC skyline views. Upgraded kitchen, spa like baths, updated HVAC, updated windows, and electric, provide ultimate comfort.

NYC Midtown Direct train 2 blocks away. No car needed! A highlight is the chef's dream kitchen with Subzero fridge, Jennaire wall ovens, range, and wine fridge. Enjoy year-round views of the Manhattan skyline, daily sunrises, and sunsets, offering a serene escape from the city bustle.

The gardens, designed by Richard Hartlage, boast unique plantings respecting the environment. A private oasis awaits, surrounded by lush 'Yellow Bamboo.' Indulge in the saltwater pool with waterfalls, set in stone walls, twinkling with evening lights. A fire pit area and cherry trees on the third level provide tranquility.

For city dwellers, this haven offers the best of both worlds - a historic retreat amidst suburban life. Fully sprinklered and thoughtfully lit, the gardens' beauty is showcased. Embrace the enchanting gardens featured in prestigious tours, and make this sanctuary yours.

Imagine all of this only 5-7 minutes from NYC train + Upper Montclair village. NO CAR NEEDED.
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3 Stories
Bedrooms 6
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 2
Heated Sq. Ft. 4,819
Acres 0.9
Lot Size 107x345
Zoning RO
Property Taxes
$46,691
MLS No. 3889598

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Den
  • Entry Hall
  • Finished Basement
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Sunroom
  • Walk out Basement
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Pool - In Ground
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 5 Fireplaces
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Skylight
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Walk-in Shower(s)
  • Wood floors
  • Central air
  • Dishwasher
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Butler's Pantry
  • Stained Glass Window(s)
  • a
  • Chefs dream kitchen with Subzero fridge
  • eticulously restored over 20 years
  • Historic detail abounds with detailed moldings
  • Indulge in the saltwater pool with waterfalls
  • it harmoniousl
  • Jennaire
  • set
  • spa like baths
  • up
  • updated HVAC
  • Upgraded kitchen

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More About This House

Originally built in 1897, this charming property features uncoursed local fieldstone and stucco construction. The current owner, who has been in possession for 20 years, has lovingly restored the original details while bringing the home up to modern standards. Upgrades include plumbing, heating, central A/C, windows, electrical systems, and alarms. The oak floors and stairs have been entirely replaced, and all bathrooms have been tastefully updated. Of particular note is the third-floor bathroom, which boasts a spa-like ambiance with a bubbling air tub, walk-in shower, toilet bidet, and towel warmer.

The house also boasts a large, well-appointed Chef's kitchen complete with a Subzero fridge, Jennaire wall ovens, a range, and a wine fridge. Convenience is at its best with a second-floor laundry room and a hookup on the first level.

One of the property's most remarkable features is its year-round views of the Manhattan skyline, extending south to the Verrazano Bridge. Daily sunrises and sunsets provide a breathtaking and serene way to start and end each day. The grounds, spanning .8 acre, were designed by renowned landscape architect Richard Hartlage of Land Morphology. Inspired by unique plantings that harmonize with the natural environment and require minimal maintenance. The gardens boast a variety of colors and layers, blooming at different times throughout the year. The rear property is divided into three levels, with the "Garden Room" accessible through a wrought iron grape arbor, flanked by witch hazel trees showcasing bright red clown-type flowers in the winter.

Surrounding the rear yard on three sides is the majestic "Yellow Bamboo," reaching a height of 24 feet, providing a year-round green screen for enhanced privacy and tranquility. The first level offers a spacious bluestone terrace and outdoor kitchen, featuring indented candle boxes to add extra charm to evening gatherings. On the second rear level, a large bluestone terrace sets the scene for a saltwater swimming pool nestled, grotto-like, between stone walls. Nighttime swims are enchanting as the pool light twinkles through the surrounding trees and bamboo. The third level features a fire pit and a path leading to the top, adorned with various early blooming ornamental cherry trees and several Japanese maple varieties.

Beyond the wrought iron gate, a vegetable garden is situated behind the carriage house. The front yard greets visitors with an array of plantings, including springtime peonies, two flowering magnolia trees, red hot pokers, various irises, daisies, tea roses, butterfly and smoke bushes, and wisteria. A hidden seating area adds an element of surprise and delight. The gardens have been a highlight of garden tours, such as the "Rocks and Roses Tour" offered through the Van Vleck Foundation. Fully sprinklered and thoughtfully lit, the gardens showcase their beauty day and night. The original garden planting plans can be provided to the interested party.

The owner cherishes the proximity of two charming villages, Upper Montclair and Watchung, where all essential needs can be met with a short walk. A plethora of restaurants, bakeries, and shops add to the convenience. For those commuting to New York City, the Upper Montclair station is a mere 7-minute walk away.

Overall, this property offers a unique experience, with ever-changing gardens, secluded poolside nighttime swimming, and stunning views of the New York City skyline throughout the seasons.

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Listing No. 36232

closest to WILKES BARRE Pennsylvania (zip 18702)
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