10 Cottage Court, Maplewood – UNDER CONTRACT!
This sweet Cape has fabulous curb appeal and is situated on a cozy circular enclave with its own private pathway to town. Inside, you’ll be amazed by the home’s great layout and the extra rooms that provide more space than you’d expect. The open flow of the 1st floor make the space inviting, cozy, and functional. The kitchen was thoughtfully renovated for maximum utility and access to the outdoor area. The attached garage makes it easy to bring groceries in, rain or shine. You might want to spend all day in the bright enclosed 4-season porch/bonus room, which can be used for an office, play area, exercise space, or just a nook for reading and drinking your morning coffee or evening cocktail! The 1st floor primary with adjacent full bath is ideal for so many. The 2nd floor bedrooms are both spacious and allow for privacy to all. The finished basement + another full bath + office provide welcome additional space. New (scratch resistant) hardwood floors on the 1st floor, refinished wood floors on the 2nd floor, central air, updated patio, in-ground sprinkler system, new water heater, fresh paint, and loads of storage are among the other features of this awesome abode. Just minutes from town and train, with easy access to Millburn, 78, and other nearby destinations, 10 Cottage Ct has so much to offer to so many. Don’t miss it!
- 2002: Updated Kitchen (cabinets, counters, etc.)
- 2006: Finished Basement, including bathroom
- 2008: Winterized Sun Porch
- 2012: Replaced Roof
- 2014: Added Patio/drainage and Landscaping
- 2019: Refinished 1st and 2nd floor bathrooms
- 2019: Added Vinyl Plank Basement floor
- 2021: Painted Exterior
- 2023: Replaced Water Heater
Dear Future Homeowners,
I have lived at 10 Cottage Court for over 20 years. We moved in when I was pregnant with my oldest child. The house was ready to move in, just the right size, on a quiet street, and less than 10 minutes walk to the village and the train station. The commute to the city is really convenient–I can be out the door and to the office in Herald Square in about an hour.
I grew up in South Orange. My father went to Seton Hall. I left for school, but came back to raise my own children here. I can’t say enough great things about the SoMa (or MapSo depending on your loyalties) community. I love the blooming magnolias, azaleas, and dogwoods in the spring time, long walks with the dog in the South Mountain Reservation, the vibrant arts community, volunteer activities and 1000 other things. Maplewood Village is a quick walk away for dinner, meeting friends for a drink or coffee, or a quick trip to the book or grocery store. It is a running joke that there is no “I’ll be back in 15 minutes with coffee and bagels” errand in the Village as you will always see people you know and stop to chat and turn it into an hour. I made great friends in the newcomers club playgroup when the kids were babies and at Morrow Preschool, and nearly all still live in town and, in many cases, we still meet up to walk the dogs together, go to yoga at Baker St, or sit out on the patio by the fire on a cool spring or summer evening.
We have loved this neighborhood. Everyone on “the courts” is friendly and we all know each other. The kids play ball in the street and learn to ride their bikes and scooters at the bottom of the U. Everyone is always outside on a nice day catching up. When my daughter, who is now a senior in high school, was in 3rd grade, a new family moved in across the street with a daughter her age. They have been best friends ever since, walking to Jefferson, then MMS, and now CHS together every morning. We have had a block party every single year since well before we were residents. My children were walking to the Village for haircuts and karate lessons by the time they were 10 or 11, and were on the train to NYC with friends when they were teens.
10 Cottage is a very livable house. We hang out in the living room with the fireplace and watch TV in the family room. I am super proud of the kitchen design. I love to cook and it is a very functional layout for some serious gourmet meal prep. The grill has a natural gas line (no running out of propane) and is right outside the back door–we grill all year long. I finished the basement when the kids were little and we have used it for a playroom (walls painted the color of nacho cheese, floor littered with Legos and Thomas train sets), rec room (foosball, darts, xbox), and more recently, home office and school for 3. I put in a full bath when I finished it so that it could also be used as a guest room when friends come to stay. The basement office was there to allow me to work from home a few days a week since the kids were little. The sun porch is fabulous, stays cool in the summer as we are surrounded by shade, with views of the golf course. The outdoor space is also really functional with the patio being great for hanging out and the landscaping providing lots of flowering trees and shrubs.
We have loved it here. We wish the best to whoever makes it home next!
The Current Homeowner