Surprisingly magical! This meticulously maintained Maplewood home offers a perfect blend of modern updates & classic charm, open concept & cozy nooks, and beautiful indoor & outdoor spaces.
The kitchen is a chef’s dream, featuring modern appliances, copper range hood and sink, ample storage, coffee prep bar, and breakfast bar peninsula. The easy flow from the kitchen to the dining area and living room creates a welcoming space for entertaining. French doors lead out to the deck, patio and gorgeously landscaped yard – truly a private sanctuary. The garage has been thoughtfully converted into a custom gym, offering a convenient space for your fitness routine or other pursuits.
On the second floor, the three spacious bedrooms boast double exposure, allowing for plenty of sunlight throughout the day. The full bath is a Parisian inspired oasis, complete with a deep soaking tub, offering a luxurious retreat. The walk-up third floor has terrific storage and so much potential!
Convenient location near Springfield Avenue shops and downtown Maplewood with direct train line to NYC. Enjoy the convenience of a short commute while still enjoying the peacefulness of suburban living.
112 Reynolds Pl Home Improvements
- Floors refinished
- New countertops, tile & appliances in the kitchen
- New light fixtures throughout
- Freshly painted throughout
- Siding renovations
- New boiler
- Asphalt driveway
- Gutter work
- Basement asbestos removed
- New Andersen windows throughout
- New chimney liner
- Sump Pump and French drains in basement
Dear Future Homeowners:
A lot of love filled this house for the last 42 years. My parents purchased the house in 1981 and raised three children. Dad wanted to move to South Orange to take advantage of the excellent school system and the proximity to NYC and Mom loved the house at first sight. South Orange is in close proximity to everything, yet quieter and less hectic than neighboring cities. There’s a movie theater and a performing arts center, a music studio, community center with a pool and tennis courts, several religious institutions, and a newly opened clay studio. There are some pretty good restaurants as well, including Sonny’s Bagels. It is an institution, best bagels this side of NYC.
South Orange is a diverse, forward-thinking, accepting community and Tuxedo Park has always been a special enclave in South Orange. The houses in our neighborhood are beautiful and stately, the trees are magnificent and old, the neighbors have always been friendly. Our older neighbors are wonderful and the newer ones that have moved into the neighborhood recently have brought a vibrancy of life with so many new young families. We have an annual block party in the summer where you’ll meet all of your neighbors. There is also a neighborhood association that gets together periodically for social events. Walking or jogging around the neighborhood you’ll always run into someone who’ll stop for a quick chat.
Our house was a safe haven through all of the turmoil in the world over the last 40 years, a place for barbecues and graduations, for piano lessons and birthday parties, for Christmases and Easters with family and friends. I will particularly miss Mom and my annual New Years Eve celebrations together. 112 Reynolds was Mom’s home base. She loved and cared for the house like her fourth child, and it shows. She was adamant about keeping up with the newest energy and safety requirements and she had a contractor on standby if she ever needed work done. She also had a very green thumb and took great care of her rhododendrons, azaleas, hydrangeas, and Hostas, and grew massive beefsteak tomatoes every year donating a few to the local squirrels.
There are five different ways to get into NYC from our house, not including driving a car. Public transportation by bus from South Orange or using the Jitney to get to the Midtown Direct Line that runs through the South Orange train station will get you to midtown Manhattan or Hoboken in 30 minutes. A quick PATH train ride from Hoboken will get you to the World Trade Center/Financial District in lower Manhattan. Or you could walk down to Dover Street and grab the 31 bus which will take you to Newark Penn Station and you can get the Northeast Corridor/North Jersey Coast train line or the PATH train to midtown. Dad switched from NYC to working in Madison NJ shortly after we moved. It is a direct drive to Morris County from South Orange Avenue if needed.
I started at South Orange Middle school and then Columbia High school. It was an excellent education and I LOVED Columbia High. I am still very close to my middle school and high school friends, one of whom introduced me to Tandem Realty. My older sister and I are professors, and my younger sister is a librarian, so we definitely took advantage of our educational opportunities.
As life changes so too do our circumstances and it is now our time to hand off our home to someone who will make it their own. I really hope you’ll enjoy 112 Reynolds and South Orange as much as we did. It will be difficult for us to leave it, but it will always be home. I hope you’ll come to feel the same way about it.