If you’d seen this home when it was last on the market, you wouldn’t recognize it today. This house didn’t just receive a facelift, it was completely transformed. From a new vestibule and foyer, to an addition that significantly expanded and improved the kitchen, to a new master suite with its own balcony, there has been little that has not been updated. On the first floor — new wood floors, windows, doors — everything done with great care and high quality. The cozy living room invites you to curl up in front of the gas fireplace, after working or playing in the sun-drenched Maplewood room. The sitting room will beckon you all through the day to kick up your feet with a cup of coffee or cocktail. The kitchen is a cook and entertainer’s dream. Plenty of counter and cabinet space, excellent appliances, and a large island that will be focal point of your every day and special occasions. Plus, radiant heat floors for those cold winter days! The finished basement with bar is a welcome extra space for hanging out. The outside of this house really seals the deal – from the picture perfect curb appeal of the front to the uncommonly deep yard, this is the perfect home for those who love the outdoors. The fully fenced back makes it easy for every member of the household to enjoy the space freely and safely. Less than a mile from Maplewood downtown/train, with easy access to Maplecrest and Memorial Parks. Tree-lined Plymouth Ave is a local favorite and this home is one of its finest!
- Updated light fixtures
- Painted interior as needed
- Replaced dishwasher
- Fully fenced most of backyard
- Converted fireplace to gas
- Repainted exterior and first floor interior
- Removed decommissioned underground oil tank
Completely renovated upstairs hall bathroom
- Renovated/finished basement. Installed new tile floor. Completely waterproofed the basement, adding French drains all around the house and added an additional sump pump
- 2 story addition:
- Added vestibule and created foyer
- Created larger kitchen with radiant heat floors
- Added primary bedroom with en suite bathroom with radiant heat floors
- Replaced most first floor windows
- Added side porch
- Added back landing and patio
- Installed 2 zone central air
- Installed new 40 year roof
- Upgraded electrical service
Repaved driveway, added Belgian block border
Repaired garage — replaced sill plate and added new garage door
Dear Future Homeowners,
When we moved to 53 Plymouth 22 years ago, we never thought we would live here for so long, but we just couldn’t leave this street and neighborhood. As our children grew up here, they had friends up and down the street to play with, and could walk to school and town easily. We have so many friends on our block and have enjoyed many block parties, backyard events, and smaller gatherings. When we were commuting into the city, we could catch the jitney or walk less than a mile to the train.
So rather than move, we made MANY improvements to this house to make it a comfortable, inviting home. We renovated almost the entire first floor, adding a vestibule, creating a foyer and mudroom, adding a powder room, and expanding the kitchen to make it a central place for our family and friends. Our primary bedroom suite is a sweet retreat at the end of a long day. We also made a lot of less exciting but important improvements — fixed the garage, replaced the roof and driveway, updated the electrical service, added waterproofing to the basement, etc.
We’ve watched many sporting events and movies in our living room and love how easy it is to warm up by our gas fireplace. Now that we work from home more often, the Maplewood room serves as a perfect zoom room, with great light and a beautiful backdrop. The sitting parlor and side porch are perfect for a little break during the day.
And our backyard is just one of the best. It’s extra deep so you will never run out of room! We’ve hosted many birthday parties and other events and there’s plenty of room for inflatables, water activities, and more! We added a heavy duty fence when we got our dog so no worrying about pets or little ones.
We love the schools, restaurants, houses of worship, parks, and overall community in Maplewood and South Orange. There’s no place quite like these towns and we think 53 Plymouth is a perfect home in which to enjoy them.
The Current Homeowners