This lovely colonial is the perfect combo of a warm, welcoming interior & an incredibly spacious, beautifully landscaped exterior. A home to soothe your soul & a yard that quickens your pulse! This quiet, tree-lined street makes you feel miles away from the hustle & bustle, yet you’re a mere 0.8 miles to the train & town center–the best of both worlds! Enjoy the open flow w/just enough separation to allow for multiple activities. A renovated full bath on the 1st floor helps clean up outdoor fun & makes entertaining short- & long-term guests easy. There’s plenty of space in the 3 roomy bedrooms & bath, plus a walk-up attic that’s great for storage & can easily be finished. The deep yard is the piece de resistance, extending beyond the sweet trellis. Don’t miss this lovingly maintained & updated home!
Features / Improvements
- Remodeled kitchen 2010
- Added full bath on first floor 2010
- Gas range, microwave, stove vent, dishwasher, washer and dryer have all been replaced since we purchased the house. (Washer and dryer 2017 Samsung, from Best Buy, Gas range from Paul’s Appliances 11/2015)
- Basement remodeled 2013
- Roof redone 2013
- Backup generator for sump pump 2013
- French drains, basement dehumidifier, new floors 2018 (Quality 1st Basement Systems)
- New boiler, chimney relined 2019 (PSEG)
- Electrical upgrade 2010 (Barry Cohen, Barnett Electric)
- Dry well in far backyard 2014 (Carmines Landscaping)
- Sewer line from basement to street was cleaned and descaled. Perma Line sewer line installed to township main. Installed properly pitched PVC line in basement. 2016 (Pipeworks)
Hi, welcome to our former— and hopefully your future — home.
We moved here in 2005 and right away we felt like we’d found our place. After years of carefully arranged play dates, our kids discovered the joys of big backyards, a neighborhood full of other kids, and the freedom to step outside and play with whichever friends were around. It’s a relaxed, welcoming vibe that hits its peak during Plymouth Avenue’s annual block party. That’s where you can really get to know all the other families (and former Brooklynites) up and down the street.
So, what will we miss? The roses and hydrangeas in bloom against the deep green of the yard, framed by the windows in the dining room. From that vantage point you get a prime, private view of every season from snowfall to firefly-lit summer evenings. We’ll miss sitting under the magnolia tree while kids play in the “way back.” The yard has been home to three dogs, one of whom “chased” any airplanes that happened to fly overhead. He was so effective that, to this day, no passenger jets have ever landed on the lawn!
We’ll miss the walks to Maplecrest Park to the left, and Memorial Park, the train station, and Maplewood village to the right. And if you need to get to the train to or to get home quickly, the town runs a shuttle that picks you up and drops you off about half a block away.
The town–we know we’re going to miss it because now it’s tough to find a new place that measures up. Maplewood is active, artistic, and alive, with pizza to die for (Arturo’s!), and a bakery to match (Able Baker…the scones…). What else? Thai, an Irish pub, Mexican, Indian, Ethiopian, Middle Eastern, and more between here and nearby South Orange.
There’s too much to cover, so we’ll try to wrap it up. We’ll miss:
- Hiking in the South Mountain Reservation whenever the mood strikes. It’s gorgeous and vast and if you want a really good workout, you can even walk there. It is a treasure.
- The libraries, playgrounds, our fantastic community pool, and the farmer’s market, again, all within walking distance.
- Our annual music festivals, Maplewoodstock, and the amazing Porchfest, where local musicians perform from local porches while the rest of us roam from house to house to listen.
- Taking blankets and bug spray down to the park where the town gathers to watch fireworks on the 4th of July.
We’ll miss it all, but we’ve gained a lifetime of good memories. We hope you will too.