There are just some homes that the minute you step foot inside, you just know that it was full of love and laughter. This is definitely one of those homes. Warmth radiates from every room of this classic Maplewood home. Carefully maintained for decades, with charming details preserved, 65 Burnet awaits its next chapter. Not a cookie cutter exterior, you’ll feel proud to invite guests over. Front to back, the outdoor space delights all comers. Inside, the flow and utility of the first floor will ignite your imagination. You’ll want to spend all day in the family room/den–so cozy and spacious all at once. The second floor absolutely glows with natural light! Everyone will want to claim the sweet third floor office, and opportunities abound for expansion of the finished space. The unfinished basement offers fabulous storage and more potential for all types of uses. The location can not be beat. Minutes to downtown (Able Baker, Arturo’s, and so much more!!!), train, Memorial Park, the library, schools, etc. A sweet home in move-in condition with plenty of room for making it your own.
Dear Future Homeowner:
This house at 65 Burnet Street has been our home for more than 60 years, hosting three generations of our family. Weekday meals and evening board games around the kitchen table. Extended family dinners in the dining room. Watching the 10 o’clock news, Jeopardy, and American Idol in the living room. Piano practice in the front hall. Games of Twister in the den. Hours-long ping pong tournaments in the basement. And, for a bit of respite, the bedrooms on the second and third floors.
Then there is the lush backyard, which has hosted decades of basketball games, croquet and badminton matches, and holiday and birthday picnics. And the deck is perfect for sitting back with a cool drink or a cup of coffee to do some bird watching or see the changing seasons through the plentiful flora and fauna.
We know from happy experience that the location is perfect for a family. Down the street from the middle school, the library, and Memorial Park, with its duck pond, playgrounds, ball fields, and tennis and basketball courts. An easy walk to a town center vibrant with bakeries, restaurants, boutiques, a bookstore, and a grocery store. And just a short distance to the town’s Olympic–length pool with diving platforms, along with its kiddie and intermediate pools. Also within walking distance? The train station, providing quick and convenient service to New York City. (And Newark International Airport is a short car ride away.)
The schools in town are excellent, beginning with Tuscan Elementary (We can all still sing the school song: “Steady and True, she’ll be for you, Dear old Tuscan…”) Plus there are various recreational programs and facilities nearby, whether it’s a stroll atop South Mountain reservation or a loop around the reservoir at Turtle Back Zoo. Tennis, basketball, biking, rollerblading — you have your pick.
Surrounded by a golf course, our neighborhood is an oasis amid the larger urban environment. Lifelong friendships abound among the Burnet Street neighbors. Sharing tomatoes in summer, shoveling snow for the elders, catching up over yard work–it’s a place welcoming of everyone.
This house at 65 Burnet Street–this home–has given us lifetimes of warm and happy memories. And we hope that it will continue to be a gathering place for laughter, joy, music, fellowship, and family fun.
The Current Homeowners