Welcome home to 72 Courter Avenue, perfectly situated on one of Maplewood’s most beautiful streets! Ideally located 1/2 block to Maplecrest Park and less than a mile to downtown Maplewood & Midtown Direct train to NYC, this classic side-hall colonial ticks all the boxes with elegance and style.
Inviting curb appeal and classic glass-enclosed vestibule welcome you inside.The first floor boasts refinished hardwood floors, gas fireplace, newer windows and generously sized rooms! The updated kitchen with new quartz countertops and classic subway tile (plus butler pantry!) make weeknight meal prep a breeze. The convenient powder room, expansive and bright sunroom plus the cosy ‘Maplewood room’ make this home extra special. Outdoor access from both the kitchen and sunroom create fantastic indoor/outdoor flow to the large deck and spacious yard.
Upstairs you’ll find 3 large bedrooms, each with double exposure for maximum natural light. The updated hall bath features a double vanity and handsome stone flooring. Perhaps best of all, is the conveniently located 2nd floor laundry room. The real pièce de résistance is the enviable loft-like 3rd floor bedroom which is perfect for many uses whether it’s a teen lounge, a future primary ensuite or play space.
Large and clean basement with french drains, sump pump and half bath – perfect for storage and more living space, completes this inviting and move-in-ready home! 72 Courter is sure to impress!
72 Courter Home Improvements
• All 3rd floor windows restored
• Hardwood floors throughout home refinished
• Interior painted throughout
• New countertops, sink, backsplash, and hardware in kitchen
• All new light fixtures on 1st and 2nd floors
• New recessed lights installed in basement
• New toilet installed in basement
• New hose connection/repair in front of house
• New gutters installed
• Exterior trim painted
• Deck refinished
• Boiler cleaned and serviced 2022
• New Refrigerator 2022
• New dishwasher
• Maplewood room painted, new recessed lights installed & wood trim restored
• 2nd Floor Bathroom Refinished
• Washer/dryer moved to second floor
• Front steps repaired
• Sump pump replaced
• New windows installed on the 1st and 2nd floor in 2006
We have lived at 72 Courter for the past 17 years and loved everything about being in this community and in this house. First, Courter Avenue is a special street. There is a very strong community of neighbors on the block that is very welcoming. There’s even a block party every year which is a full family affair. In addition, there are so many families with children all different ages, we not only found friends and friends for our children but babysitters on the block as well! It’s conveniently located within walking distance to many different shops, Maplewood town, schools and Maplecrest Park at the end of the block. Also, there’s a Jitney stop around the corner for getting to Maplewood train station and easy access to highways and Newark Airport.
Living in this warm and cozy house has been the best. There are so many wonderful features of this house that make it truly special. The new windows on the first and second floor help keep the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. They also help keep it quiet. The kitchen is a great size with a new dishwasher and refrigerator that has an auto fill water pitcher and a variable temperature drawer. The big back yard and deck has made it possible to entertain plenty of people outside or just enjoy a quiet and relaxing night in the sunroom. The additional space in the Maplewood room and on the third floor made it possible for all of us to spread out and do our own things. There’s also plenty of room in the basement for storage, a workroom and a hangout space as well.
This house is really well built. The French drain has kept the basement dry even during ahurricane with a broken sump pump! Of course the sump pump has since been replaced and the gutters are new. The boiler was cleaned and serviced last year and is in great condition. There’s also an ethernet cable network in the basement for easy hook up. Living in this house for so many years has been one of the best parts about being in Maplewood and I’m sure you will feel the same.