Picture perfect Colonial in desirable Essex Fells! Set on .28 acre with beautifully landscaped grounds, the home was built in approximately 1930. A major renovation in 2000 expanded the home to include a front porch, an open Kitchen/Family Room and a large Master Suite above an attached 2-car garage. Located in a wonderful neighborhood, the home is near town recreation fields, Grover Cleveland Park, houses of worship and award-winning local elementary school.
MAIN LEVEL: Crossing the threshold, you step into an ENTRANCE VESTIBULE and the formal LIVING ROOM beyond. The Living Room features a wood burning fireplace with classic wood mantel and brick surround and hearth. An open entry to the formal DINING ROOM provides a seamless flow and both rooms enjoy hardwood floors and crown molding. Additionally, the Dining Room features a paneled wainscot with chair rail and sliders that open to the brick patio. Located off the Dining Room, the open KITCHEN AND FAMILY ROOM is the centerpiece of the home. The Kitchen boasts custom cherry cabinetry with pull-out drawers and shelving, stainless appliances, recessed lighting, Corian counters and ceramic tile floor. The Frigidaire 4-burner gas range/oven is within easy reach of the GE Profile refrigerator/freezer with water/ice dispenser, built-in Frigidaire microwave, Maytag dishwasher and stainless sink with garbage disposal. The Family Room features a raised wood burning fireplace with brick mantel and hearth, hardwood floor, recessed lighting, built-in cabinetry and opens to the rear yard. Beyond the Kitchen, a short hallway leads to a POWDER ROOM and a MUD ROOM area that opens to the TWO-CAR ATTACHED GARAGE.
SECOND LEVEL: On the second level, a landing and divergent stairs create two wings. One wing contains THREE BEDROOMS with hardwood floors (one beneath wall-to-wall carpet) and a stylish HALL BATH with porcelain tile floor, pedestal sink and tub shower. The other wing features the expansive MASTER BEDROOM and luxurious MASTER BATH. A Cathedral ceiling and oversized window seat with storage beneath enhances the sense of space while wall-to-wall carpet and a ceiling fan add to its comfort. Two walk-in closets and built-in cabinetry provide ample storage. The Master Bath is bathed in natural light and enjoys a Kohler jetted tub, Corian-topped vanity, bench stall shower, beadboard wainscoting and honeycomb tile floor.
THIRD LEVEL: On the third level is a large bonus room currently being used as an OFFICE. This space could easily be renovated to serve as an additional Bedroom with full Bath.
LOWER LEVEL: Additional casual living and work spaces are found on the partially finished lower level. A RECREATION ROOM with paneled walls and built-in shelving/storage and a FULL BATH are located here. A UTILITY ROOM with GE Profile Washer/Dryer completes this level.
OUTSIDE GROUNDS: An open-air front porch provides a cool spot to enjoy a warm summer evening and sounds of the neighborhood. There is plenty of grassy space for outdoor play in the large, level rear yard. A brick patio provides space for al fresco dining and a large outdoor hot tub can be enjoyed year-round. The professionally landscaped grounds feature mature trees and specimen plantings.