Blog :: 02-2020

NEW TO MARKET: 85 Undercliff Road, Montclair

OPEN HOUSE

SATURDAY 2/29 & SUNDAY 3/1

1:00 - 4:00 PM

Offered at $1,079,000

If you're not a fan of Tudor style homes this one will change your mind the minute you walk through the front door.

Dark, no. Tiny nooks and crannies, not here.

85 Undercliff is the complete opposite. With generously scaled rooms and light flooding in through the countless windows, this home was made for both living and entertaining. The award winning kitchen was thoughtfully designed for cooking, prepping and socializing. Ultra grade appliances, smart storage details and a custom over sized marble topped table for eight will delight everyone. Curved archways and French doors flow from the formal dining room, family room, living room and porches on the rest of the first floor.



Four bedrooms, including two master suites and three bathrooms make up the second floor along with impeccably maintained built ins for plenty of storage. The third floor allows more space for spreading out with two additional bedrooms, additional full bath and a large cedar closet.

Got cars? Plenty of parking in the long freshly coated blacktop driveway and attached four car tandem garage.

Open to see Saturday 2/29 & Sunday 3/1 from 1-4 or call me for a private showing 973.809.5277.

NEW TO MARKET: 9 Windermere Road, Upper Montclair

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday 2/22 & Sunday 2/23

1 - 4 PM

Offered at: $689,000

Living in a smartly designed home makes a lot of sense and 9 Windermere Road will make any buyer feel like a genius.

Right-sized throughout with ample, open living spaces and an efficient floor plan, you'll feel right at home the minute you open the door.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The entire house is bright even on the cloudiest of days thanks to the
over sized picture window in the entryway, south facing living room windows and skylight in the kitchen.
The wall of built ins in the living room makes for clever storage and 
all three renovated bathrooms are sleek and simple. (Two upstairs and
one down).

The ground level is a haven unto itself with a separate
entrance plus an additional bedroom and living area to give guests or an au
pair the privacy they need.

Open on Saturday 2/22 & Sunday 2/23. Come take a look or give me a call
for a private showing 973.809.5277. You’ll feel smarter by just taking a look!

Home-buying and How To Think About Bedrooms

I have had clients who look at a listing I send them and say, “We’re only two people, why would we want four bedrooms?” There was a time I'd have made the same comment.

It wasn’t until I downsized myself that I started thinking about bedrooms differently.

In my first house, I had a spacious bedroom with plenty of room for dressers, an upholstered chair, and an exercise bike. I never sat in the chair; it was a place I tossed my clothes. If I’m being honest, the exercise bike was a clothes rack as well. When my kids got older and started moving out, I downsized and bought a house with smaller (and fewer) bedrooms, matching the number of bedrooms to the number of people who would be sleeping there.

But some days, I wish I had an extra bedroom – or two.  I would set one up as a little yoga room and another as a dedicated room for my son, who ends up coming home to visit more than I expected.

Trends in housing over the last 10 years have shown that the most popular homes were those with lots of communal or shared spaces -- open layouts. But housing trends change, and then change again.

Now that more and more people work from home, a laptop at the kitchen island isn’t always adequate. I find that more people seem interested in having rooms they can use as private spaces. They need a dedicated office where they can close the door and Skype with clients.

If you’re planning to buy, don’t just think about bedrooms for sleeping.  Think about a home’s space configurations and what it is you might want in your home.

Do you need a home office?

Two home offices?

A guest room? 

A Peloton room?

A dressing room?

Many of these “luxury” amenities can be accomplished easily once you see all the possibilities a bedroom can offer.