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303 Montclair Avenue, for sale in Newark’s historic Forest Hill section, is a massive single-family home renovated down to the stud. Five bedrooms and three baths on a large lot at the corner of Beaumont Place, this big beautiful house circa 1915 almost belies the bold and contemporary interiors.
The open airy floor plan benefits from 600 additional square feet added during the structural renovation for a total of 2,800 square feet across three floors. Red oak hardwood floors run throughout and large windows let in loads of light.
On the first floor, spread out in the ample open living and dining areas with the potential for any configuration.
The open kitchen is striking with classic white cabinetry and a grey stacked subway tile backsplash. A swirling black-and-white stone dazzles as a countertop and kitchen island with waterfall edges which also provides additional entertaining and seating space. Sophisticated stainless steel appliances include wall ovens and a gas cooktop with hood.
Just off the dining area is a sweet sunroom that could easily convert to a home office and the first floor is complete with a convenient half bath, large closet, and sliding door access to the backyard.
Ascend the oak staircase to the second floor for the master suite with a spa-inspired bath, including floor-to-ceiling marble and a glass-enclosed shower with intricate mosaic tilework, as well as a dual vanity. The master bedroom also offers two large closets, one of which is a walk-in.
The second floor features two more bedrooms with a shared bath — perfectly appointed with a bathtub/shower and dual vanity. A laundry room is also conveniently situated on the second floor with a brand new Samsung washer and gas dryer. The fully finished attic provides an additional bedroom with another full bath, a large living area, and an additional small room ideal for a fifth bedroom or office.
Outdoor space is almost never ending on this corner lot: the front yard is embellished with a tall pine tree and a Japanese Maple tree while the backyard is wide open for interpretation. And the large driveway was widened and resurfaced for the potential of parking at least six cars outside or in the detached garage.
The home renovations were more than superficial finishes and amount to new construction underneath with two-zone central heat and air, all new plumbing, and all new electrical plus an unfinished basement is perfect for storage and offers the homeowner a blank canvas for future projects.
The Forest Hill neighborhood in Newark charms with turn-of-the-last-century architecture, tree-lined streets, and easy access to transportation. 303 Montclair Avenue is situated on the northernmost tip of the neighborhood, near Belleville and only a few blocks from Branch Brook Park which is notable both as the first county park in the country (complete with tennis courts and a golf course) and for having the most cherry blossom trees of any park in the United States. And the Newark Light Rail is nearby and just 14 minutes to Newark Penn Station for transfers to the PATH or New Jersey Transit.
303 Montclair Avenue is an amazing amalgam of old and new, perfectly positioned to be a homeowner’s cozy entertaining hub for years to come. For more information or to schedule a showing, call 201-984-7973.
Come check out the house during the Cherry Blossom Festival, April 6-14, at Branch Brook Park. The welcome center is just about 700 yards from the house!
Listing: 303 Montclair Avenue, Newark
Agent/Brokerage: Christoph A. Schluender/Christoph Schluender Realty