Classic Maplewood Center Hall Colonial
This truly magnificent Center Hall Colonial with an inviting front portico consists of 6 bedrooms and 4 and ½ baths. It’s located just blocks from Downtown Maplewood and its train station to NYC – perfect for commuters! Once inside, you are greeted by an impressive entrance foyer with French doors on either side, as well as a beautiful turned staircase leading up to the second floor.
Formal Dining Room
The first set of French doors take you into the large formal dining room with abundant windows ushering in the sunlight from all directions. Another door leads directly to the large eat-in-kitchen.
Gourmet Eat-In-Kitchen w/Access to Back Porch
The fully-updated gourmet eat-in-kitchen offers a wet bar, large pantry, adjoining mudroom with access to the powder room and a door to the covered back porch.
Spacious Rooms Galore
Continuing in from the foyer, the spacious formal living room has a lovely wood-burning fireplace as its focal point. French doors here, and in the adjoining family room, provide effortless transitions to the outdoor living spaces – perfect for entertaining! The family room is distinguished by built-in furniture-quality cabinets and shelves, ideal for storage and displaying art or other items you love!
First Floor Guest Suite
The first floor is also home to one of 6 bedrooms in this spacious Colonial. The large guest suite (or alternative master) has a gas fireplace, plenty of windows and sunlight and its own private full bath.
The adjoining family room can also double as a private living room, thus making this a suite with its own exterior entrance from the back porch.
Luxurious Master Suite w/Sitting Room
The sprawling second level offers a total of five well-appointed bedrooms and three full baths.
The master suite includes a large bedroom with a corner fireplace, an adjoining sitting room with loads of closet storage and a sunny place to relax at the end of a hectic day. The master bath has been updated to include a stone floor, subway tile wainscoting, pedestal sink and a tile shower with a frameless glass enclosure.
5 Bedrooms & Laundry on the 2nd Floor
In addition to the master, there are four bedrooms on the second floor which enjoy pleasant treetop views, ample closet storage and are served by two additional full baths. There is also a large laundry room with a sink conveniently located on this floor.
Lower Level Rec Room & Lovely Back Porch
There are newer windows, central cooling, gleaming hardwood floors and French doors throughout the home. The lower level recreation room offers plenty of storage, a workshop and access to the attached 2-car garage w/ adjoining mudroom. A sprawling covered rear porch overlooks the private and beautifully landscaped backyard.
A Note on Property Taxes
This house is on the market and the current list price is $1,075,000. The property is currently assessed at $1,170,800. Utilizing the 2019 ratio (91.46%) of assessed to market value in Maplewood as established by the NJ Division of Taxation, the property has a perceived value of $1,280,122 for taxation purposes. Assuming that a tax appeal in progress with the Essex County Board of Taxation by the current owner is successful and the house is valued at the list price, this would translate into an assessment reduction of 16.02%, or $5,718.77, making the new tax bill approximately $29,978.92 (utilizing the 2019 local tax rate).