French Provincial Center Hall Colonial Restored to Perfection
Welcome to 52-54 Oakland Road in Maplewood, NJ!
Masterfully designed, renovated and expanded with attention to every detail, this French Provincial Center Hall Colonial combines the perfect balance of old world charm modern luxury.
Situated a quick walk from town and train, 52-54 Oakland Road provides six bedrooms and five full baths across four levels of fabulous living in a home of over 4,000 square feet.
As you walk on the stone pathway to the front door, you feel the allure the moment you step onto the large, welcoming Mahogany front porch with new composite columns. The newly laid front stone walk presents beautifully as do the sodded level lawns and professional landscaping wrapping around the home.
Entering the home, you will love feeling of spaciousness provided by the high ceilings and large rooms throughout. The first floor provides a grand entrance foyer with three coat closets, a built - in bench and a striking turned central staircase rising all the way to the third floor.
To your right is the grand formal living room with 9.5 feet ceilings, inlaid wood floors, and a beautiful gas fireplace as the focal point.
To your left is the formal dining room, overlooking the front lawns and easily accessible to the kitchen.
This home has beautifully restored and duplicated casings, coffered ceilings and all new oversized windows which provide depth and light in the home. The home has excellent flow with access to the kitchen from all first floor living and dining areas. A wide hallway at the rear of the home ties together the kitchen, living room and patio access. An elegant powder room for guests is also located in this hallway.
The gourmet kitchen is a family’s dream offering over thirty feet of space for life and entertaining. It offers everything the busy home cook desires! This kitchen provides you with a huge island with seating for five, a 48” Viking 7 Series Range, oversized Fisher and Paykel refrigerator and freezer columns, drawer microwave, beverage center and a warming drawer. There is a feature window over the 36" farmhouse sink, a convenient mudroom by the rear door and large dining area with room for a full sized table along a windowed wall.
The first floor also includes a guest bedroom suite (or home office) off the living room with a full bath and closet.
The beautiful turned staircase takes you upstairs with two beautiful landings. One with a window bench overlooking the backyard through giant windows and a convenient storage closet and the main landing has a striking glass panel wall.
On the second floor you will find your three-room Primary suite.
The En-suite bath provides an oversized shower, two vanities, heated floor and a flared Victoria Albert limestone soaking tub set against three windows overlooking your backyard. A separate WC is provided in the bath.
The huge walk-in closet provides all the custom hanging and storage space you could want.
Entering the third floor you are greeted by a large open living space/ rec room, two more bedrooms with treetop views, a full bath, also with Bluetooth, and a storage room – perfect for seasonal items.
The fully finished walk-out basement boasts a large recreation room with tall ceilings, built-in wet-bar area with sink and cabinets, quartz counter, microwave and a beverage center. This level also has a full bathroom with a utility shower and plenty of storage closets.
The rear of the house features a beautiful patio leading to a large level sodded yard.
This home has been fully renovated while preserving its period charm. No detail has been overlooked. There is a new high efficiency two zone heating and air-conditioning system, all new lead-free plumbing, new mechanicals and all new electrical system wiring andwith dimmable recessed LED lighting. The house is pre-wired with CAT 6 cable in key locations should you choose to supplement your WiFi system with hardwire ports.
This home was rebuilt with energy efficiency in mind. All the windows have been replaced with new Anderson wood framed windows. The old cedar shake was removed, the sheathing gaps filled and the exterior was wrapped in Blueskin VP100 weather resistant, breathable fabric for extra protection and as much as 23-50% energy savings (per the manufacturer). The exterior was then finished with a beautiful KWP engineered wood siding (with a 25/50-year warranty) and Azek trim for a low maintenance exterior. The house was fully insulated including foamed plates, foamed third floor walls and a foamed roof. The new roof was installed with new plywood and dimensional shingles.
The newly paved driveway leads to a convenient turn around area and the two-car garage with a new cement floor, new roof and windows and a new electric subpanel.
The towns along the Midtown direct train line are eternally popular for those looking for good schools, more living space and a yard while maintaining an easy commute to New York City.
Whether you walk, bike, drive or take the train to accommodate your lifestyle, this central location is ideal. You are minutes away from top schools, beautiful parks (including the South Mountain 2000+ acre nature preserve) and Maplewood’s quaint downtown village with, shops, restaurants, and train station to NYC (offering a 30 minute commute to NYC’s PENN Station!). Only 7 minutes to trackside!
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Mark Yecies co-founded SunQuest Funding in July 2002 and brings a strong and rich history of financial services experience to the table. Mark graduated Washington & Jefferson College with double degrees in Math and Sociology. As an expert in residential real estate and mortgage lending since the mid 80’s, Yecies is frequently contacted by, and quoted in, the New York Times and other print and television news outlets. As part of his commitment to being a resource for his community, he serves as Vice President for the Executives Association of New Jersey and recently sat on the YMCA board of directors.
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