Classic Center Hall Colonial in Maplewood
For private showings, please contact the listing agent, Caroline Gosselin, via email at [email protected] or on her cell at (973) 985-6117.
Welcome to 472 Elmwood Avenue, Maplewood
This bright, spacious 3 BD / 1.5 Bath Colonial is move-in ready! With loads of curb appeal, it is located on one of Maplewood’s classic tree-lined streets, exactly .7 of a mile from NYC trains and all that downtown Maplewood has to offer!
Spacious rooms flow from one inviting area to the next and the designer palettes and period detailing are enhanced by abundant natural light.
No detail has been overlooked in this home renovation! The home boasts new custom kitchen and baths, all new thermal windows, all new appliances, new paint inside and out, new paver driveway and back deck. The home also has forced hot air and central cooling.
Entertain, relax and enjoy this fine home made for all seasons and occasions!
The First Floor
As you walk up the brick walkway and come through the front portico, this lovely center-hall foyer welcomes you with open foyer with entry to the adjoining rooms, a beautiful staircase to the second floor, hardwood floors and convenient coat closet.
To one side you have the living room with a front bay window overlooking the front yard, built-in shelves, a wood-burning fireplace and French doors to the den. The den is perfect for watching a movie or relaxing with a book!
To the other, is the formal dining room, along with hardwood floor, crown molding, panel wainscoting and another front bay window overlooking the front yard.
The kitchen was renovated in 2018 with tile flooring, custom wood cabinets and soapstone counters, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, closet/ pantry, breakfast area and door to the back patio and back yard.
In the hall between the living room and the kitchen, you will find updated powder room with vanity and sink. Across the hall are the stairs to the finished lower level.
The Second Level
On the second floor landing you will find a lovely picture window with a built-in bench. The master bedroom has hardwood floors, two closets flanking a built-in window seat and a walk-in closet.
There are two additional bedrooms with hardwood floors and spacious closets on this floor.
In the main hallway is a spacious updated full bath with beautiful tile floor with radiant heat, vanity with two sinks and a tile shower / tub and a window overlooking the backyard.
There is additional attic storage space which can be accessed by stairs above this floor.
The Lower Level
As you go down the steps the finished lower level, you have a spacious recreation room with wall to wall carpet and recessed lights to one side and storage, utilities and laundry room to the other.
This home has amazing outdoor space! The professionally landscaped property includes mature trees, foundation shrubbery and established lawns.
Off the kitchen you step out onto the new deck (perfect for grilling!), a few more steps down and across the new paver driveway is the entrance to the enchanting backyard, with a wooden fence. There is ample space for gardening, play and the space is perfect for those fall or summer nights around the fire-pit.
Neighborhood & Schools
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 mins commute to NYC’s PENN Station!) This location also offers easy access to major highways business centers and Newark /Liberty International Airport.
- Natural gas forced air heating and central air conditioning
- Radiant heat in the renovated 2nd floor bath
- Quality built-ins, moldings and trims
- All new appliances in the kitchen and laundry room
- New water softener and water heater
- Brick walkway and front steps with wrought iron railings
- Brick patio overlooking the private backyard
- New paver driveway with plenty of additional parking
- Attached 2-car garage
- New sprinkler system
- Basement water proofing includes French drains and two sump pumps
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