Revel in the quiet and privacy of this 4BD/2.5BA Early Modern perched on a hillside in a tranquil wooded setting on the coveted Piedmont side of Montclair. Beautifully remodeled with a Sea Ranch sensibility, 6725 Sims Drive boasts 2015 square feet of living space, featuring an open living/dining room, gleaming hardwood maple floors, plank and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, eat-in chef’s kitchen, sunny family room, and luxurious owner’s suite. Other appealing features include four bedrooms on one level, huge attic storage, and attached 2-car garage. Moments from Montclair amenities, shops, cafes, parks, and the weekly farmer’s market.
The design of this spacious home creates a striking sense of openness and flow. The generous entryway opens onto a sunken living room lined with oversized windows that fill the room with light. A windowed nook looking out over the peaceful neighborhood would be ideal for an easy chair or a window seat for quiet contemplation. Gleaming maple floors and a plank ceiling with exposed beams add visual interest, while a brick fireplace flanked by built-in shelves graces one wall.
The living room flows into the formal dining room, separated only by a half wall. The dining room is large enough for dinners with extended family and friends, and the open layout lends itself to entertaining, with guests able to mingle and meander through the entire living area. On the other side, the dining room is separated from the kitchen by a breakfast bar for more casual meals. The stylishly updated eat-in chef’s kitchen features stone countertops with subway tile backsplash, polished wood cabinets, and wood-faced Thermador dishwasher. The home chef will appreciate the Thermador 6-burner gas range and space-saving built-in microwave, and an inset window above the sink is the perfect place to grow herbs.
At the east end of the home, a large, sunny family room is surrounded by windows and filled with light. Adjacent to the kitchen, the family room features a walk-in shelved pantry and additional closets for storing games, toys, extra throw pillows, and cozy afghans. Sliding glass doors open to a deck overlooking the treetops - take your evening coffee outside, put your feet up, and watch the stars come out. Also on this level is a conveniently placed powder room with pedestal sink.
The open aesthetic continues on the second floor with large windows and strategically placed skylights. The light-filled owner’s suite boasts a vaulted plank wood ceiling, transom window, and a reading nook with windows on two sides overlooking the wooded hills.
Sunlight streams through two skylights in the opulent adjoining bath. The tile walk-in shower features built-in seating, dual showerheads, and sparkling glass doors. A stone-topped vanity with dual vessel sinks provides abundant storage. A pocket door opens onto a walk-in closet with cedar floor and vaulted ceiling. A high stained glass window glows in the sunlight. The three remaining bedrooms enjoy dramatic vaulted ceilings of burnished wood and oversized windows looking out on the hills. One of the bedrooms features sliding glass doors out to a private deck.
The bedrooms share a full bath with tile floor, a windowed shower over tub, and a new (stone-topped?) vanity.
The open central hallway features two linen closets and a laundry area with W/D and cabinets for storage. Sliding glass doors open onto a spacious deck behind the home.
Additional Highlights: Security system Huge attic storage with access from hall and 1 bedroom Attached 2-car garage Cement retaining wall