Sold $1,675,000 SOLD - Single Family Home
Superb, light-filled Early Modern 5+BD/3BA on a corner lot in coveted Glen Highlands. Enjoy a flexible floor plan, dramatic soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, warm cherrywood floors and cabinetry, formal dining room, updated chef’s kitchen, private loft owner’s suite, level-out to a spacious terraced backyard, whole-house solar power, and a huge 2-car garage! This home also offers the potential for a 2BD apartment on the lower level and is moments from Montclair Village and Lake Temescal.
The home’s open floor plan and numerous large windows create a wide-open feeling of tranquility on the main level. The front door opens onto an entryway with a coat closet, and opens into a living room with a corner fireplace and a wall of windows overlooking the street below.
A unique built-in aquarium divides the living room from the bright and open formal dining room. Intimate enough for romantic dinners while large enough for a dinner with extended family or friends, the dining room features generous windows and built-in cherrywood cabinets and bench on one wall.
The adjoining updated chef’s kitchen features stone countertops, subway tile backsplash, and a stone-topped island with breakfast bar for casual meals. The discerning chef will appreciate the gas 4-burner Wolfe cooktop with griddle, built-in Thermador convection oven, and Bosch dishwasher. Lit by transom windows above the generous cabinets, a large window over the sink, and a skylight, the kitchen is open to the family/media room, and both level out to the stone patio and huge backyard. Divided from the entryway by a half wall of shelves, the family/media room is warmed by a skylight and beautiful cherrywood built-in media center. Floor to ceiling windows along the kitchen and family/media room provide light and a tranquil indoor-outdoor flow.
Down the hall, two sunny bedrooms feature large windows and closets. The two share an updated bath with a tile shower over tub and stone vanity with dual sinks. A large window fills the room with light.
Above the main level is a private loft-style owner’s suite with a treehouse sensibility. Light pours into this luxurious retreat through corner windows and skylight, and a lovely modern wood ceiling fan hangs ready to stir the summer breeze. The spacious adjoining bath is a retreat in itself with an oversized Jacuzzi tub with tile surround, ideal for soaking away the stresses of the day. Here too, multiple windows and skylight create an atmosphere of tranquility. A glass-enclosed, tiled walk-in shower features two showerheads. A stone-topped vanity offers the convenience of dual sinks, and a large walk-in closet provides ample storage.
The lower level has a private entrance and the potential for conversion into a separate apartment. The flexible circular floor plan includes a spacious family/entertainment room with speaker system and built-in desk and shelves–ideal for doing homework or relaxing in front of the TV. The two generous bedrooms are currently configured as offices with built-in wood desks and shelves and large closets. They share a full bath with slate floor, walk-in shower, and wood-topped vanity with storage. Also on this level is a large laundry room with new Electrolux W/D, a utility sink, and ample drawers and cabinets. Stairs lead down to the huge 2-car garage.
The expansive enclosed backyard is a dream come true for the home entertainer. A brick patio runs the length of the home and stone steps lead up to a terraced garden with a stone retaining wall, mature landscaping, raised planting beds, and a large level area to set out tables and chairs for guests. The stone steps continue to the next level to a small brick patio, and charming pergola.
Whole-house Sunrun solar system (lease and maintenance agreement paid through 2030 with option to renew)
Electric skylights with shades and remote control
Central vacuum system
Nest thermostat and smoke/CO2 detectors
Rain dial irrigation, front and back
2 separate automatic door openers
Dumbwaiter for transporting groceries or laundry
Security alarm system