150 Oakview Avenue
Set atop a gentle knoll in a highly desirable residential neighborhood, this Tudor influenced, 10-room, side hall colonial with four bedrooms, 2.1 updated baths, refinished hardwood floors, central air-conditioning and a neutral palette throughout presents an exceptional opportunity to the discerning buyer.
A warm entry vestibule and deep side foyer welcome visitors to this lovely home. A broad archway opens to the sweeping formal living room where built-in bookshelves frame a handsome gas-operated fieldstone fireplace and large windows overlook the front lawn. A second archway leads to the spacious formal dining room expanding both areas and creating a natural flow ideal for entertaining. An idyllic first level retreat, the sunroom features a beautiful natural stone floor. Floor-to-ceiling windows span two entire walls, and a double French door opens to the dining room creating front-to-back sight lines extending through the living room.
Certain to please even the most serious home chef, the gourmet eat-in kitchen has been designed to make mealtime a pleasure. Spacious raised panel cabinets give way to deep counter tops with a tall matching backsplash. A center island affords additional space for storage and preparation.
Stainless steel appliances include a Fisher & Paykel five-burner gas cook top with Allure exhaust hood, KitchenAid dual conventional/convection double wall oven, KitchenAid dishwasher and Kitchen Aid refrigerator with freezer drawer.
Open to the kitchen, the sunny breakfast room features additional storage and a wall of windows overlooking the very private back yard.
An updated powder room and inner hallway with stairs leading to the side entrance and lower level complete the first level.
Situated on the second level, and composed of a spacious bedroom and full private bath, the master suite serves as a comfortable personal escape.
The master bedroom features a ceiling fan and two closets – one, a cedar lined walk-in with built-in storage by California closets. Windows on two walls ensure comfortable cross breezes.
Fully remodeled, the master bath is equipped with a tile floor, glass enclosed shower with multiple shower heads, custom vanity with Carrara marble counter top and vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and recessed lighting.
Two additional bedrooms (one with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves along three walls), a remodeled hall bath and center foyer complete the second level.
Located on the third level and exceptionally spacious, bedroom four includes neutral wall-to-wall carpeting, built-in drawers, a walk-in closet and access to storage beneath the eaves.
The lower level accommodates the recreation room, laundry room, storage/utility room and center foyer with room enough to serve as a play or study area.
Victoria Carter Town Guides: Maplewood
With a population of 24,000, Maplewood’s tree-lined streets are home to a range of architectural styles including Colonials, Tudors and stately Victorians with wrap-around porches. Quaint, yet affordable, the town is popular with the artist community and families who love its diversity. Maplewood offers a hip, cultured, community that thrives on the involved lifestyle of its residents, The highly regarded school system gives families a suburban option with easy access to New York City.
Downtown Maplewood is affectionately known by residents as “the village.” Here you will find a variety of bistros, restaurants, delis, cafes and the local movie theater.
Beautiful Memorial Park was designed by the Olmsted Brothers and offers Maplewood residents trails, quaint footbridges and even a rock garden. There is also the South Mountain Reservation, which encompasses 2,112 acres of natural landscape and envelopes the South Mountain Recreation Complex. There’s even a 25-foot waterfall, Hemlock Falls. Read More
What residents like best
- Diversity of community
- Commutability to Manhattan
- Affordability and variety of housing
- Top rated schools
- The Village
- Memorial Park
Clinton Elementary School
Seth Boyden Demonstration School
Jefferson Elementary School
Tuscan Elementary School
Maplewood Middle School
Columbia High School
- Train: 31-40 minutes, Maplewood station to New York City Penn Station
- Major roads: Route 124, Interstate 78
- Airport: Newark International Airport 9 ½ miles