8 Overhill Road
Located on a quiet tree-lined street in a highly sought-after residential neighborhood, this classic, 12-room, center hall colonial with updated gourmet kitchen, six large bedrooms, 3.1 baths, refinished hardwood floors and newly installed central air-conditioning promises the very best in contemporary suburban living.
A covered front portico and deep center foyer welcome guests to this lovely home. Broad archways open to the front-to-back living room and spacious formal dining room creating a natural flow ideal for entertaining. A stunning wood-burning fireplace, with classically inspired mantel supported by four gracefully fluted pilasters, serves as the focal point of the expansive living room. Situated off the living room, the family room features a second fireplace and entire wall of built-in bookshelves. Also situated off the living room, the screened porch is a natural gathering spot for adults and children alike. Access to the secluded rear patio makes indoor/outdoor entertaining a convenient pleasure.
Designed for convenience, and certain to please even the most serious home chef, the modern, gourmet, eat-in kitchen features a hardwood floor and spacious Shaker cabinets with rich granite counter tops, a subway tile backsplash and undermounted sink. Premium stainless steel appliances include a Thermador Professional six-burner gas range with matching Thermador exhaust hood, Bosch dishwasher and Viking Professional refrigerator/freezer with cafe doors.
The adjacent breakfast room/butler’s pantry offers two additional walls of built-in cabinetry with granite counter tops, and also includes a sunny breakfast nook with beaded wainscoting. A powder room and attached two-car garage with separate storage room complete the first level.
Situated on the second level, the master suite is composed of a sweeping bedroom with two walk-in closets (one with extensive custom storage) and full private bath. Large windows on two walls ensure comfortable cross breezes. Impeccably remodeled, the master bath is equipped with a tile floor, subway tile half-wall, pedestal sink and glass-enclosed shower with both wall mounted and hand-held shower heads. Three additional bedrooms (one with a built-in desk), a full hall bath and center foyer complete the second level.
Ideally suited for use as guest or au pair accommodations, the third level features two additional large bedrooms, one with updated en suite full bath. The lower level offers an expansive storage room with laundry area. A Bilco door provides convenient access to the back yard.
About South Orange
Victoria Carter Town Guides: South Orange
South Orange is steeped in history - its oldest building, the Stone House, dates back to 1680 and many of its tree-lined streets still have gaslighting. With a population of 16,000 people, residents enjoy a cosmopolitan village center, eclectic restaurants and one of a kind stores. Fashionable South Orange has a trendy, urban vibe and is only 35 minutes away from New York City.
With an excellent school system, South Orange has three elementary schools, a middle school, and the highly-rated Columbia High School, which draws from Maplewood as well. South Orange is an ideal community for families and a commuter hub to New York City. It is also home to Seton Hall University and the well-known South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC).
Residents enjoy an active lifestyle with access to the South Mountain Reservation and 62 acres of parkland and open spaces. There are pools, playgrounds, tennis courts and even a popular duck pond. On rainy days, the South Orange public library offers on-going programs the entire family can enjoy. Read More
What residents like best
- History of township
- Trendy downtown and restaurant scene
- Top rated schools
- Access to the South Mountain reservation
- South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
- Midtown Direct to New York City
Marshall Elementary School
South Mountain Elementary School
South Mountain Elementary Annex
South Orange Middle School
Columbia High School
Seton Hall University
- Train: NYC Commute 31 – 37 minutes, South Orange station to New York City Penn Station
- Major Roads: Interstate 78
- Airport: Newark International Airport 11 miles