8 S. Mountain Avenue
Set atop a gentle knoll in a highly desirable residential neighborhood, this exceptional, 13-room, center hall colonial with updated gourmet kitchen, six bedrooms, 4.2 modern baths and three-zone central air-conditioning combines the time-honored craftsmanship of an earlier era with all the amenities of contemporary suburban living.
A covered front portico, warm entry vestibule and deep center foyer with paneled wainscoting welcome visitors to this lovely home. A stunning decorative fireplace, with original hand-carved mantle supported by a fluted pair of elegant Doric columns, serves as the focal point of the formal living room. Spacious enough for every occasion, the formal dining room boasts two bayed walls with large windows. A natural gathering spot, the sweeping family room features a gas operated fireplace. A large office suite includes the first of two first level powder rooms and has a private entrance from the front patio.
Impeccably remodeled and certain to please even the demanding home chef, the gourmet eat-in kitchen features a stone tile floor and furniture quality raised panel cabinets with deep granite counter tops and ceramic tile backsplash. Floor-to-ceiling pantry cabinets with pull-out shelving provide abundant additional space for storage. Stainless steel appliances include a General Electric Profile five-burner gas range with integrated exhaust hood, General Electric Profile convection wall oven, built-in General Electric Sensor microwave, Asko dishwasher and integrated Sub-Zero refrigerator with cafe doors. An updated second powder room, exceptionally large laundry room with tile floor and three skylights, mud room and covered rear porch complete the first level.
Situated on the second level, and composed of a large bedroom, private dressing room and luxurious bath, the master suite serves as a tranquil personal escape.
Sufficiently spacious to include a sitting area, the front-to-back master bedroom features a gleaming hardwood floor and crown moulding. A bayed wall with three large windows joins with two additional windows to ensure soothing cross breezes. The beautiful master bath is equipped with a tile floor, subway tile half-wall, glass-enclosed shower with multiple shower heads, two-person spa tub with British telephone style faucet, built-in vanity with marble top and heated towel rack. Flawlessly appointed to include a built-in dressing table and extensive drawer, shelf and hanging storage, the dressing room possesses all the feel and convenience of a personal boutique.
Two additional bedrooms (one with full en suite bath), an updated hall bath and center foyer complete the second level.
The third level accommodates three more bedrooms, a library with built-in bookshelves, full hall bath and central sitting room with palladium doorway opening to a front balcony with fabulous seasonal views extending as far as the famed Manhattan skyline.
Victoria Carter Town Guides: Montclair
Located 15 miles west of New York City, Montclair is popular with professionals seeking to live close to the city. It has a diverse community and has attracted numerous, well-known artists. With a population of 40,000 residents, Montclair has a plethora of home styles that include Colonials and Victorians, some offering views of the New York skyline. Condominiums and apartments are available too for residents looking for something other than a single-family home.
Montclair has 11 public and many private school choices. It is also home to Montclair State University. There are several shopping centers and a wide variety of excellent, trendy dining options.
Arts and recreational activities include a variety of unique art galleries, the Montclair Art Museum, cinemas, theaters. parks, ice skating rinks, swimming pools and tennis courts. Read More
What residents like best
- Top-rated schools
- Proximity to New York City
- Artsy vibe plus a trendy restaurant scene
- Numerous styles of architecture
- Variety of cultural and recreational options
Bradford School Charles H Bullock School
Edgemont Elementary School
Hillside Elementary School
Nishuane Elementary School
Northeast Elementary School
Watchung Elementary School
Glenfield Middle School
Mount Hebron Middle School
Renaissance Middle School
Montclair High School
Montclair State University
- Train: NYC commute 49-57 minutes into New York Penn Station
- Roads: Route 46, Route 3, Route 23, Garden State Parkway, Interstate 78
- Airport: Newark International Airport 17.5 miles