82 Blanchard Road
Built in 1926 as the carriage house for the mansion next door, this unique home with three bedrooms and two full baths has undergone extensive expansion and transformation to become a lofty modern retreat. Architect-designed renovations opened up the home to the fabulous views and created spaces that respond to the four seasons. During the summer, two sets of French doors open the entire living room to the 2,000 square foot patio. A water garden with natural bio-filtration system provides cooling on a lower terrace (with outdoor shower) overlooking gardens and fruit trees.
During the winter, the modern and sun-drenched upper kitchen and dining room take advantage of sweeping New York City views. The greenhouse provides passive solar heating to the rest of the house and additional living space year round.
Situated on over a half acre of land, close to both South Orange and West Orange jitney stops, and set back far from adjacent houses, this home offers something rare in the area modern design, sunny lawns and privacy on a quiet dead-end street.
South Orange is a thriving and diverse community of fine homes, excellent schools and a vibrant business district with many local boutiques, specialty shops and gourmet restaurants. Home to the South Orange Performing Arts Center, Seton Hall University and Meadowland Park, South Orange is only a brief commute from New York City via Midtown Direct train service, 20 minutes from Newark International Airport and close to many major highways.
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