Property of the Week: 43 Glenwood Road | Montclair, NJ 07043
Welcome to this week’s Property of the Week…
This stunning, expanded Dutch Colonial, with sweeping rooflines and distinctive eyebrow windows, is recognized as one of Montclair’s signature homes. It is uniquely positioned perpendicular to the street to take advantage of the lush, wide property and it showcases a beautifully landscaped, level, ¾ acre lot with lawn and perennial gardens on all four sides. You’ll enjoy surprising privacy and serenity from this heavenly spot, just blocks from bustling Upper Montclair Village’s shops, restaurants and NYC train.
An interior with timeless, original details includes recessed beamed ceilings, doorway arches, a gracious staircase and gleaming hardwood floors. Fantastic flow and space for today’s lifestyle with oversized, light-filled rooms boasting all-day sunshine. Abundant charm and grace begin with inviting entrances to main foyer from both sides of the house: a formal entry off the drive and a delightful Dutch Door entry through the screened-in porch.
The inspirational 2018 state-of-the-art cook’s kitchen has a large picture window overlooking perennial gardens and lawn. Adjacent office space leads to family room with windows on three sides, including double doors to screened-in porch and views of the grounds. Outside from the porch, you can circle back toward the kitchen and back entrance, sit by the fire pit on the patio, grill your veggies in your outdoor kitchen and contemplate the placement of your future swimming pool.
Back inside, you’ll never want to leave the formal dining room with wood-burning fireplace or the living room, ample in size but cozy in feel, with its gas fireplace, built-ins, and walls of windows. The stunning staircase, with a cozy seat on the landing and exquisite leaded-glass windows, beckons you up to six bedrooms and three full, updated baths. On the second floor there’s an enviable primary suite with gas fireplace and walk-in closet. Down the hall, another full bath plus three additional bedrooms – one currently used as a home office/zoom room and another with an adjoining three-season sitting room. The third floor has two large additional bedrooms, an updated full bath and tons of storage.
The lower level, with separate outside entrance, is fully finished and features a billiards room, gym and custom 1,000-bottle wine cellar. You’ll also find a second laundry area, more storage, a half-bath with an extra-large sink for all-kinds-of-convenience and the utility room with house mechanics including the roof heater and the full-house generator. All these modern conveniences merged flawlessly within the beautiful structure and detail of 1911 craftsmanship. This stunning home is ready for you to move right in.