31 Franklin Place, Montclair
Offered at $599,000
Welcome to 31 Franklin Place, Montclair! This gracious, light-filled 5-bedroom/3-bath center hall colonial with distinct architectural details and Craftsman flourishes is walking distance to the NYC bus and train as well as to shops and restaurants in Montclair, Glen Ridge and Bloomfield.
Located on a leafy tree-lined street, this lovely stucco home boasts spacious light-filled rooms, a detached 2-car garage, a formal dining room, a large living room, a private sleeping porch off the master suite, and a private third floor that can be used as an office, nanny accommodation, or a guest suite.
A winding bluestone path leads you up the lawn to a partially enclosed front porch with built-in bench seating for relaxing. French doors open to a foyer/entryway.
Inside on the first floor you’ll find a front hall, which opens to a formal dining room with leaded glass windows, oak and walnut ribbon inlaid hardwood floors, wood paneling, and a beamed ceiling. The cook’s gourmet eat-in kitchen with access to a large backyard boasts double ovens, stainless steel appliances, a ceiling fan and a walk-in pantry. There’s also a generous living room with decorative hardwood floors, a brick fronted gas fireplace, and French doors that open onto a tranquil sunroom with a ceiling fan and track lighting.
An inviting staircase to the second floor has a cedar closet on the landing. On the second level you’ll find three spacious bedrooms, including the master, which opens to a sun-room/office/sleeping porch with a ceiling fan. A Jack-and-Jill bathroom is shared by two of the three bedrooms. There’s also a linen closet and a recently updated full guest bath in the hallway.
The third floor — a complete private suite in and of itself — can be used as an office, nanny accommodation, or a guest suite and boasts two bedrooms with closets and tons of extra storage space in the eaves, as well as a third full bath. There’s also a large, unfinished basement with a laundry room, a half bath, utility areas, and Bilco doors to the sizable backyard and beautiful garden.
Nestled in Montclair near Glen Ridge and Bloomfield, 31 Franklin Place is walking distance to the Glen Ridge train station and the DeCamp bus to New York. It’s also near parks, schools, houses of worship, as well as shops and restaurants along Bloomfield Avenue.
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