Public Open House:
Sunday, September 23, 2018 2:00 – 4:00pm
Set on nicely landscaped property, this charming Tudor enjoys a prime spot in Maplewood’s desirable College Hill section. Loaded with curb appeal, this fine home is beautifully finished across four levels.
Crossing the threshold, the entry vestibule features a stained glass window on the front door. From the vestibule, you step inside to an open living room and dining room area. A wood-burning fireplace distinguishes the living room, as French doors open to a charming sun room with two walls of windows. An open entry reveals the formal dining room, poised to host your next dinner party. For the busy home cook, the updated eat-in kitchen offers all the storage and work space you’ll need. Stainless steel appliances are just a step or two in any direction and an adjoining breakfast area is perfect for daily meals. Through the sun room, you enter a delightful screened porch with a door to the deck and deep backyard. As the perfect transition from indoor to outdoor living, you are encouraged to dine al fresco and entertain at every opportunity. Located on the second and third levels are four bedrooms, well served by hall baths on both levels. In addition to the first level powder room, there is a second powder room located on the finished lower level. On the lower level, a large recreation room welcomes indoor play, while storage, utilities and a laundry room are nearby. Some of the highlights of this special property include hardwood floors, decorative moldings and trim, ceiling fans, a versatile decor and abundant natural light.
Outside, the property welcomes active play and gardening, while the location is just a three minute walk to a jitney stop with service to Village shopping and NYC commuter trains.
This is a home that is truly ready to move into and enjoy. Go to 29ColgateRd.com for additional photos, information and a video tour.
College Hill Neighborhood Details
College Hill is one of Maplewood’s most identifiable neighborhoods because of its list of distinctive street names. Amherst, Bowdoin, Colgate, Harvard, Oberlin, Rutgers, Wellesley and Yale are among the blocks in the area.
This area was originally a dairy farm that had been worked by the Courter family for three generations. As people began to leave the crowded cities for suburban locations with easy access to roads and railroads, the Courter family sold their land to the Trimpi brothers, successful Newark businessmen, who formed the Trimpi tract. The neighborhood began with seven houses designed by W. Frank Bower in the Queen Anne and Four Square styles. Since then, other developers and architects bought land in the neighborhood and built homes in styles that are popular today. The area wasn’t known as “College Hill” until the 1990s when a group of neighbors formed the College Hill Association.
Spanning only 0.171 square miles, the area has a population of approximately 1,415 people, many of whom are young professionals with families.There is a great community feel to the area. All the neighbors know each other and many offer to help each other out. There are also a large number of non-traditional households in this neighborhood. And many of the residents in the area are involved in creative industries. The commute into NYC is quick at only 30 minutes via NJ Transit. The neighborhood is within walking distance to the Tuscan Elementary School and the Maplewood Village.
The homes that make up this area are predominantly colonials, tudors and cape cods with 3-4 bedrooms on smaller lots. Most of the homes were built before 1939.
Some of the benefits to living in the College Hill neighborhood are:
- It is within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants
- Memorial Park with 25 acres of rolling hills, footpaths, streams, bridges, ball fields and playgrounds is just a short distance away
- Maplecrest Park and DeHart Park are also within easy walking distance
- Kids can walk to the Tuscan Elementary School and the Maplewood Middle School
- The Midtown Direct train line is within walking distance, and jitney service is also conveniently located nearby
- There is easy access to neighboring towns
- The area is within close proximity to the Hilton branch of the public library
- Local festivals like MayFest, Harvestfest and the seasonal farmer’s market take place nearby
- The neighborhood is close to major highways, business centers and Newark International Airport
29 Colgate Road in Maplewood is a place you can proudly share with family and friends.
Contact Allison Ziefert at 917-751-0448 for more details.