Public Open House:
Sunday, March 3, 2019 2:00 – 4:00pm
Picture perfect, this Mid-Century Modern expanded ranch, located at 66 Whiteoak Drive, is loaded with curb appeal. Framed by tall trees and manicured shrubbery, this exceptional home enjoys a prime spot in the highly desirable Newstead neighborhood. With ready access to Village shopping, South Mountain Reservation, top rated schools and NYC commuter trains, this desirable location keeps you in touch with all this thriving community has to offer.
Step inside, where the easy flowing floor plan is enhanced by oversized windows ushering in abundant natural light. The living room is distinguished by its fireplace, while the formal dining room includes a door to the deck and expansive backyard. For the busy home cook, the beautifully renovated chef’s kitchen features high-end appliances, plenty of cabinet storage and counter space, a separate breakfast area with built-in bench seating and nearby mud room with stairs to the lower level recreation room, laundry room and garage.
Nestled away from the main living area are three bedrooms. The master bedroom includes a wall of closets and a full master bath, while the two remaining bedrooms are well served by the hall bath. Two more bedrooms and another full bath are found on the second level, offering excellent space for guests or an au pair. There is access to unfinished storage.
Fabulous wall-coverings and lighting fixtures with designer touches throughout add a unique element to this home. Include a lovely setting and prime location and this is a place you can easily call home.
Because it is one of the “newest” neighborhoods in South Orange, with most of the homes built during the 1950’s, Newstead is one of the few neighborhoods in South Orange where mid-century buffs can find what they are looking for. The homes tend to be bigger and the lots tend to be larger than some of the older areas in town.
Many large ranch and contemporary homes were built in the neighborhood during that era, and they feature elements not found in earlier homes, such as large finished basements, air conditioning, pools, first floor laundry rooms, larger closets and floor to ceiling windows and fireplaces. Homeowners in this area like the large spaces offered uniquely by Newstead homes.
Newstead is at the westernmost edge of South Orange on the top of South Mountain so it is not within easy walking distance to South Orange Village. From the “entrance” to the neighborhood at Glenview Road and South Orange Ave., it’s about 1.4 miles downhill and a 25- minute walk to the station on Sloan Street. Yet its seclusion and location provide distinct advantages—quiet streets, a true sense of community and properties that back to the wooded South Mountain Reservation nature preserve or have stunning views of the City.
The neighborhood has a great mix of ages and ethnicities. Many families with young children have been moving into the neighborhood. You will often see your neighbors out biking or walking with their children and pets. There is very little traffic in the area and the topography is flat.
The Newstead neighborhood has a very active Neighborhood Association. Several social events are held each year with some aimed at families with kids and others for grown ups only. They sponsor a food drive, picnic and welcome new neighbors with information about the town and Association. And they also address other more serious neighborhood issues such as paving the streets.
Here are some of the perks of Newstead living:
- The streets are quiet, flat and prime for recreation.
- There is easy access to other towns north and west of South Orange such as Livingston, Millburn and West Orange.
- The South Mountain School is highly rated. The “Annex” is located in Newstead and the district has a shuttle for students who attend “the big school” down the hill on Wyoming Ave.
- Newstead has its own playground.
- There is Jitney service to the South Orange station with multiple stops throughout the neighborhood.
- Excellent proximity to the South Mountain reservation, which abuts some of the neighborhood’s homes, makes this area first-rate for recreation.
- Stunning city views are visible from some streets.
- The Newstead neighborhood is host to the annual Newstead 5K charity run to benefit the Achieve Foundation.
- There is an active neighborhood association.
66 Whiteoak Drive in South Orange is a place you can proudly share with family and friends.
Contact Allison Ziefert at 917-751-0448 for more details.