You’d be hard pressed to find a more enchanting wooded retreat in such close proximity to so many conveniences. This unique carriage house oozes charm and warmth while being superbly functional! Far more spacious and with more amenities than you would expect — this 2 BR has a master bath, a sunny den/office, and a ground floor powder room and family room, with central air and a huge attached garage! The open, bright dining room/living room with its rustic wood beams and large fireplace is so inviting! You can easily imagine hours lounging or entertaining in this space. The backyard is magical, private, and vast. This home is so far set back in its bucolic setting you’d never know that you were on Wyoming Ave! But, this county road has its unsung benefits – easy access to transportation, neighboring towns; early and frequent snow plowing and leaf cleanup. Homes like this don’t come along often!
WHAT DO THE OWNERS HAVE TO SAY?
Dear Prospective Buyers,
We hope you love this house as much as we have. When we first saw it, we were immediately drawn to the seclusion and the natural surroundings. Once we entered, we felt transported, as if we were headed upstate for a weekend getaway. We had seen many other houses in the area, but this one stood out. We knew right away that we wanted to call it home.
While it is conveniently situated on Wyoming Avenue and within walking distance from town, we hear none of the nearby traffic. It provides both privacy and convenience. We have found it easy to leave behind any workday stress and allow ourselves to be embraced by the warmth of our surroundings.
While this home presents itself as a peaceful sanctuary, it is also the perfect place to host a dinner party or gathering. While the main living area provides plenty of room to host small and large groups, it still holds an intimate feel. We have held many parties here with guests flowing into the sunroom and then out onto the back patio.
Each season brings with it a different kind of beauty. In the spring we are able to watch the shade gardens bloom. (We have left a pair of binoculars for you on the kitchen window if you should want to watch the baby fox that play in the neighborhood.) In the summer, we spend time outside barbecuing and hosting dinners. During the fall you will be welcomed by the vibrant color of the changing leaves as you pull in the driveway. But our favorite season of all is winter. There is no better place to be curled up, watching the snow fall than in the living room sitting in front of the fire.
If you are new to the South Orange/Maplewood community then, Welcome! We moved here as strangers to the area and leave having gained a huge and diverse family. We feel blessed to have spent 16 years in this community and to have raised our daughter here.
The restaurants are great, there is always an engaging activity to attend and the people are simply amazing!
We entrust our home of 16 years to you. If you enjoy your privacy, and value a strong sense of community, this home will serve you well. If you have a flare for the unique, this home will suit you perfectly. If you love a bit of nature with a charming downtown just down the hill, then welcome. May this home embrace and protect you, as it did our family.
The Current Homeowners
- Installed 7 New Marvin Windows
- Resurfaced retaining wall
- Installed steps on right of house with railings
- Painted exterior
- Installed diversion drain in upper terrace
- Installed picket fencing on northside of house
- Installed new lighting in garage and laundry room
- Removed underground tank / Installed Roth tank on side of house
- Replaced hot water heater
- Updated lower and main bathrooms
- Replaced master bath shower and toilet
- Removed wall to wall carpet / refinished wood floors
- Installed new gutters and leads
- Replaced entire central air system
- Replaced wall oven
- Replaced garage door opener
- Waterproofed garage walls