Please pardon the clichés but this home really does “check all the boxes,” is “move-in ready,” has “great curb appeal,” and “is close to everything.”
It’s inviting, charming, and has room for everyone! New insulation, new Anderson windows, and a newly cleaned and sealed wood-burning fireplace keeps this home cozy & warm! Sweet, eat-in kitchen with a pantry and powder room creates a perfect space for starting and ending the day. The screened-in porch and large deck, along with the flow of the entire first floor make the home perfect for entertaining. The finished basement is an outstanding rumpus room! 5 BRs, 2 full baths gives you plenty of space for all kinds of configurations. The 3rd floor suite allows for long-term guests to stay with comfort & privacy. Plus, natural light and gorgeous hardwood floors. Sexy on-demand tankless hot water heater 🙂
WHAT DO THE OWNERS HAVE TO SAY?
Dear Future Homeowners,
Our family moved here 5 years ago from Brooklyn and we’ve never looked back. We love the community, the schools, the proximity to the train and to New York City. We love the rhythms of life here in our little town: Dickens Village at Christmastime in downtown Maplewood, the springtime rubber ducky race at Memorial park, Maplewoodstock on Flag Hill in July, Trick or Treating around the neighborhood on Halloween. It’s truly a wonderful place to live.
This house has treated us very well and has been a lovely place to grow our family. In turn, we have been good stewards, taking care of our home and leaving it better than we found it. Among other things, we have insulated the attic, basement, and all the exterior walls, installed an energy efficient tankless water heater, rebuilt the fireplace interior, and installed new top of the line windows. The house is far more cozy and much more energy efficient than when we moved in 5 years ago, which has been reflected in our energy costs.
There are so many things we love and will miss about this house: relaxing on the screened-in porch in the summertime, grilling on the back deck while the kids play with their friends in the backyard, sitting by the fireplace reading stories on a cold winter evening … But by far the thing we have loved most about living here is the people. Some of the best neighbors in the world reside right here in this little section of College Hill. We have potlucks and block parties, we walk each other’s kids to school, we help each other out when needed. When our daughter was born, we had meals on our doorstep for 5 weeks, from neighbors who were so happy to lend us a hand and to welcome our little girl in to the world. That’s the kind of community you will find here.
Enjoy looking around the house, and best of luck on your searching!
The Current Homeowners
- Floors refinished, first and second floors
- Exterior painted
- Insulation on basement foundations, all exterior walls, and attic roof
- Energy efficient on-demand water heater
- French drain and sump pump in basement
- Finished basement play space and utility rooms
- New energy efficient windows on first and second floor.
- Chimney and fireplace serviced and repaired. New firebrick on fireplace floor, new chimney caps, repointed fireplace interior, new chimney liner and T-connections at base of chimney
All interior rooms except attic have been painted in last 5 years.
- MLS #: 3531698
- Price: $650,000
- Bedrooms: 5
- Total Baths: 2 1/2
- Address: 77 Tuscan Rd
- City: Maplewood Twp.
- County: Essex
- Zip: 07040