19 Wellesley Rd, Maplewood, SOLD for $529,000!

Blog / Vanessa's Listings / September 6, 2016

Charming Tudor with renovated gourmet kitchen + breakfast area overlooking backyard. Restoration Hardware designer bathroom and paint colors. Huge 3rd floor with sleeping area + office. “Olde World” Basement for fun & games! This deceivingly large 4 bedroom home is great for entertaining. The large dining room with ribboned hardwood floor and wainscoting that seats 10! The European style game room & bar in the basement. The fenced in back yard with large patio and fire pit. All add up to a home where friends a family will love to gather. The kitchen has been remodeled with new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and granite counter-tops. The wood burning fireplace is great for those cold winter nights. The newer roof and electrical system provides peace of mind. All this and you are just steps away from city parks and the Library!

4 Bedrooms

1.2 Bathrooms

Tuscan Elementary / Maplewood Middle / Columbia High School

Taxes: $16,020

TOP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Completely remodeled eat-in kitchen with new cabinets, subway tile, pendant lights, granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, and garbage disposal
  • Large living room with rebuilt wood-burning fireplace for spending cozy evenings with family after an exhilarating day of sledding at nearby Flood’s Hill
  • Enormous dining room with crown molding, wainscoting, and ribboned hardwood floors seats 10+ people and is an entertainer’s dream
  • Built-in bar in basement with original architecture and adjoining game room epitomizes the term “man cave”
  • Gorgeous arched leaded-glass windows flood the sunroom with light and create a private escape
  • Shaded, fenced-in back yard with large patio, playset, and fire pit for endless summer BBQs and roasting marshmallows under the twinkling lights
  • Finished attic with bathroom perfect for a large master bedroom, au-pair suite, or home office with attached playroom
  • Central air conditioning to stay cool in the summer after swims at the Maplewood pool
  • Completely new electrical system with separate generator hookup
  • Steps away from the library and two neighborhood parks with playgrounds, music at the gazebo, tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, a skate park, camp and scout programs, running paths, and more

LETTER TO FUTURE OWNER

Dear Prospective Buyer,

There was a time I dreamed of nothing more than living in NYC. It turned out to be everything I imagined … but as it often does, life changes. I got married. We talked about children. We needed more space. And try as we did, neither of us could envision staying in our fifth-floor walkup, carrying groceries in one arm and a baby in the other.

Money magazine had just called Maplewood one of the 10 best places to live in America. But still, the prospect of life in the suburbs seemed so daunting. We’d need more furniture. And a lawnmower! And painting supplies. We stood back in Home Depot and wondered what all those tools did.

But from the moment we saw the bar in the basement of 19 Wellesley Road – where we’ve held Oktoberfest celebrations every year since – we knew we were standing in what was meant to be our home.

Since then, we’ve welcomed a son, then a daughter (plus a puppy and kitten). They each lost their first tooth in this house and their training wheels right outside. They’ve found fairy houses and forts in the South Mountain Reservation, as we’ve discovered treasures hidden inside our walls and welcomed new friends into our lives.

They are our neighbors, fellow commuters, school parents and teachers, coaches, work-out buddies, and town volunteers. There is Pete at the Parkwood Diner, who keeps a secret stash of lollipops for the kids, and Maplewood Stationers in the village, who offer treats to each dog who stops by. Plus countless local business that sell wine, cupcakes, and every type of ethnic food imaginable – all within a short walk from our front door.

Every year, there is a magical moment that sums up our life in Maplewood. It’s just at dusk on Halloween, as what seems like hundreds of children are criss-crossing the streets with laughter. And what’s left of the sun casts a dream-like haze as far as anyone can see. With dads dressed up as gorillas greeting kids at the door, and moms carefully holding the littlest of hands, I take a deep breath and think of how lucky we are.

Now as life changes again and our family heads West for our next adventure, we couldn’t be happier that you’ve found yourself here. We hope you’ll make as many memories as we have, sprinkled with wonder, leaving your mark in history in this incredible home!

Best Wishes,

The Current Owners of

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Distance to Train

FLOORPLAN:

Floorplan 19 Wellesley Rd

 

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