36 Highland Avenue, Maplewood, SOLD for $589,000!

Blog / Vanessa's Listings / October 3, 2016

Welcome home to this beautiful 3/4 bedroom/2.1 bth Colonial with updated baths, new windows + Pella french doors, CAC, deck and gorgeous backyard.  Only 3 blocks to Clinton School.   Original chestnut doors and trim throughout the home. Living room features wonderful exposed beam cathedral ceilings and wood burning fireplace. French doors from the dining room open out to the two tiered deck with natural gas grill. Center island kitchen with dual Kohler artisan sinks and bay window. The sunroom has original arched windows and doors. Lovingly landscaped yard with in-ground sprinkler system. Renovated Laundry room.  Only a block and a half from the Jitney stop, this home is the commuters dream.

3/4 Bedrooms (bonus room on 3rd floor)

2.1 Bathrooms

Clinton Elementary/South Orange Middle/Columbia High Schools

2016 Taxes: $15,656


  • Beamed cathedral ceiling in the living room
  • Balcony on second floor overlooking living room
  • Original chestnut doors and trim throughout the home
  • Sunroom with original arched windows/doors
  • Pella French doors leading from dining room to outside deck
  • Two-tiered deck with natural gas grill
  • Completely remodeled hall bathroom in the style of home
  • Dual Kohler artisan sinks in kitchen
  • Central air-conditioning
  • Landscaped yard with in-ground sprinkler system


Dear Future Homeowner of 36 Highland Avenue,

We fell in love with this house from the moment that we stepped inside and have loved it ever since. We immediately fell in love with the beamed cathedral ceiling in the living room, the second floor balcony overlooking the living room, the original sunroom off the living room, the expansive deck viewed through the Pella French doors and the completely unique artisanal Kohler sinks in the kitchen. And that is just the ground floor. We moved to Maplewood for the schools and to have a reasonable commute to work. Our daughter, attended the schools here from kindergarten through 12th grade and is now a freshman at Boston University.  We love the fact that the school population was quite diverse and that the academic program was rigorous. Our daughter got a great education from the South Orange/Maplewood School District and made honor roll every quarter since middle school.  She was very active in the athletic program and arts curriculum, playing the violin from 5th grade through 12th grade.  We were delighted that her “prom group” and friends included students of all ethnicities, religious backgrounds, and sexual preferences. We hoped that we would find a community as diverse, dynamic and welcoming as Maplewood turned out to be.  Each of our commutes to work is about a half an hour, one to Staten Island and one to Jersey City.  When one of our jobs required us to work some days in Manhattan, it was great to know that the commute from our front door to Penn Station, NY was less than one hour with taking the community jitney to the Maplewood train station, New Jersey transit to Penn Station. Our neighbors were warm and welcoming from the day we moved in and remain so today.  We hope you are as happy in this house as we have been for the last 14 years.

The Current 36 Highland Ave Homeowners

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Vanessa Pollock

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