Historic South Orange home coming to market in June. This incredibly maintained home has many amazing architectural details, but let’s start with location, location location. The number one criteria for today’s home buyers is the ability to walk to a town. The “walkability” of a home is contributing to the rising prices in neighborhoods with thriving downtowns with train stations that provide easy commutes to New York City.
Typically, the homes closest to a downtown are smaller in size. But not this one at 276 Tillou Road in South Orange. This home provides an unusual combination of spaciousness, large property and is located .4 of a mile from the downtown.
Another key, location fact, is that it sits on one of the most beautiful streets in South Orange. Mature trees create a kind of tunnel and all of the surrounding homes are equally historic and well maintained.
The house also offers a unique location for families with children. They will have the ability to walk to grammar school (South Mountain), middle school (South Orange Middle) and even to the high school (Columbia).
The house was built in 1893 for Thomas Alva Edison’s daughter Marion Edison (nicknamed Dot). He lived a short distance away in Llewelyn Park in West Orange. It is a classic Dutch Colonial style with generous room sizes, high ceilings, 4 working fireplaces (2 wood burning and 2 gas) and wood floors throughout.
The sellers have lovingly maintained and restored this home to meet today’s lifestyle. They made structural changes to expand the kitchen, and to open it up to the family room and the entry foyer. Now it has an ideal floor plan for entertaining. They also added a side entry and mudroom for easy access to the kitchen. These changes were done by well known architect Tim Klesse who kept the integrity of the house and matched all details seamlessly.
If you like large rooms, coffered ceilings, leaded glass windows, wide moldings and a huge master suite that includes a gas fireplace, large sitting room with breath taking views, dressing room and master bath – then you will just adore this home.
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