You’ll be hard pressed to find another house in West Orange with as much curb appeal as 22 Colony Drive East and this home will continue to win you over as you step inside. Fully renovated in 2017 & lovingly maintained since, this home has all that you need. 5 BR, 3 1/2 baths, including a primary en suite, open kitchen w/breakfast bar, separate family room, finished basement, attached garage, central air, fully fenced yard… what more could you want?? Ideal location–quiet street, close to several ways to commute into & visit NYC–while experiencing the best of West Orange, South Orange, & other neighboring towns.
- Installed New Furnace – October 2019
- Replaced Viking Oven Ignitors and Burner Tubes – March 2021
- Painted Front Porch – November 2020Painted Exterior Side and Trim – May 2021
- Replaced Siding Shingles – May 2021
- Updated Landscaping – 2017-2021
- Painted Interior – 2017 and 2021
- Installed New Pergo Flooring in Family Room – May 2019
- Replaced Garage Door Wheels and Tracks – March 2021
Dear Future Owner,
When we moved here four years ago, we never realized how much we would fall in love with this home and how well it would meet our needs and wants.
First, the exterior charm and appeal of the house—with its beautifully landscaped beds, unique architecture, front porch swing, fenced in backyard with shed and patio—is what initially drew our attention. We have young boys, so living on a safe, quiet street where we could play in the yard or venture out for a walk or bike was very important to us. In this regard, the cul-de-sac nestled a few hundred yards down our street has been a perfect space for our kids to roam safely. In addition, we have grown to love this small neighborhood where diversity and kindness abound. Kids and adults alike stroll the friendly street for peaceful walks, exercise, and neighborly chats along the way.
Stepping inside, the home’s layout and modernized historic charm has met and exceeded the needs of our growing family. The first floor has an open layout which includes a sunlit and nearly sound-proof family room, perfect for reading or watching a movie when the kids fall asleep. On the second floor, there are four spacious bedrooms, including a hall bath and primary en suite bath. On the third floor, there is a more secluded fifth bedroom and full bath, which is an excellent home-office and guest bedroom (From there, you can also sneak a peak of the NYC skyline on a clear night!). Also on the third floor is walk-in attic space equipped with a large cedar closet, perfect for storing seasonal clothing. Lastly, the bottom level of the home is a finished basement and cozy laundry room.
Another great aspect of the home is its proximity to everything. For nightlife and shopping, West Orange is nestled between Millburn, Maplewood, Livingston, South Orange, Verona, and Montclair. It is also a short drive from Short Hills Mall. For commuters, a free Jitney shuttle bus to NJ Transit stations and coach buses to Port Authority are just steps away and Newark Penn and Newark Airport are also a short drive or Uber. The home is also walking distance to several playgrounds and a very short drive to Turtle Back Zoo, Cody arena (ice skating), and beautiful South Mountain Reservation (hiking).
Our oldest son is just completing his first year at Hazel Elementary and we couldn’t be more pleased with our experience during what has been an extremely challenging time. What we love most about the school is the teacher/student ratio, diversity, proximity, and our son’s teacher, who has been absolutely phenomenal. In addition, for pre-school our boys attended JCC MetroWest, which is just a few miles down the road and again, we couldn’t have been happier with our experience there (not to mention our access to the facilities which include a full gym and indoor pool and basketball court).
Overall, we have loved living at 22 Colony Drive East and are going to miss this beautiful home, fantastic neighbors, and easy access to everything we need. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have.
The Current Homeowners