380 Elmwood Ave – SOLD!

380 Elmwood Ave – SOLD!

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If you started your tour on the outside of this house, you’d be sold on the outdoor space alone. The backyard of this Maplewood colonial is a wonderland. Not only is the yard incredibly large, it is gorgeously landscaped–a lush and colorful array of plants and flowers, thoughtfully designed and maintained. Behind this magnificent garden is one of the best pools and decks around. Perfect for a serene retreat and lavish outdoor soirees! This is TRULY a private paradise!

The interior of the home does not disappoint. Flooded with natural light throughout, every room is spacious and inviting. The first floor is magnificent, with grand formal living room and dining room. You’ll spend most of your time in the cozy family room, with its bar and gorgeous built-ins. The enclosed porch will be a cool shelter on beautiful days, and be a warm haven on days when you’d rather be inside. The eat-in kitchen is perfect for everyday meals and entertaining. The finished basement provides another rec space and ample unfinished space – ideal for storage, exercise, and more!

Upstairs, every member of the household will have plenty of privacy in the spacious bedrooms. The primary suite includes a brand new en suite and two large closets.

Central air, a whole house generator, a two-car garage close to the house with full front and back doors add to the utility and appeal of this truly special home. A mile from downtown/train and across the street from the jitney stop. Plus, minutes from True Salvage Cafe (terrific coffee and the best breakfast sandwich ever!), great parks, shops and so much more!

Features & Improvements
2022
  • Painted, inside & out
  • Remodeled Primary en suite bathroom and walk-in closet
  • Replaced most light fixtures throughout house
  • Installed new hardwood flooring on second floor
  • Updated hall bathroom
2021
  • Replaced asphalt driveway
  • Installed bluestone patio
  • Replaced basement “Bilco” door
  • Replaced shingle roof on pool shed
  • Installed additional underground gutter and river rock in space between neighbor’s house
  • Replaced sump pump in utility side of basement
  • Installed shelves in garage
  • Replaced underground gutter on driveway side
2018
  • Installed siding on porch
  • Replaced water heater
  • Replaced basement windows
  • Installed carpet in large bedroom
  • Updated first floor powder room
2017
  • Replaced shingle roof
  • Installed solar-powered attic fan
2015
  • Repaired french drain in finished basement
  • Installed new sump pump
  • Installed carpet in basement
  • Replaced garage door opener
2013
  • Installed Generac (Centurion) natural gas generator and transfer switch
2012
  • Replaced built-in cabinets with custom-made cabinets and mahogany counters in family room
2011
  • Replaced 1st floor air conditioner
2006
  • Replaced crown moulding on first floor, including cornices over windows for blinds/draperies
2002-2003
  • Installed pool, shed and fence
  • Installed back garage door
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Seller Letter

Dear Future Homeowners,

When we moved here 20 years ago, I couldn’t have imagined then how hard it would be to leave our home. Our house is so much more than a roof over our heads and warmth in the cold weather. The next chapter is upon us and we must pass the baton to the next lucky owners of 380 Elmwood Ave!  Our home has always been such a special place for us to host our friends and family and we hope that you will continue this tradition!

As animal lovers we have always had a pup. Maplecrest Park, two blocks away, was a place that we met so many of our wonderful friends while walking our newest little girl, Penny. The park is always filled with activity—from baseball games, soccer tournaments, bike riding—and along with that came lots of people wanting to give Penny a hugs and scratches. We became friends with so many lovely people beyond our immediate neighbors when Penny introduced us to her newfound friends, and of course, their “parents!”

The MAPSO community is filled with incredibly gifted and talented members. Every year we waited for the Maplewoodstock lineup, participated in the local theater group at the Burgdorff Center, and saw superior talent at SOPAC. All right here for when we didn’t feel like commuting into the city.

As people who love to entertain, well, let’s say that this is the best house in the neighborhood for that. Our backyard was always with filled with genuine friends—enjoying belly laughs, gourmet barbecues, fresh veggies growing in our amazing garden, exotic flowers, colorful floats in the pool and always a fantastic play list! It was the hub of the community during the Covid pandemic as there was so much space for us to socialize safely. We made it through together in the backyard we call Penny’s Paradise!

It is here that we celebrated Mardi Gras annually, sewed about 750 masks with our friends for essential workers, gave shelter to those who lost power during hurricane Sandy, celebrated new jobs and graduations, and hosted sit down dinner parties with fairy lights on the back porch!

This house was so loved! It’s truly a magical space, especially in the summer and fall with the gardens in full bloom and the porch being a perfect setting for fall entertaining. And how can we forget spring, when the new flowers bloom and we seen the beautiful magnolia in the front and the flowering pear and cherry trees in the back. Lest we not mention winter, while the outside might be dismal, a fire in the fireplace always produced a smile and provided physical and emotional warmth.

The physical structure itself makes us beam with pride as we have meticulously maintained and improved our home and have enjoyed all it has to offer!  We hope that the next owners continue to create their own happy times together and spread love.

Sincerely,

The Current Homeowners

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Just over 1 mile to Maplewood Downtown and Train Station.
Jitney stop on corner of Elmwood & Essex – across the street!

Close to schools, restaurants, market, parks, stores…everything you need!

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