Move In Ready Maplewood Home with Custom Design Touches Throughout

Maplewood Twp.

31 Collinwood Rd Maplewood, NJ 07040 Sold Over Asking in One Weekend

  • $589,000
  • 31 Collinwood Rd
  • Maplewood Twp.
  • NJ
  • 07040
  • 3111919
  • .18
  • 4
  • 1 Full and 2 Half

New Listing MLS #3111919 31 Collinwood Rd Maplewood-$589,000 NJ 07040 Call Sue Adler today for more info 973-464-9129.

Beautiful sunny updated Colonial with character. Blocks to village and train, this engaging home offers four finished levels and requires only your furnishings and personal touch.  This home defines the true meaning of “move-in ready,” with a designer’s palette, period detailing and flowing floor plan with plenty of room to entertain both inside and out.

Crossing over the threshold, the warm and cozy living room comes into view. With refinished hardwood floors, crown molding and wood fireplace-it’s easy to entertain in this space! The adjacent sun filled den is perfect for relaxing after a long day of work with custom built-in shelving and recessed lighting. Host any affair in the elegant dining room with original built-in china cabinets and chair rail and wood panel detailing. Just steps away is the updated kitchen with plenty of cabinet space, featuring hardwood floors, glass mosaic tile backsplash, Corian counter,  work area, large picture window that overlooks the rear deck and yard. Completing this level is a powder room, located right off the kitchen.

The second level is home to three bedrooms. The Master bedroom features hardwood floors, two closets (one, a large walk-in).  The two other generous sized bedrooms on this level also feature hardwood floors and plenty of closet space. Down the hall is the full bathroom with tile floor and generous sized soaking tub.

The finished third level is complete with bonus room/bedroom, large walk-in closet and additional attic storage space.

And there’s more…the finished lower level has a Recreation room, storage and laundry room and half bath for added convenience.

Loving care and thoughtful updates have kept this fine home fresh and modern.  Outside, the backyard is private and spacious.  The paver patio welcomes your picnic tables and lawn chairs, while the backyard is made for active play and gardening.  Cross off those top items on your list.  This stunning colonial brings generous interior spaces, a prime location and pretty setting together in one fabulous package.

First Level

Entry foyer with octagonal tile floor

Living room with hardwood floor, crown molding, wood fireplace with wood mantle and glass tile hearth

Den with carpet, custom built-ins and recessed lighting (possible hardwoods underneath carpet)

Dining room with hardwood floor, wood panel and chair rail detail, original built-in china cabinets

Kitchen with hardwood floor, Corian counter, glass mosaic tile backsplash, over-sized sink, 4-burner gas range, built-in work area, recessed lighting and access to rear deck

Powder room

Second level

Master Bedroom with hardwood floor, 2 closets (1 walk-in), ceiling fan

Bedroom with hardwood floor, crown molding, built-in shelving, closet

Bedroom with hardwood floor, built-ins, 2 closets (1 walk-in), ceiling fan

Full bathroom with tile floor, vanity with sink, soaking tub and linen closet

Third Level

Bonus room/bedroom with carpet and recessed lighting

Large walk-in closet

Attic storage

Lower Level

Recreation room with textured cement floor

Storage room with built-in shelving

Laundry room with built-in shelving

Half bathroom with tile floor (see MLS sheet)

Utility room


Updates and Additional Features

Whole House painted

New Bilco Doors

Updated lower level powder room (potential for full bath)

Refinished hardwood floors (2013)



2-Car garage

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School Information

Columbia School District, serving Maplewood and South Orange, is comprised of  six elementary schools.  ClintonJeffersonSeth Boyden, and Tuscan are in Maplewood, and Jefferson/Marshall and South Mountain (which also includes students from Maplewood residing near the school) are in South Orange. There are two Middle Schools – South Orange and Maplewood Middle – while the acclaimed Columbia High School serves both Maplewood and South Orange communities.

Columbia High School is known as one of the most academically progressive high schools in the state of New Jersey, and has been recognized nationally for its academic excellence with a Blue Ribbon award from the US Department of Education. Students can choose from a wide range of elective courses, including 24 AP classes, and every year Columbia High School sends alumni to top universities like Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Yale. The extracurricular activities range from Future Business Leaders of America, a mock trial team, and an award-winning student newspaper and literary magazine to the chess club, championship athletics and music and drama. Hip-hop singer/songwriter Lauryn Hill is a former student here, but Columbia High School’s greatest claim to fame must surely be as the birthplace of Ultimate Frisbee, invented by students on the school grounds in 1968.

Maplewood Middle School puts a strong emphasis on academic excellence and social responsibility as the foundation for all educational endeavours. This philosophy obviously pays off, as around one third of 7th graders are identified by the Johns Hopkins Talent Search and invited to take the SATs, usually taken by high school juniors.

The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School, founded in 1933, is the oldest adult school in NJ and open to everyone from age 14 to 114. The inspiring program stimulates the mind, body and senses with high-quality classes covering everything from art and childcare to business studies and computer technology.  Most classes are at Columbia High School or South Orange Middle School.
In the summer the school offers a highly praised children’s camp, the South Orange-Maplewood Community Summer Program.

The South Orange Maplewood School District has had full day Kindergarten since 2009, which has been a huge factor for many parents in choosing a community.

Commuting Information

The Midtown Direct Line of NJ Transit takes commuters straight into New York Penn Station, Newark and Hoboken. A quick change onto the PATH Rapid Transit System transfers you to the heart of New York’s financial center

The NJ Transit Parking Lot by Maplewood Railroad Station on Maplewood Avenue at Baker Street has limited space, but residents can sign up for the popular jitney service which runs across town to and from the station. Register online or pick up a form from the Maplewood Municipal Building in Valley Street.  What’s more, a few years ago Maplewood Chamber of Commerce and NJ Transit set up a concierge service in the former smoking room of the station, which performs small tasks like ordering groceries, dropping off dry cleaning, returning rented videos, and even paying parking tickets!

By car, Routes 24 and 280, I-78, the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway are all within 5-10 minutes; plus, Route 124 – Springfield Avenue – runs though Maplewood. Newark Liberty Airport, a major continental and international gateway, is a 20 minute drive away.

Bus routes 25, 37, 70 and 107 pass between Maplewood and South Orange, Irvington, Newark, Newark Liberty Airport, Union City and New York (to the Port Authority Bus Terminal)

Other nearby mass transport options are the Ferry , the Lakeland Bus and the Community Coach which takes you straight to NYC or Atlantic City from nearby stops

Parking Permits

1. Proof of Residency (One of the Following: Driver’s License, Auto Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Lease Agreement, Utility Bill)

2. Valid Vehicle Registration

3. $200 per Pass Permit per Calendar Year

Maplewood is very popular for its jitney bus service to and from the train during morning and evening rush hour commuter times.

Jitney Schedule:
Requirements for Jitney Service:

1. Proof of Residency (One of the Following: Driver’s License, Auto Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Lease Agreement, Utility Bill)

2. $70 per Pass per Calendar Year or $7 per Book of 10 Ride Coupons

All Passes Expire December 31

Combination Parking Permit and Jitney Bus Pass is $180.

Checks payable to “Township of Maplewood.”

Applications Can Be Completed One of the Following Ways:

1. In person at the Office of the Township Clerk, 574 Valley Street between 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday (until 7pm every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month)

2. Mail completed application, payment and copy of proof of residence to Office of the Township Clerk, 574 Valley Street, Maplewood, 07040

3. Drop off completed application, payment and copy of proof of residence to the Concierge Company at the Maplewood Train Station

There are forms for permits and passes which are available through the Township Clerk’s Office but they are not required.Payment and copies of required documentation are enough.

For further information call the Township Clerk’s Office at 973-762-8120.