1904 Renovated Summit Colonial on .71 Acres

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Elegant craftsmanship is evident both inside and out of this recently renovated turn of the century 5 BR, 3.5 bathroom custom colonial within minutes to train to NYC! Nestled privately on nearly ¾ of an acre of stunningly landscaped property with pond/waterfall and wraparound flagstone patio. Boasts original period details and uniquely sourced materials incorporated seamlessly with the ultimate in modern amenities – excellent flow for entertaining with chef’s kitchen open to sun drenched dining and family rooms. Light filled Master suite with luxurious marble bath, walk-in shower and claw foot tub. Insulated detached garage with workshop and attic storage. Do not miss this private oasis in the heart of Summit!


Room by Room Details of 51 Valley View Avenue

First Level

  • Entry Foyer with original hardwood floors, front door with diamond patterned glass with sidelights, crown moldings, deep base moldings, chandelier, coat closet, center staircase with period banister, paneled wall and side window, access to Living Room, Living, Mud Room and lower level
  • Living Room with hardwood floors, crown moldings, deep base moldings, 4 large windows with grass cloth blinds, broad archway with pocket doors to Dining Room
  • Dining Room featuring fireplace with intricately detailed stone mantel, brick surround and tile hearth, hardwood floors, bay window with 3 large windows and window treatments, chandelier; access to Foyer, Kitchen and Powder Room
  • Kitchen with wide plank pine hardwood floors, bead board ceiling, custom cabinetry with pietra countertops and glass paned accent cabinets, subway tile backsplash, high end appliances including Viking 6-burner stainless range with center grill and 2 ovens below, pot filler water spout, stucco hood, Sub Zero refrigerator freezer with matching cabinetry panel, Bosch dishwasher (new unit installed 2016) with matching front panel, farmhouse sink with filtered water spout, under cabinet lighting, center island/breakfast bar with white Carrara marble top and cherry cabinetry with brass hardware below and pendant lighting above, retractable step stool, built-in desk alcove with window facing rear patio and yard, walk-in pantry with French door entry and shelving, dining area with iron chandelier and French doors to patio; open to Family Room and access to Mud Room
  • Family Room with built-in storage cabinets, wide plank pine hardwood floors, picture window facing backyard, additional window facing side patio, Roman shades, bead board ceiling
  • Mud Room with built-in cubbies, laser etched terracotta tile floor sourced from a 16th century church in France, wainscoting, large coat closet, crown moldings, access to rear staircase, lower level and exterior side door
  • Powder Room with wide plank pine hardwood floors, wainscoting, crown molding, deep base moldings, pedestal sink, 2 sconces and window with window treatments

Second Level

  • Gallery landing with crown moldings, deep base moldings, hardwood floors and access to rear staircase to Mud Room
  • Master Bedroom Suite featuring wide plank hardwood floors, walk-in closet with custom shelving, windows on 3 sides with Roman shades, 2 window nooks with built-in shelving, sitting alcove below window facing side yard, 2 sets of double door closets, ceiling fan, hallway leading to large walk-in closet with custom shelving and en suite bath with marble tile floor with radiant heat, 2 pedestal sinks, 2 built-in medicine cabinets with mirrors, 3 sconces, chandelier, bead board wainscoting, claw foot soaking tub with oval window and window treatments above, walk-in tiled shower with glass door, hand held and rain shower heads
  • Bedroom #2 with original hardwood floors, crown moldings, deep base moldings, double closet with custom shelving, sitting area with 2 windows
  • Bedroom #3 with original hardwood floors, crown moldings, deep base moldings, built-in desk with side shelving, windows on 2 sides, ceiling fan with light, window seat sitting alcove with wall sconces, walk-in closet with custom shelving
  • Office with French door entry, original hardwood floors, crown moldings, 2 full walls of built-in shelves/bookcases/storage cabinets, crown moldings 3 windows with grass cloth shades, chandelier
  • Full Hallway Bath featuring mosaic hexagon tiled floor, crown moldings, 2 sink vanity with Carrara marble counter and storage below, large framed mirror above, chandelier and 3 pendant lights, shower over jetted tub with hand held shower head, wainscoting, subway tile wall, window with window treatments, linen closet with built-in shelving

Third Level

  • Staircase with arched window leading to landing with original hardwood floors
  • Bedroom #4 with angled ceiling, arched window, original hardwood floors, access to large cedar closet and storage area, track lighting, additional storage closet
  • Bedroom #5 with original hardwood floors, closet with access to spacious walk out attic storage, angled ceiling
  • Full Hall Bath with wainscoting, pedestal sink and fixture above, mosaic tile floor, exposed brick wall, angled ceiling, walk-in shower tiled shower with built-in bench and hand held and rain shower heads

Lower Level

  • Laundry Room with washer/dryer, folding surface, utility sink
  • Large unfinished storage area with terracotta wine racks
  • Recreation Room with carpet, recessed lighting, track lighting, surround sound system, baseboard heat, double door closet with built-in shelving, grade level windows, exterior access through Bilco doors

Additional Features/Upgrades

  • Originally built circa 1904 with 2002-2010 major renovation including replacement of all windows, roof, electrical system and water pipes
  • 2-Car detached garage (remodeled in 2010) with electric doors, insulated walls, paneled workshop with built-in tool shelving, fluorescent lighting, 2 large windows and French doors to stone patio, attic storage
  • Lower level recreation room painted and carpeted (2015)
  • Exterior painting (2013)
  • 2-tiered professionally landscaped property including 2 retaining walls surrounding flagstone patio that wraps around to driveway, koi pond, large flat lawns, specimen trees and plantings, underground irrigation system
  • 2-Zone gas heat/AC – Zone 2 (second and third floors) replaced July 2017, American Standard)
  • Sump pumps
  • New hot water heater installed June 2016 (permit available)

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