Newstead Section Colonial One Block to Jitney Stop

South Orange

53 Speir Dr, South Orange, NJ 07079

  • $739,000
  • 53 Speir Drive
  • South Orange
  • NJ
  • 07079
  • 3122561
  • .33
  • 4
  • 3 Full and 2 Half

SOLD! 53 Speir Dr, South Orange, NJ 07079

Call Sue Adler today for more information 973-464-9129

Great New Price $739,000

Located in the desirable Newstead section, this classic colonial is loaded with curb appeal. Inside, spacious rooms are arranged in an open flow, where the neutral decor welcomes a wide array of tastes and furnishings. Picture windows bathe rooms in natural light, while gleaming hardwood floors add texture and warmth. This is a home that you will be proud to showcase at every opportunity.

Cross over the threshold and into the entry vestibule with two conveniently located coat closets. As you step into the foyer gleaming hardwood floors flow underfoot and your first glimpse of the open floor plan comes into view. The living room is distinguished by its large picture window, perfectly framed by custom built-ins, and the gas fireplace adds extra warmth on those colder nights.

The adjoining family room features a beamed cathedral ceiling, distress style wood paneling and windows on three sides that offer pleasant views and bathe the room in plenty of natural sunlight.

The formal dining room with chair rail detailing is ready to host your next dinner party and located right off the kitchen for added convenience. The new eat-in kitchen is any cooks’ dream with Caesarstone counters, custom cabinets, walk-in pantry, top of the line appliances and sliding glass door out to the deck.

Down the hall a private bedroom with its own full bathroom and access to the side door can easily be enjoyed as a suite for in-laws, housekeeper or home office. Completing this level is a powder room with tile floor and pedestal sink.

The second level is home to 3 generous-sized bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, including the master suite with plenty of closet storage, custom built-ins and full bathroom with shower and whirlpool tub.

The finished lower level includes a recreation room, laundry and storage room and access to the 2-car garage with additional storage cabinets. And there’s more…perhaps the hidden gem of this home is the private bonus room located just off the garage, perfect for an office, gym or additional storage.

South Orange Village is a community with a rich history and thriving downtown. Gas lamps line charming neighborhood streets populated with a variety of homes. The Newstead section sits at the base of South Mountain Reservation, offering residents a tranquil setting. From this prestigious neighborhood, there is ready access to major highways and business centers, while a nearby Jitney stop provides service to Village shopping and NYC Midtown Direct commuter trains (30-35 minute ride to NY). The South Orange Performing Arts Center is nearby, along with hiking trails and recreation.  This spacious home offers a unique opportunity to take advantage of all South Orange Village has to offer in complete comfort and style.


The First Level

Entry vestibule with two coat closets

Dining room with hardwood floors, chair rail detailing and crown molding

Living room with hardwood floor, large picture window, custom built-ins, crown molding, gas fireplace with marble surround and wood mantle and bar with custom shelving

Family room with tile floor, cathedral beamed ceiling and wall of windows (3)

Eat-in kitchen with Caesarstone counters, tile backsplash, 5-burner gas range, double ovens, Sub-zero refrigerator, walk-in pantry with shelving and slider out to deck

Powder room with tile floor and pedestal sink

Bedroom with carpet and full bathroom with tile floor and shower over tub


Second Level

Bedroom with carpet and custom built-ins, ceiling fan and closet

Bedroom with carpet, built-ins and closet

Master bedroom with carpet, 4 closets, built-ins and ceiling fan

Master bathroom with tile floor, jetted tub and stall shower

Full bathroom with shower over tub


Lower Level

Recreation with carpet and coat closet
Storage/utility room

Laundry room

Office with carpet

2-car garage with additional storage cabinets


Additional Features and Updates

New Thermal windows throughout

Refinished hardwood floors

Over-sized rear deck with natural gas grill

Alarm system

Professionally landscaped with mature trees

Sprinkler system

Slate roof

Slate front walkway

Central Air

Water Softener

Whole house natural gas generator

Attic fan

Walk-in cedar closet in attic

Paved driveway with Belgian block


Visit The Community

School Information

The School District of South Orange and Maplewood  includes The Montrose Early Childhood Center, seven elementary schools (Clinton, Jefferson, Marshall, Seth Boyden, South Mountain, Tuscan Elementary, and South Mountain), The South Orange and Maplewood Middle Schools as well as Columbia High School. All of these institutions live up to their reputation for academic excellence and rigor and boast a long list of impressive accomplishments, resulting from their strong emphasis on academic prowess and social responsibility as the foundation for all educational endeavours. 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. The advanced academic programs provided by a committed staff as well as the full-range student supports and extensive extracurricular programs allow students to become lifelong learners and achieve acceptance into some of the nation’s top universities. The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School stands as a testament to the value that this community places on education, offering continuing education classes in a diverse range of subjects for adults desiring to enrich their experience and expand their minds. The district also offers a highly praised children’s camp during the warmer months called the South Orange-Maplewood Community Summer Program.

Commuting Information

South Orange residents have access to both The South Orange Train Station and The Mountain Train Station, offering an approximately 25 minute commute to New York City’s Penn Station. These stations ensure that there are multiple speedy and direct routes to Newark and Hoboken where the PATH Rapid Transit System transfers you to the heart of New York’s financial center. The South Orange Jitney Bus Service allows residents to travel to various other transits stations with ease.

Routes 24, 124, 280, I-78, the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Garden State Parkway take a mere 5-10 minutes by car, enabling residents to traverse the state with ease. For the business traveler, The Newark Liberty Airport, a major continental and international gateway, is a 20 minute drive away.

Bus routes 92 and 107 pass between South Orange and 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 that travel straight to NYC or Atlantic City from nearby stops.