624 Ridgewood Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040

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Once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Maplewood history in a home built by the “Father of Maplewood” Edward Balch.  High design and elegant craftsmanship abound in this perfectly restored 7 Bedroom, 4½ Bath historic Victorian near sought after Maplewood Village.  This fantastic home has been renovated top to bottom combining exquisite architectural details with every modern convenience imaginable.  Sundrenched rooms, 4 fireplaces, pocket doors, coffered ceiling and gorgeous period details at every turn.  Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen worthy of a magazine spread.  Master Suite with the BEST Dressing Room/Walk In Closet and spa-like bath.  All other Bathrooms beautifully renovated.   2 Laundry Rooms.  Amazing Lower Level with spectacular Bar Room for entertaining, Recreation Room, Game Room and Full Bath. Enormous 3rd Level with tons of potential for a nanny suite, guest rooms and Playroom.  This home is unmatched in its class and is ripe for the buyer seeking incredible original details and an extraordinary renovation just minutes from Blue Ribbon schools, Maplewood Village and New York City Midtown Direct Train.  

Room by Room Details of 624 Ridgewood, Maplewood

First Level

  • Wraparound front porch featuring ceiling fan/light fixtures, bead board ceiling, lantern
  • Entry Vestibule with original doors and designer stained patterned hardwood floor
  • Entry Foyer featuring designer stained patterned hardwood floors, pendant light fixture, recessed lighting, original built in window seat, original leaded glass windows, original baseboard moldings, original crown moldings, custom built in with open and concealed storage, original paneling at rear, staircase to Second Level
  • Living Room featuring hardwood floors, designer light fixture with drum shade, recessed lighting, original deep baseboard moldings, original deep crown moldings, custom radiator covers, double French doors out to porch
  • Family Room featuring hardwood floors, original hand carved mahogany fireplace with floor to ceiling mantle and stone surround, coffered ceiling, ceiling fan/light fixture, recessed lighting, original deep baseboard moldings, custom radiator covers, Storage Closet
  • Sun Room featuring hardwood floors, bead board ceiling, recessed lighting, original leaded glass windows, decorative columns
  • Dining Room featuring hardwood floors, pocket doors, original fireplace with carved mantle and tile surround, coffered ceiling, recessed lighting, chandelier, custom radiator covers, original deep baseboard moldings, in ceiling speakers, swinging door to Butler’s Pantry
  • Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen featuring cork flooring, custom cabinetry, floor to ceiling pantry storage, custom designed walnut breakfast bar with seating for 4, Urban Electric pendant light fixtures, recessed lighting, coffered ceiling, tile backsplash, stainless steel island with oversized Blanco sink featuring Waterworks faucet, marble countertops, stainless Sub Zero individual refrigerator and freezer, Wolf stainless 60” double oven and range with custom architectural hood, Miele concealed dishwasher, double doors to Deck, built in bench with storage, rear staircase
  • Butler’s Pantry featuring cork flooring, custom cabinetry, marble countertops, glass door cabinetry, Elkay bar sink, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers, Sub Zero beverage center, lantern, tile backsplash, deep baseboard molding, deep crown molding
  • Mud Room featuring tile flooring, 2 Closets, door to backyard, flush mount light fixture, deep baseboard moldings, deep crown moldings
  • Powder Room featuring tile flooring, pedestal sink, bead board wainscoting, 3 light sconce, pendant light fixture

Second Level

  • Original staircase to Second Level, lantern
  • Den/Landing Area featuring hardwood floors, deep baseboard moldings, deep crown moldings, recessed lighting
  • Second Floor landing featuring hardwood floors, Linen Closet, Laundry Closet with LG stacked front loader washer and dryer, Storage Closet, recessed lighting, original built in for linen storage
  • Master Bedroom Suite featuring hardwood floors, bay of windows, pendant light fixture with drum shade, deep baseboard moldings, reading wall sconces, designer window treatments
  • Walk In Closet/Dressing Room with custom cabinetry (with island) and storage, custom radiator covers, chandelier
  • Master Bathroom featuring marble floor tile, custom double vanity with storage, marble countertop, frameless glass door shower, rain showerhead, sconces, radiant heat, plantation shutters
  • Full Hall Bathroom featuring marble penny floor tile, shiplap walls, flush mount light fixture, sconces, custom wood vanity with marble countertop, shower over tub with quartz and marble designer tile surround, recessed light in shower, shower niche, radiant heat, plantation shutters
  • Bedroom #2 featuring hardwood floors, original fireplace with tile surround, Closet, recessed lighting, flush mount light fixture, deep baseboard moldings, crown molding, door to Bedroom #3
  • Bedroom #3 featuring hardwood floors, coffered ceiling, original fireplace with tile surround, Closet, recessed lighting, flush mount light fixture, bay of windows, deep baseboard moldings, crown molding, door to Bedroom #2
  • Bedroom #4 featuring hardwood floors, bead board wainscoting, Closet, recessed lighting, chandelier, deep baseboard moldings, crown molding

Third Level

  • Play/Leisure Room featuring built in Wet Bar with cabinetry, vaulted ceiling, carpeting
  • Full Hall Bathroom featuring tile floor, pedestal sink, original shower over tub, medicine cabinet, 2 light sconce, walk in linen/storage closet
  • Hall Walk In Closet with carpeting, custom storage system
  • Bedroom #5 featuring hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, Closet
  • Bedroom #6 featuring hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, Closet, built in window seat with open storage
  • Bedroom #7 featuring hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, Closet, light with drum shade, Walk In Closet

Lower Level

  • Wood staircase to Lower Level
  • Lower Level Landing featuring wood flooring, flush mount light fixtures, door to backyard, Closet, double doors to Laundry/Mud Room
  • Laundry/Mud Room featuring penny tile flooring, custom mud room cubbies and shelving, flush mount light fixture
  • Media Room featuring wood flooring, bead board ceiling, Circa flush mount light fixture, shiplap wainscoting, built in benches with storage, recessed lighting, media closet, in ceiling speakers, in wall speakers
  • Full Bathroom featuring penny tile flooring, vanity, glass door shower, paneling, sconces
  • Bar Room with wood flooring, custom cabinetry, custom mahogany bar with seating for 5 and limestone countertops, bar sink with commercial fixture, mirrored backsplash, sconces, Circa flush mount light fixtures, recessed lighting, in ceiling speakers, Frigidaire beverage center, Fisher & Paykel stainless dishwasher
  • Game Room featuring wood flooring, in wall speakers, flush mount light fixtures, baseboard molding
  • Recreation Room featuring wood flooring, shiplap wainscoting, storage closets, recessed lighting, Circa flush mount light fixture
  • Utility Rooms


  • Covered carport with gate to rear driveway and detached two car garage
  • Fully fenced in yard with raised wood deck, bluestone patio and flat, grassy area
  • Bluestone patio
  • Fully fenced in yard
  • Second driveway with basketball hoop
  • Custom landscape lighting in the front of the house
  • Irrigation

Additional Features/Upgrades

  • Wired for Sonos
  • Heating – Radiators/Forced Air AC
  • Alarm System
  • 3 sump pumps with back up generator and French drains
  • Original hardwood floors throughout 1st-3rd levels
  • Basement level with floating wood floor (Mirage Lock engineered hardwood floors with HDF backing for maximum stability and durability)

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    Maplewood is a thriving commuter neighborhood that combines the charm of small town living with the convenience of living just half an hour away from Midtown Manhattan. The area is youthful, energetic and extremely family-friendly. Maplewood provides a social atmosphere with many community events and an exciting downtown area while maintaining a peaceful residential appeal. With quality schools, scenic open spaces, shopping and entertainment options, and gorgeous properties, Maplewood is clearly a top-notch community to live in! [optima_express_toppicks id="236520" sortBy="pd" displayType="grid" resultsPerPage="6" header="false" includeMap="false"]

    Maplewood School Information

    The School District of South Orange and Maplewood  is served by The Montrose Early Childhood Center, seven elementary schools (Clinton, Jefferson, Marshall, Seth Boyden, South Mountain, Tuscan Elementary, and South Mountain, Annex), The South Orange and Maplewood Middle Schools as well as Columbia High School. All of these institutions have a positive reputation for academic rigor and boast extensive lists of impressive accomplishments that result from the strong emphasis on academic excellence and social responsibility as the foundation for all  their 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, committed staff, full-range student support, 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 in the community who want to keep expanding their worldviews. For the summer months, the district provides a highly praised children’s camp, the South Orange-Maplewood Community Summer Program.


    Maplewood Commuting Info

    Maplewood residents have convenient access to the Maplewood Train Station which provides direct access to New York Penn Station, Newark, and Hoboken, and The Port Authority on New York and New Jersey is nearby, featuring additional rapid transit options throughout New York. The area also has its own Jitney Bus Service that provides easy public transport to and from the Maplewood Station for the everyday commuter, and multiple bus routes in the area ensure that there are even more transport options to New York and throughout New Jersey.

    Maplewood is also situated near to routes 24, 280, I-78, 124, The New Jersey Turnpike, and The Garden State Parkway by car to ensure easy travel options throughout the state, and Newark Liberty Airport, a major continental and international gateway, is only a 20 minute drive away.



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