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$539,000 West Caldwell Split-Level Home for Sale; Ideal for Entertaining

Carolyne Volpe Curley

Saturday, March 22, 2014 • 5:41pm


WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Located in the heart of West Essex, New Jersey, a split-level home located at 125 Knoll Terrace, West Caldwell is for sale by owner. Featuring three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, the single family 1955 home is being offered for $539,000.  

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125 Knoll Terrace, West Caldwell   Credit: Google Maps

Knoll Terrace Neighborhood
Driving from the main thoroughfare of Passaic Avenue in West Caldwell and then driving to the end of Terrace Place, you will find yourself in the picturesque neighborhood of Knoll Terrace, made up of well-maintained split-level homes from the 1950s. Turn left onto Knoll Terrace and the inviting second house on the right, number 125, is there waiting to welcome you.

West Caldwell’s nearby downtown includes numerous multi-cultural restaurants, retail establishments and local religious organizations and also offers quick access to four major highways. The Knoll Terrace home is situated less than 12 miles away from four accredited colleges and universities and, with the Decamp Bus pickup less than 500 feet away, public transportation is readily available for commuting into New York City. 
 

Exterior of 125 Knoll Terrace Home
You are welcome to park in the driveway of the home - it’s constructed from asphalt and fits four cars comfortably. The house itself is 1,863 square feet and sits on a lot which is 100 feet wide and 140 feet deep. You’ll notice the house is covered with a white vinyl siding - replaced only nine years ago - and has well-maintained gutters surrounding the roof. The roof itself consists of asphalt tiles; it was last replaced only seven years ago and has had no instances of any leaks whatsoever. The front stoop leading up to the entryway has a sheltered area which is set off by decorative columns for those waiting outside.

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Entrance and First Floor of 125 Knoll Terrace Home
As you enter the inviting split level you will feel the pleasing effect of the open floor plan which allows guests to flow from the foyer, to the livingroom, to the diningroom - out to the four season room or into the kitchen - and back again to the foyer which leads to the second level.

The entire home is temperature controlled through the use of a forced hot air with humidifier system as well as a central air conditioning unit; all of the air comes through air ducts. The house was last remodeled in 2008 and has been lovingly maintained ever since. Underneath all of the carpeting, there are hardwood floors hiding beneath.
  • Foyer
    • The house is secured by a keyless entry access which opens the front door. The foyer measures 5.5’ by 13’ and is highlighted by its neutrally-toned marble flooring. You are welcome to hang your coat in the closet and notice its built-in shelf above the garment rod. As you walk throughout the house, be aware that all of the interior doors - into the rooms, on the closets - are all brand new and have brand new hardware and trim as well.
       
  • Living Room
    • Leaving the foyer you can walk in either direction; you may choose to enter the living room on your left. You’ll notice the classic bay window with its own shelving - it features four casement-style windows which open with an easy crank handle and look out eastward onto the front lawn and street. The 19’ x 13’ living room is well-lit from the light streaming in from the window and also from the overhead high hat lighting. Throughout the house, all of the windows you’ll see are double-pane storm windows.

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  • Dining Room
    • Continuing through the living room you’ll notice that the neutrally-toned carpet extends into the dining room. The dining room measures 12’ x 13’, fits a full dining room set comfortably and is a relaxing place to entertain guests because of its overhead ceiling fan. The room is illuminated from the high hat lighting as well as from the ceiling fan light and it can all be easily dimmed by a wall switch. 

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  • Four-Season Room
    • What might look like a simple back porch leading from the dining room's double glass doors is instead a temperature-controlled room which is able to be used at any time of the year. The four-season room measures 17’ x 11.5’ and is covered by a light auburn indoor-outdoor carpet. Along with its high hat lighting and lighted ceiling fan, it also features two skylightsand windows and sliding glass doors which lead out to the back yard deck. The walls are made from a very attractive white PVC Tongue and Groove boarding.
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  • Kitchen
    • Heading back into the dining room, the kitchen is on your left and is completely ready for entertaining your guests with a gourmet meal. The kitchen measures 14’ x 11.5’, is covered with the same marble flooring from the foyer and has high hat lighting which highlight the birch cabinets and dark black granite countertops and matching center island. A window over the sink looks out onto the deck. 
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      All of the appliances are stainless steel, work well and are being offered with the house:
      • Dishwasher - Whirlpool Quiet Partner 2
      • Single Sink - D shaped 
      • Range and Oven - Self-contained with gas burners, self cleaning oven
      • Microwave Oven -  General Electric, above stove 
         
      The owner is open to considering including the refrigerator as well:
      • Refrigerator -  Whirlpool, side by side

Second Floor of 125 Knoll Terrace Home
Leaving the kitchen, you will follow the matching marble flooring back into the entrance foyer. On your left go up the six stairs to the second level hallway. You’ll find that the neutral tan carpeting follows through into each of the bedrooms.
  • Second Floor Bathroom
    • It will always be easy for your guests to access the bathroom; it’s just at the top of the stairs on the left. It measures 5’ x 7.5’ and has a modern black and white tile motif. You’ll imagine yourself enjoying the relaxing American Standard bathtub / shower combination which comes equipped with water jets that have their own heater. Stepping through the glass shower doors, you’ll appreciate the bathroom ceiling heater which keeps the room comfortable at all times of the year. The linen closet is found in the hallway.

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  • Master Bedroom
    • Leaving the bathroom, return to the hallway and enter the Master Bedroom on your left. You’ll be met with a cheerful light from the two windows which face west. In addition, for comfort there is a ceiling fan overhead which has its own light. Feel free to open the two door closet. The room measures 17.5’ x 11’ and the owner is willing to negotiate on selling the flat screen and in-wall surround sound wiring.

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  • Second Bedroom 
    • As you return to the hallway, turn to your left and enter the bedroom at the end of the hall.  The room measures 11.5’ x 14’ and features a lighted ceiling fan along with a double window and a double door closet with a shelf.

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  • Third Bedroom
    • Returning to the hallway, you’ll find the third bedroom on your left. It measures 9.5’ x 12’ and also has a lighted ceiling fan along with double windows. Extra storage is offered in the 1 door closet, with a shelf. 

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Lower Level of 125 Knoll Terrace Home
Return to the foyer and kitchen and open the white door on your right. Going down the stairs you will enter the lower level which accesses the playroom, utility room and garage.
  • Playroom
    • This full-sized playroom can easily be used as a family room or “man cave.” The room is well-lit from its oversized high hat lighting as well as through the double window. Covering the floor are beige and gray-toned ceramic tiles. The room measures 15’ x 15.5’ and the owner is willing to negotiate on selling the flat screen and in-wall surround sound wiring. The wall also has an access panel which enters an oversized crawl space which stays dry throughout the year.  

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  • Utility Room
    • Next to the playroom is the home’s utility room. It measures 8’ x 16’ and is covered in the same gray ceramic tiles which set off the finished painted walls. The room has built-in shelves, a window and also has access to the backyard through the exterior door

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      It features the following:
      • Dryer - Whirlpool
      • Washer - Whirlpool
      • Furnace - Carrier, 9 year old 
      • Hot Water Heater - General Electric, brand new 
      • Toilet
      • Oversized Sank
         
  • Attached Garage
    • Access to the attached garage is through the playroom. It measures 11’ x 26’ and fits one car comfortably while still leaving ample room for storage. Besides the ceiling fluorescent lighting, the room also fills with light streaming from the one window and the windows along the electric garage door. The flooring is cement and the walls are painted sheetrock. The electrical box which provides 200 AMP electrical service to the house is also located in the garage.  
Landscaping of 125 Knoll Terrace Home
Leave the house through the open garage door and follow the gray pavers from the driveway, around the house and into the backyard. You’ll see you can re-enter the house through the back door leading into the utility room but instead walk up onto the beautiful deck.
  • Deck
    • Picture yourself here relaxing with a beverage overlooking the well landscaped backyard. The deck measures 14’ x 18’ and is constructed from Trex, the low-maintenance wood alternative, and the railings are vinyl. Designed to resist fading, stains, termites and rotting, the Trex deck can be easily cleaned with just soap and water. There is also an electric outlet installed along the wall.
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  • Back and Front Yards
    • The beautiful landscaping has been kept up for years by a professional landscaper. It features plenty of access to sunshine and the backyard has ample space to install an inground pool. There are faucets in both the front and backyards.  

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Entertaining at the 125 Knoll Terrace Home
It is easy to see how the open floor plan which leads out to the deck and landscaped backyard is easily conducive to entertaining. The owner is willing to consider including in the sales price the in-wall surround sound wirings as well as the flat screens. The lower level playroom also makes an excellent media and game room and six of the rooms in the house are already wired for cable. The Knoll Terrace home is truly ideal for festive occasions.  

Storage Space at the 125 Knoll Terrace Home
Besides the storage space afforded by the closets in each bedroom, the hallway and in the foyer, there is ample storage space available in the partially-finished attic and lower level crawl space.
  • Attic
    • The attic can be reached by a staircase leading from the second floor. It is a large space with built-in shelves and an automatic roof fan to allow the air in the attic to circulate, leaving the attic drier and cooler.
       
  • Crawl Space
    • The lower level playroom wall has an access panel which enters into an oversized crawl space which stays dry throughout the year. 

As you can see after walking throughout the interior and exterior, the home at 125 Knoll Terrace in West Caldwell has been well maintained and is the ideal location for entertaining and relaxing. If you have any further questions, please contact the owner, John Condit, at 973-650-9792 and he will be happy to speak with you. Condit will be open to working with buyer's agents.  

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