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Daily Dream Home: Summit, New Jersey

Daily Dream Home: Summit, New Jersey

This vintage Victorian in Summit, New Jersey has been updated into an ultra-modern eight-bedroom home. The home’s 12-foot-high ceilings, elaborate moldings and oversized windows in many of the rooms add elegance and drama to its unique contemporary design.

The reception foyer, anchored on dramatic espresso stained tile floors introduces its formal rooms contrasted with new American Walnut Berger wood floors. A sleek gas fireplace with marble surround is the focal point for the living room, with doors that open to the covered front porch and rear deck.

The formal dining room features the original corner fireplace, which has been converted to gas with a lovely marble surround while keeping the traditional mantel.  A handsome first-floor home office enjoys expansive bowed window views.

An impressive family room is set beneath a high tray ceiling and is complete with a wet bar, counter sink, and dishwasher created for great casual gatherings and entertaining. French doors open to a screened summer porch overlooking a fabulous deep yard dotted with shade trees and mature plantings. An expansive tiered deck that wraps itself around the rear and side of the home enhances the pleasure of the outdoor experience.

The Siematic designer kitchen, renovated in 2014, has custom glass and wood cabinetry that showcases an expanse of contemporary glass-front hanging back-lit cabinets, along with Silestone countertops, professional-grade appliances, walk-in pantry, a large center island with seating and radiant heated floor. The fireside breakfast area enjoys a glass-front gas fireplace embedded in the wall, along with the functionality of a custom built-in work-station. Doors open to the deck for extended al fresco dining.

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Front and back staircases access the second floor. Each of the four bedrooms has their own distinctive décor and styling. The master bedroom suite has a fireplace and a dressing hallway with a double, pocket-doored custom walk-in closet that leads you to the master bath.  On the the third floor four additional bedrooms spacious and bright, served by a full hall bath with large shower and built-in benches.

The fully finished lower level is walk-out to a large patio, basketball court and expansive rear property.

This traditional treasure turned modern family home is listed for $2.9 million with Lois Schneider Realtor, an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®.

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