10 El Patio Street is on a cul-de-sac a short distance from Montclair Village, with its shops and restaurants and other conveniences, and only a few minutes from highly rated local schools. And it’s only a few more minutes to Rockridge, Elmwood or down the hill to Glenview. The initial and lasting impression of 10 El Patio Street is one of privacy and seclusion – a place far from the madding crowd. Close to everything; yet a world apart.
The Living Room’s vaulted ceiling and beams transition to classic beadboard ceiling and crown molding in the Sunroom and the beamed wood ceiling of the Formal Dining Room. French Doors on either side of the fireplace lead out to a private, intimate courtyard patio with its own fireplace.
The Kitchen retains its charm with a vintage Wedgewood stove, red oak hardwood flooring and a pretty view of the back courtyard patio. Tastefully updated with Carrara marble counters, white subway tile backsplash and thoughtfully selected light fixtures. The stainless steel Franke extra-deep sink, fridge and Bosche dishwasher complete the modern amenities.
Each bathroom is unique: the wainscoted ensuite bath off the front bedroom, the tiled hall bath with a large tub, and the conveniently located powder room next to the laundry. Common to all are the shuttered windows and quality fixtures from brands such as Kohler, Porcher, Toto, Moen and Grohe.
The two spacious bedrooms feature classic period crown molding, hardwood floors, excellent closet space and shutters at the windows.
The Sunroom is, quite simply, the room you never want to leave! There is in an abundance of natural light. French Doors and tall windows look out on the private expanse of the front garden, its large mature trees and across to the detached studio.
The large office/studio just across the lawn from the main house was built in 2009 with permit. Carefully designed to mirror the sunroom it also features an additional storage room. The French Doors and windows offer garden outlooks, the ceiling is vaulted and the floor finish is stained concrete.
It is rare to find a level lot and expansive lawn in Montclair. This lush, wooded setting is beautifully landscaped with patios, brick walkways, raised flower beds, mature bushes and trees.
The fully enclosed front and back yards are a delight to the eyes and restorative to the soul. And it seems only fitting to have two patios, front and back, on El Patio Street!