Luxury Living

A home above the rest

Do you ever drive past a big, beautiful historic mansion, wondered who it was built for and imagine the exquisite details and luxurious rooms found inside?

Well wonder no more! You can visit and even own an architectural, stunning and historic mansion. Built around 1910 and located on a secluded enclave at the top of a mountain at 36 Afterglow Way in Montclair is a Mediterranean-inspired villa that would fulfill anyone’s dreams. With its 14 spacious rooms filled with amazing period details, it has eight bedrooms, a modern chef’s kitchen and 5 baths, and plenty of room for the entire family to live, play, and work.  The banquet-sized dining room features a stunning fireplace, leaded-glass built-ins, plus double French doors to the south loggia for graceful entertaining. The breathtaking geometric foyer has original, rich and warm woodwork, colorful leaded glass windows and turned staircase that opens to both formal and private living spaces.

You can enjoy the stunning panoramic views and watch incredible sunsets from inside the home or from the two loggias located on the sprawling and beautifully landscaped grounds. Majestic and mature trees are also spaced throughout the property. There’s plenty of room for entertainment but be careful who you invite – they may never want to leave!

Even the drive to the neighborhood is magical. Car’s cruise along the legendary yellow brick road that rises steeply from Bloomfield Avenue. This vintage technological feature was thought to ease the ascent of cars made before the invention of fuel injectors. Instead of finding yourself in Oz though, you’ll arrive in a neighborhood of extraordinary mountaintop estates.

This mansion is thought to have first been owned by George J. Ferry, Jr., who resided with his wife Anna May Elliott Ferry and their children. He was the son of prominent businessman and philanthropist George J. Ferry, Sr., who served as the Mayor of Orange and also founded George J. Ferry & Co., one of the oldest manufacturers of soft fur hats in Newark and one of the largest hat manufacturers in all of America. 

To visit this, contact Realtor® Robert Northfield of Keller Williams Midtown Direct  http://www.robertnorthfieldrealestate.com/ or call 973-544-8001.

Maybe soon, when people drive by and wonder who lives in that grand and gorgeous house, you can say “I do!”

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