Montclair Heights Home on 2.5 Acres with Carriage House + NYC Views

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House hunting in real life is often less glamorous than Hollywood makes it seem, which is why it’s always a good idea to have the inside scoop on the local market. Having lived in Essex County for decades, members of The Lane Team know the area personally and do their best to make house hunting enjoyable and hassle-free. Keep reading to learn more about The Lane Team and how the family-owned business operates to help people find their dream home.

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Welcome to 96 Fairfield Road in Clifton

Located in the Montclair Heights section of Clifton, about a mile from Upper Montclair, sits 96 Fairfield Road. This home is on the market for the first time since the original house was renovated in 2005. The views alone make this house truly one of a kind, as you can see spectacular views from most rooms in the house.

Original Stonework + High Ceilings Abound

The entrance hall is accented with the original stone interior archway. French doors lead from the great room to the elegant chef’s kitchen, featuring a large center island for seating and ample space for entertaining. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and cupboard-front refrigerator door panels. 

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Adjacent to the kitchen sits the breakfast room which highlights the high ceilings and hardwood floors found throughout the home. The first floor also provides access to the outdoor patio which overlooks 2+ acres of landscaped grounds, offering privacy while not limiting the view.

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Skyline Views from the Second Floor

The second floor houses the primary suite which includes two walk-in closets, an ensuite bathroom with soaking tub, and views of New York City. All four bedrooms located on the second floor have ensuite bathrooms. There is an additional in-law suite complete with living room and kitchen.

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The Game Room + Carriage House

The third floor of the main house features a 28-foot by 35-foot game room perfect for billiards, a media area, crawl space access, and skyline views. Behind the main house sits the spacious carriage house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Built in 1985, the carriage house has a separate driveway, central A/C, and a two-car garage — an ideal setup for comfortably hosting guests. Utilities are billed separately from the main house which means it could also be an opportunity for additional income.

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Virtually Staged

While the property is expansive and private with more than 2.5 acres, it is conveniently located to major highways, providing easy access to all that Northern New Jersey and New York City have to offer. In under 20 minutes you can easily drive to the MetLife Stadium, Meadowlands Racetrack, or New York City.

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A Team of Essex County Real Estate Experts

The Team Leader Chris Lane and Brittany Forsyth, the Director of Operations and Marketing, oversee the daily operations of The Lane Team, while the sales agents work with buyers and sellers to track down that perfect fit.

“We offer full real estate services including listing and sales consultations for sellers and buyers, rental services, property management, and a referral network of agents across the globe,” Chris Lane told The Montclair Girl. “The best part of running our own business is the ability to directly connect to members of our communities and help them achieve their goal of homeownership.”

The Lane Team office is located at 113 Grove Street in Montclair. You can call 973-509-3500 or email info@laneteam.com to schedule an appointment and view their properties here.


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With two little ones at home, this North Carolina native has worked remotely for the past five years as a freelance writer. Ainsley moved to New Jersey in 2016 and fell in love with the Garden State. She is always on the lookout for what’s going on in the greater New York area, from new restaurants and businesses opening to can’t-miss events highlighting local culture. Outside of writing and being a mother, Ainsley loves to dive into a good book, practice speaking French, and dream up new ways to decorate her apartment.