This week’s open house column is sponsored by Kate McDonough.

The local real estate market just keeps chugging along with close to 80 open houses in the greater Baristaville area. Sixty seven Cambridge has a nice sized dining room for those holiday dinners. I always end up at the kids’ table. Check out the cool powder room under the main staircase in the Victorian in Caldwell. Doesn’t the TP seem a little too far from the commode?

67 Cambridge Road, Montclair

List Price: $659,000
Taxes: $20,612
Lot size: 60′ x 160′
BRM/BTH: 4/2

Sweetly set on a gracious street just a couple of blocks to the train and Farmer’s Market is this freshly painted well-maintained 1925 center hall colonial. Major systems have been replaced including the roof. Welcoming screened-in front porch. Central air-conditioning. Spacious and sunlit throughout. NYC bus at the corner. Open 2-4 p.m.


72 Gates Avenue, Montclair

List Price: $729,000
Taxes: $18,434
Lot size: 80′ x 145′
BRM/BTH: 5/2

Craftsman colonial on Victorian Row near downtown Montclair shops, restaurants and NYC transportation. Original details, wood burning stove, leaded glass, hardwood floors and open floorplan. Laundry room on second floor can become another bedroom. Bright and Sunny rooms, Fabulous screened in porch. Great closets. Large eat-in kitchen. Large rear patio opens onto wonderful sunlit yard. Powder room in basement. Open 2-4 p.m.


5 Yale Terrace, Montclair

List Price: $829,000
Taxes: $28,263
Lot size: 60′ x 161′
BRM/BTH: 5/4.1

Center hall colonial features renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters, breakfast room with cathedral ceilings, family room with sliders to a new back patio, formal dining room, large living room with wood burning fireplace, sun room, and an office nook. Each of the four second-floor bedrooms has its own connected bath. A new Jack and Jill bath opens to two beds and their own dressing rooms. Cathedral ceiling master bedroom has walk-in closet and bath. Freshly painted with designer palate, new roof, new windows, two-zone central air and private yard. Close to Watchung Plaza shops and restaurants. Open 2-4 p.m.


89 Bryant Avenue

List Price: $459,900
Taxes: $13,250
Lot size: 50′ x 100′
BRM/BTH: 5/3

Expanded Cape Cod features five bedrooms, three baths and spacious master bedroom, with his and her’s double door closet. Master bath has extra long modern bath, skylight, Jacuzzi, his and her’s vanity and a shower stall with glass enclosures. All four bedrooms have double-door closets. Home also has hardwood floors, multi-zone heat and air conditioning, upgraded electric and solar system. Close to NYC transportation, restaurants and shopping malls and houses of worship. Oak View Grade School is a Blue Ribbon School. Open 1-5 p.m.


487 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge

List Price: $1,479,000
Taxes: $30,489
Lot size: 85′ x 200′
BRM/BTH: 4/4.2

Renovated and professionally decorated Colonial features paneled library, family and music rooms, living room and formal dining room. Chef’s kitchen has a center island, quartz counter tops, custom cabinets and a La Cornue range. The second level features luxurious master suite with spa-like bath and large walk-in closet, two additional ample bedrooms each with en-suite baths, and laundry. Third floor features a bedroom and another full bath. Finished lower level with walk-out to an expansive landscaped backyard great for entertaining. Open 2-4 p.m.


34 Crane Street, Caldwell

List Price: $849,000
Taxes: $16,323
Lot size: 100′ x 147′
BRM/BTH: 5/3.1

Award-winning Victorian features many original details, double height porch, extra high ceilings, beautiful moldings, round rooms, hardwood flooring throughout, six Neo Classical fireplaces, original oversized pocket door to the living room and first-floor powder room under main staircase. The renovated eat-in kitchen has a back staircase leading to the second floor. Home has a Victorian speaking tube that communicates with the third floor. Exterior awning and original stove in basement in as is condition. Open 1-4 p.m.