Yogi Berra’s former Montclair mansion goes on market for $3.2 million
By LINDA MOSS
The listing says “Live like a Hall of Famer.” And if you have $3.199 million, you can in fact take up residence in the Tudor mansion that Yankee legend Yogi Berra once occupied in Montclair.
The 1.4-acre estate on Wayside Place has 13 rooms, with five bedrooms and 5 ½ bathrooms, according to the description provided on the website of Halstead Property, the firm that is handling the sale.
The real estate taxes alone on the 6,800-square-foot mansion are $57,733 a year.
The listing says the house has been restored by its current owner, who according to The Wall Street Journal is Rose Cali, the widow of New Jersey real estate magnate John Cali. Through a merger, his company later became Mack-Cali Realty.
The former Berra house has a large living room with a fireplace, a turreted dining room with a cathedral ceiling, an office and a renovated kitchen with adjoining breakfast room.
“Original, gleaming hardwood floors, natural woodwork, a slate roof and leaded glass windows are but a handful of the historic architectural details found in this home,” according to Halstead.
The house's amenities also include a billiards room and a second-floor library.
The property “features gorgeous professional landscaping, mature trees and Bluestone terraces that surround a pool, outdoor fireplace, gazebo and bocce court,” according to Halstead.
The estate also has a port-cochere and a circular driveway.
Halstead describes itself as “the official luxury real estate firm of the New York Yankees.” The agent handling the former Berra property is Christine Lane.