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Century-Old Maplewood Home Sells for $1.6 Million

53 Curtis Place Maplewood NJ — Robert Northfield

53 Curtis Place in Maplewood was sold on March 15 for $1,600,000 — the highest amount paid for a home in Maplewood in the last ten years, according to Robert Northfield, the realtor who listed and sold the home, which was listed for $1,499,000.

The six-bedroom home, built in 1916, was recently fully renovated and it shows. The home features a master suite with full bath and gas fireplace, a chef’s kitchen, butler’s pantry, loads of marble finishes, a turned staircase, a half acre of land, two “laundry centers” and scads of closets, closets, closets. Check it out at www.53CurtisPlMaplewood.com.

Village Green has noted rising sale prices for luxury homes in Maplewood in several recent stories, with not only Brooklynites looking to move to town but New Jerseyans from nearby towns opting for Maplewood‘s walkability and closer commute to New York City.

According to Northfield, another home in Maplewood was listed for $1.6 million last year; however, that home sold for $1.3 million. Northfield, who specializes in luxury homes, said that the highest price paid for a listed Maplewood home in recent years (since 2008) was $1.4 million for 438 Walton Road.

The all-time record for price paid for a Maplewood home still belongs to the pre-2008 financial meltdown: In 2007, a unit at 616 South Orange Avenue, listed for $1.99 million, sold for $1.8 million. And in 2006, 15-19 Tower Drive sold for $1.9 million (it was listed at the same price).

The recent record of $1.6 million set by 53 Curtiss Place could be short-lived. One Kermit Road, which listed for $1,525,000, is currently under contract. The sale price will be revealed after closing in June, according to realtor Sue Adler.

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