🏡 "Must-see" mid-century style home in Upper Montclair listed for under $1M

🏡 Designed by architect Edward Durell Stone — whose works include NYC landmarks

🏡 Home described as "hidden oasis" that had 1 owner for over 50 years


MONTCLAIR — A mid-century style home by a famous architect — who created several New York landmarks and a notable New Jersey venue — has been listed for sale at just under $1 million.

“This notable 1959 home, designed by architect Edward Durell Stone seamlessly blends with nature thru its floor-to-ceiling windows with year round 360 degree views including NYC's iconic skyline,"  according to the listing by realtor Amy Owens of the Keller Williams, NJ Metro Group.

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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Among the most famous of Stone’s building designs: Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Modern Art and Columbus Circle, all in Manhattan.

PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel (Google Maps, Livenation.com)
PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel (Google Maps, Livenation.com)
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Stone also designed the "saucer" style amphitheater at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel — and the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C.

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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The house offers more than 2,200 square feet with an open floor plan and “classic Japanese influences,” according to the listing.

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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A primary suite is on the first floor.

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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In addition to a bedroom, the first floor includes a full bathroom and access to an outside deck.

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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The Montclair home features a “large living room, framed by a stunning wall of windows.”

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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A loft overlooks the living room & is perfect for an office.

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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A dining room includes built-in storage.

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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The open kitchen also has access to the deck and patio.

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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An open staircase leads to a lower level, “informal family room with beamed ceiling.”

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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The family room includes built-in shelves and a wet bar.

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams))
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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There are also the three other bedrooms, another full bathroom and a half-bath.

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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“The entire perimeter is surrounded by decking in the japanese engawa style, accessed thru glass doors on all sides, truly embracing the concept of inviting the outside in,” according to the listing.

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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The outside of the home includes a cascading water feature, patio and natural landscaping.

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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The property includes a two-car, detached garage.

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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The house has been under the same ownership for more than 50 years with “meticulous” maintenance, the listing also said.

(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
(Realtor Amy Owens via NJ Metro Group, Keller Williams)
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The home at 260 Upper Mountain Avenue is less than two miles from Montclair University.

It also is close to the Presby Iris Gardens and Essex County park property, Kip's Castle Park, among other attractions.

Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at erin.vogt@townsquaremedia.com

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