Elegant with Flowing Space

by Jackie on May 11, 2012

97 Barchester Way, Westfield

Barchester sold

Asking Price $859,000

For the connoisseur of fine living, an elegant home that speaks of the pride of ownership.

This gracious home welcomes you with a sense of abundant, flowing space and large, bright rooms.  The home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and a powder room.

The first floor’s open floor plan includes spacious and elegant reception rooms including a expansive sunken living room, formal dining room with sliding doors leading to the deck and a family room with full brick fireplace.  There is also a large eat-in kitchen which features a breakfast area, pantry and door leading to the side patio. Enjoy the convenience of a first floor Master Bedroom and junior bedroom.  The second floor has two large junior bedrooms, a full bathroom and an unfinished room with a wall of windows that is currently being used as an artist’s studio.  The large, finished basement consists of a recreation room, game room, office/bedroom and full bathroom.Sold shot 2012-02-27 at 11.40.20 PM

Enjoy summer evenings relaxing on the large deck overlooking a picturesque setting of gardens and shade trees.  The home is located on a quiet, tree lined street in a very desirable neighborhood in Westfield.  It is located minutes away from lively, downtown and close to New York City transportation, restaurants, schools and parks.  The home is approximately a 20 minute drive from Newark Airport.

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First Floor

Entry Foyer with dramatic antique brick wall

Dramatic Living Room with built in custom cabinetry

Formal Dining Room with sliding doors to deck and back yard

Large Eat-In Kitchen with breakfast area and pantry and door to side patio

Family Room with dramatic fireplace with antique brick

First Floor Master Bedroom with bathroom

First Floor Junior Bedroom

Second Floor

Two Spacious Junior Bedrooms.

Full Bathroom

Studio with large window, current being used by artist

Basement

Recreation Room

Game Room

Office/Bedroom with full bathroom

Storage Room and utility room

2 car Attach Garage with automatic door opener

Washer and Dryer

Backyard

Large deck and side patio

Beautiful wooded grounds provide shady comfort

General

Gas Forced Air Heat

Central Air Conditioning

Furnace replaced 2009

Year Built:  1987

Lot Size:      50×190

Taxes:         $11,034.42  (2011)

Schools:  Franklin Elementary School, 700 Prospect St, Westfield. Click for Info

Roosevelt Intermediate School, 301 Clark St, Westfield     Click for info

Westfield High School, 550 Dorian Road.   Click for info

 

Click: See the Virtual Tour and Interactive Floor Plan

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Learn About Westfield:

School Information:

The Mission of the Westfield Public School District is “A system built on successful cooperation among family, school and community, to prepare all students to reach their highest potential and to become productive, ethical and responsible citizens, through rigorous educational programs, that respect individual differences and diversity.”

The Westfield NJ School System is known for its excellent Public School System.  Over 90% of recent graduates of Westfield High School continue their education with over 80% entering four-year colleges.  Average SAT scores of Westfield’s High School students are well above State and National levels in both Verbal and Mathematics categories.

Elementary Schools are on both the North and South sides of Westfield.  There are two Intermediate schools, one on each side of Westfield and Westfield High School is on the south side of town, close to the town center.

Franklin Elementary School

Franklin Elementary is a very busy school that keeps its students hopping!  The average number of students runs around 629 with a 1:13.6 student-to-teacher ratio.  It caters to Grade Levels 1 through 5.  The school prides itself on maintaining an outdoor garden where the Habitat Club plant shrubs, vegetables, herbs and flowers that are studied by all the students.  There is also a character education program and volunteer service opportunities for students.  These include the “Two Lunch Tuesday” program which has the families of Franklin School donating meals to the needy.  All classrooms in 3rd to 5th Grades have interactive white boards designed to incorporate technology into the classroom.  There is also an active Student Council and a Student Newspaper.  Added to all of this the parent/teacher organization also runs a book fair, the annual Pumpkin Fair, the school store and cultural assemblies.

Roosevelt Intermediate School

Roosevelt is located on the north side of Westfield and has an average student population of 758, equating into a student-to-teacher ratio of 1:12.6.  The school offers many extracurricular programs including a peer leadership program, anti-bullying workshops, etc.  The Teddy Roosevelt Scholars Program facilitates students to carry out independent study projects and there are many recognition programs, including an honor roll breakfast, Rough Rider Awards and Praise from the Principal Awards. There are also an array of  student clubs covering everything from the arts to athletics to the sciences.

Westfield High School

Westfield High School is located on the south side of town and serves the entire 9th to 12th Grade population in Westfield.  There are approximately 1,800 students and the teacher-to-student ratio is 1:11.6.  The school offers over 170 courses in college prep and has over 80 clubs.  Fifty percent of the students take Advanced Placement classes and 68% take honors classes.  In the class of 2009, there were six National Merit Semi-Finalists. Westfield High School constantly appears in lists of the Top 50 Schools in New Jersey.  The Westfield High School students produce a number of different publications, including the weekly Hi’s Eye student newspaper (and monthly Iris Entertainment section), which has gained national recognition for more than thirty years. It is the only non-censored, self-funded high school newspaper in New Jersey. Since 1983, Westfield High School students have operated a public-access cable TV station producing award-winning live and single-camera productions.  Westfield High School has 27 varsity athletic teams, many of which are of championship level.  The school offers numerous clubs and organization which cater to students’ interests across the board.

 

 

Commuting Information

Many people working in Manhattan and surrounding areas are drawn to live in Westfield, NJ.  It’s ideal to live in a pretty town, with an active town center and have easy access by rail and bus service into New York City.

By Rail

New Jersey Transit’s Raritan Valley Line provides rail service from the Westfield train station into Newark Penn Station and then a direct connection of one stop into Penn Station New York.  There is also a direct train running non-stop from Westfield to Newark Penn Station  several times during both morning and evening rush hours.  On the non-stop service, the average one-way journey time from Westfield to Penn Station New York is about 50 minutes.

Time Table and Train Service Info:   Click Here

There is also the popular connection to the PATH Rapid Transit System train from Newark Penn Station that travels via Jersey City to downtown Manhattan.

By Bus

For those who prefer to travel by bus, New Jersey Transit operates Bus Line No 113.  It stops outside Westfield Train Station, on the north side, and travels to the Port Authority in Midtown Manhattan.  A one-way trip takes approximately 55 minutes.

Time Table and Bus Service Info:  Click Here

In addition, express service to New York City is available along Route 22 on the northern edge of Westfield  (New Jersey Transit bus routes 114 & 117).

Parking

For information regarding purchasing permits for commuter parking, you should contact Westfield’s Parking Service Department at (908) 789-4044.  There is a waiting list for commuter permits.  For general parking, metered parking is available throughout the town.  There are also several public parking lots with pay stations.  Daily parking permits are available in Lot 3 on a first-come, first-served basis for $5 a day.

Downtown Westfield Parking Map

By Road

Westfield is located about 25 miles south-west of New York City.  It is conveniently located for access to major roads including the Garden State Parkway, route I-78 and route 22.  The New Jersey Turnpike and route I-287 are just a short drive away.

Airport

Westfield is about a 20 minute drive from Newark Liberty International Airport, a major gateway for both continental and international flights.

 

Contact Jackie for more info or a private showing (732) 261-6151

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