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Calm Oasis Minutes From Manhattan

403 Allaire Ave, Leonia, NJ 07605, USA


This home enjoys tranquility that is rare to find close to New York. Situated under a canopy of mature trees on a quiet winding street, this verdant oasis feels worlds away from NYC, but is just 1 mile from the GWB and 20 mins from midtown.

A major renovation and addition completed in 2013 by architectural designer/owner, transformed this Craftsman home, seamlessly blending original charm with modern style and indoor/outdoor living spaces. Move-in ready, thoughtfully designed 4 bed / 2.5 bath home with stunning kitchen (featured in Dwell magazine) and many special features. Zen-like terraced rear garden with natural stone walls, waterfall, goldfish pond, patios and lush greenery.

Located in Leonia, a boro known for it’s creative community
(“Leonia, N.J.: A Suburb of Artists, in Easy Reach of Manhattan,” NYTimes, May 4, 2019), this home is in easy walking distance of good schools, library, Highwood Hills nature trails, shops & restaurants.

First Floor

KITCHEN features 12.5 ft island, Silestone countertops, walnut accents, custom cabinetry with integrated lighting & appliance garage, solid oak flooring, GE Monogram 36″ 6-burner range, high-volume exhaust hood, Wolf under counter convection /steam oven, microwave drawer, Thermador 36″ refrigerator and 18″ freezer columns, under-counter Subzero ice-maker, Miele dishwasher, two sinks (one in island / one adj to dishwasher) create separate stations for food prep /entertaining and clean up
BREAKFAST AREA (10×10) features expansive double-hung windows on 3 sides overlooking rear garden
DINING ROOM (17×12) original Craftsman plate rail, solid oak flooring
LIVING ROOM (19×13) original: wood mantel, brick fireplace, parquet floor with inlaid border
SUNROOM (17.5×8.5) features Somfy motorized double roller shades concealed in custom designed valence, providing sun-shading and/or room-darkening at push of button – ideal for tv viewing.
First Floor also features Front Entry Porch, Foyer, Half Bath, 6 ft coat closet

Second Floor

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE king-sized bedroom (13×13), adjoining lounge with built-in window-seat, en-suite bath with radiant heated stone floor, 5ft shower with multiple heads plus steam, Duravit soaking tub, custom walnut vanity with stone countertop and double sinks, Robern uplift medicine cabinets.
3 BEDROOMS (13×12.5, 13×11, 10.5×10) original wood floors, plenty of daylight from large double-hung windows, adjacent bathroom makes perfect arrangement for children’s rooms, or guestrooms and work space
BASEMENT BONUS SPACE (24×16) this large room features radiant heated floor – ready to be converted into gym, yoga space, creative studio, or family/game/recreation room
BREEZEWAY (10×18) provides gracious covered entrance from garage to kitchen and connects front and rear gardens. This outdoor room with ceiling fan comfortably seats 14 for summer gatherings
LANDSCAPED GARDEN and outdoor spaces are yours to explore. Step out of the kitchen or off the breezeway to flagstone outdoor dining patio with goldfish pond and waterfall. For a more secluded retreat, cross the stone bridge and climb steps to reach “the camp,” a second flagstone patio nestled in the hill. Follow stone steps down to the lawn – lay on the grass and gaze into treetops, or continue down to lower pea gravel patio.

  • Spacious LAUNDRY area in BASEMENT with side by side W/D and sink; Walk-out from basement to covered outdoor storage area and exterior stairs to rear yard
  • Attached single-car GARAGE plus GARDEN SHED /Workshop space
  • Additional Parking Space along side of driveway
  • Fenced backyard w sprinkler system
  • Plantings maintained organically (no harsh chemicals in 17 years of ownership)
  • Benjamin Moore interior paint colors throughout home by designer
  • Pella Architectural Series Windows throughout
  • NEST thermostats control separate HVAC systems for first and second floor comfort zones
  • Navien on-demand hot water heater
  • Generac 20kW Automatic Standby Generator.

Viewing by appointment:  201-450-5060   

Buyer’s Brokers Welcome

There is much to love about this home: its overall design sensibility and flow supports everyday family life with ease, and it is great for entertaining. The breakfast area, with views to the back garden, is a favorite spot for watching birds and squirrels, changing weather and seasons. Turn the Sunroom into your private screening room with a push of a button and binge-watch your favorite series on Netflix. Treat yourself to a spa experience in the Master Bathroom soaking tub and steam shower. The sound of the waterfall draws everyone through the Breezeway to the goldfish pond. Enjoy the sounds of the waterfall through windows in the Breakfast Area and Master Bedroom Suite. Easy access to delightful outdoor spaces encourages one to get outside and relax in harmony with nature. Light a firepit in “the camp” for toasting s’mores. The Breezeway is wonderful multi-purpose outdoor room for mild weather dining, projects, yoga, or watching a gentle rain or snowfall. Beautiful, quiet and peaceful neighborhood on a hill with great neighbors.

Experience this home in-person to appreciate its design and unique sense of place.

2019 taxes: $16,899


  • Property ID
  • 4
  • 2.5
  • Square Footage
    2395 sqft
  • Lot Size
    0.23 acres
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    Year Built

Updated on October 28, 2019 at 5:43 pm


  • Address: 403 Allaire Ave, Leonia, NJ 07605, USA
  • City: Leonia
  • State/county: New Jersey
  • Zip/Postal Code: 07605
  • Country: United States

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John Roynon
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