5744 Grisborne Avenue is an inviting 1++ bedroom, 1 bath Montclair home that will charm you from the moment you step in the door. The home was built in 1926 and measures at 902 square feet. An additional 136 square feet can be found in the detached studio and there is an oversized 379 square foot two car garage (measured).

A pathway winds through the front garden leading you directly to the front door. On the way, pass a lovely outdoor sitting area. Mature plantings surround the area giving it a sense of privacy, and a great place to unwind after a long day of work.

Walk into the home and straight away you will notice the beautiful newly refinished oak hardwood floors and freshly painted walls. To the left of the entryway is the sweet living room with a cozy fireplace and stunning arched window that looks out to the front yard and brings in tons of natural light. Across from the living room is the formal dining room with an identical arched window, fun light fixture, and easy access to the kitchen.

Directly off the dining room is the sunny kitchen. Hosting dinner parties will be a breeze with this convenient layout! The kitchen features freshly painted cabinets, a cute built-in desk and a stacked washer and dryer. Above the desk find a wonderful leaded glass door that adds character and additional storage. Sit here and enjoy a view of the lush maple tree out the window.

From the kitchen a French door opens out to the lovely brick patio. The patio is a great place to dine al fresco with friends!

Right off the patio is the detached studio, perfect for a home office, workout or art space. Bracketing the door are two built-in brick planter beds with adorable boxwoods. This space has parquet wood floors, ample windows that let in a ton of light, and a cozy wood stove.

Off the living room the hardwood floors flow into the bedroom. This room has a spacious closet with access from both the bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom has charming vintage tile, plenty of natural light, and a deep tub/ shower combination.

Just off the bedroom, is the plus space. This bright room with new modern light fixture can easily be used as an office, nursery or sitting room. Both the bedroom and plus space have newer windows.

On the practical side the home has an oversized detached two car garage with a workshop space and off street parking in the form of the driveway.

This is also a terrific location. Around the block is local favorite Thornhill Coffee Shop, stop in for a pastry or cup of coffee on your way to work. Duvin is also right around the corner a great place have a drink after a long day. The 7-11 is a good place to grab last minute groceries.

This home is just minutes from Montclair Village where you will find shops, services, restaurants and grocery stores. Make sure to take in the farmers market every Sunday. There are also several street fairs each year featuring art, food and music. Nearby trails will make for great weekend adventures and Montclair Swim Club is just minutes away.

Highway 13, which feeds to both 580 and 24, is nearby making this a great commute location as well.

5744 Grisborne Avenue is a wonderful house in a convenient location- a great place to call home!



Tucked away in the wooded hills and winding streets above Oakland, Montclair is a small community with an appealing central shopping district. Sizable custom homes, along with a mix of Mediterranean, Craftsman, and contemporary-style homes are situated on forested lots, offering an elegant retreat from the city.

Just around the corner is local favorite Thornhill Coffee Shop, stop in for a pastry or cup of coffee on your way to work. Duvin is also right around the corner a great place grab a drink after work. The 7-11 is a good place to grab last minute groceries  

The Montclair Business District is a throwback to a simpler time before strip malls, megamalls, and big-box stores.

Residents can find everything they need, from dry cleaning and groceries to restaurants. Local restaurant favorites include the Montclair Egg Shop, Flipper’s Gourmet Burgers, and Crogan’s Montclair Restaurant. Gourmet specialty items are available at Le Bonbon, and Farmstead Wine and Cheese.

A farmers market on Sundays provides fresh local produce and baked goods. Montclair is home to fine-arts festivals throughout the year and a jazz festival in the late summer that enlivens the street scene. 


Offer Date: Wednesday, August 29th by 1pm

Open Houses:
Sunday, August 19th from 2:00-4:30pm

Sunday, August 26th from 2:00-4:30pm

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