It's no secret that $1 million can't buy what it used to and there is no greater evidence of that than the real estate market. However, that doesn't mean you can't buy a legitimate luxury home for around $1 million. It just depends on the location. In the Ridgewood and Bergen County area of New Jersey, the majority of homes for sale that are priced at around $1 million have noticeable luxury qualities and property space that you just can't find in large urban centers such as New York City for the same price. Of course, you'll never be able to spend only $1 million on the type of Bergen County home that the Nixons bought in 1981—a 6,000-square-foot, 15-room contemporary masterpiece on four acres of land in Saddle River, NJ—but there is still a promising selection of upscale single-family homes that offer a significant amount of space and high-end interior features to satisfy the vast majority of families.
Let's look at a few homes in Ridgewood that were recently sold or are currently for sale to give you a better idea of what approximately $1 million can buy you in Ridgewood and throughout Bergen County:
1090 Hillcrest Rd.
This sprawling traditional home includes five bedrooms, five bedrooms, and just over 3,500 square feet of interior space spread over three floors. The elegant entry foyer and majestic living room are matched by the gourmet kitchen with marble counters and ultra-modern appliances. The dining area features a sliding glass door that opens to an expansive patio, which overlooks an extremely spacious backyard that's surrounded by trees. The lower level of the home features a rec room and powder room. The home also boasts an attached two-car garage and sits on about 0.35 acres of land on one of Ridgewood's most upscale and renowned streets. The home was sold on March 30, 2017 for $1,030,000.
122 N Van Dien Ave.
Size, aesthetics, and convenience area key for this charming five-bedroom, four-bathroom colonial home. Located near Ridgewood's local hospital, multiple schools, and one of the largest parks in town, this two-story home features an oversized living room, three fireplaces, banquet-sized dining room, and a wonderful family room with beamed ceilings and massive windows that overlook the beautifully landscaped backyard. A detached two-car garage sits just off the back of the home. The total size of the home is just over 3,300 square feet, while the property is around 0.4 acres. This home sold on May 9, 2017 for $999,000.
118 Linden St.
This grand Victorian home is, as of September 12, 2017, on the market with a $929,000 listing price. It features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a lovely wrap-around porch. It's also surrounded by a vast backyard, gorgeous gardens, and a koi pond. The 3,000-square-foot home also has a beautiful interior, with an eat-in kitchen and window seats in multiple rooms.
119 Oak St.
This classic colonial home was built just before the 20th century, but it has been maintained meticulously over the years to keep its beauty. The home features a gorgeous wrap-around porch and has been renovated to feature a stunning designer kitchen that includes a wet bar. It also has an oversized family room, laundry and powder rooms, a gas fireplace, and French doors that open to an expansive patio. Surrounding the 3,300-square-foot home are lush gardens and well-maintained lawn on the 0.34-acre property. This home sold on July 18, 2017 for $970,000.
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