RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — What Ridgewood realtor Frances Ekblom likes most about the Victorian Brookside Avenue home featured Sunday in The New York Times are its many juxtapositions.
"It's like living in yesteryear with the standards you need for today," said Ekblom of Tarvin Realtors.
"It's that fusion of this contemporary, updated home but has the rich detail of the past."
The dramatic ceilings. The grand, sweeping staircase. Iconic linen closets.
It's all part and parcel of what makes the house — on the market for $1.695 million — one of its kind.
The recently-renovated, 5-bedroom home boasts a wrap-around porch, a pool and pool house, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and a fireplace.
Walk up to the third floor and you'll see a bonus room, complete with a mini-fridge, microwave, bathroom and lots of living space. The basement offers a laundry room, an office, storage space, a half-bath and recreation area.
The 1905 house sits on a half-acre of land and — although tucked away in its own private corner — is within walking distance to the heart of the village.
"It's in a key location," said Ekblom, a Ridgewood native. "Only a few blocks away from the schools. It's where the action is, but there's still privacy."