This week, we’re visiting homes with in-law suites. Why not start with a bi-level ranch, a home style that’s practically made for an in-law suite?
The 3,672-square-foot Suffern bi-level was built in 1973, like a lot of other similarly styled houses during Rockland County’s initial building boom—when the grass looked greener from the New York City side. The house has been expanded and improved a lot since then, and now has five bedrooms and three baths on its third-of-an-acre lot.
Head upstairs from the entry into this clean, open living/dining room. High ceilings and a hardwood floor keep it bright and airy. The pass-through from the kitchen is actually a breakfast nook, with three seats on the dining-room side…
..and three more on the kitchen side of the granite tabletop. Sleek cabinets add storage underneath in a deep-honey woodtone.
More of the granite and wood accent the rest of the kitchen, which has stainless-steel and black appliances, a mix of wood and glass-front upper cabinets, and a ceramic-tile floor. The end of the kitchen opens into the great room.
Perfect for a big family, this room also has high ceilings, a hardwood floor, and a brick fireplace. Sliders open to the outside…
…onto an expanded, blue-painted deck.
The primary bedroom has four closets and a vestibule dressing room.
The primary ensuite bath has skylights, a glass shower, jetted tub, and a two-level, ceramic-tile floor.
Two more bedrooms—each a good size, with hardwood floors—are on the main level.
They share this hall bath that has tiled walls and updated fixtures.
Downstairs are two more bedrooms…
…and a bathroom with a tub-shower combo and tile floors.
There’s an eat-in kitchen with white cabinets and a linoleum floor.
A den has its own fireplace down here, too.
The living room has wall-to-wall carpeting and twin ceiling fans.
It also has a door leading to this private patio.
The house is a five-minute drive to downtown Suffern’s restaurants and shops and the NJ Transit train station for commuters.
If this expanded bi-level expands your imagination, find out more about 68 Maplewood Boulevard, Suffern, from Devora Sekula with Q Home Sales.