- 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07042
Welcome to Evergreens, located at 30 North Mountain Avenue, Montclair. This is the family home of the Charles Shultz family, built in 1896 and given to The Montclair History Center in 1996 for use as a museum. The members of the Shultz family were the only occupants of the home until that time…100 years. It remains in original condition with the exception of the kitchen stove that was added in the 1920’s. The Reception Hall was known as the “living hall” when the home was built and features magnificent oak woodwork, herringbone oak flooring, leaded glass windows and a fireplace. The formal rooms of the home feature exquisite woodwork and ornate detail, including a Delft tile surround in the Dining Room, beautiful wooden glass enclosed shelving in the Library, and a large welcoming fireplace in the Living Room. The Music Room, with its curved walls, was the perfect spot to entertain, by the fire, during the Shultz residency. Both the Living Room and Music Room windows overlook the large wrap around front porch that back in the day would have had wicker furniture for outside entertaining and peaceful viewing of the New York City skyline. Each floor was be accessed by a 1896 state of the art elevator that is still intact.
The second floor of the home features 6 family Bedrooms with oversized windows allowing sun to stream in. As was common for the age of the home, there is 1 family bathroom on this floor, although each of the bedrooms have a marble sink for washing up. There are 2 servants quarter rooms and a bath in the west wing of the home.
The third floor of the home houses Charles Shultz’s workshop, a large Sitting Room with fireplace, and two additional bedrooms and a family Bathroom. There is also “tin room” that was used to store clothes in the summer and an attic on the 4th level. Inside the attic are stairs to a roof top observatory, complete with an early 1900’s telescope.
The stables in the 2 bedroom carriage house are intact also and are fascinating to see. One can only imagine the horses housed and the carriages stored there!
You can just imagine, as you tour this home what life was like in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is truly a home where time has stood still. All lovers of true architectural beauty with an appreciation for unmatched detail will be fascinated by this home. Make this estate quality property, sitting on almost 2 acres of land, your restoration project.