481 Fairmount Ave,
Chatham Twp. NJ

4 beds | 3 baths | 0.52 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3471403


Centrally located in The Chathams, this updated and move-in ready home is truly charming. Nearly every part of this home has been renovated in the past 10 years with timeless finishes and sought-after amenities.  The brick front stairway opens into a center hall where gleaming wood floors flow throughout. The front-to-back living room is ideal for sophisticated relaxation in front of the gas-log fireplace, and showcases custom millwork and plantation shutters. A first floor guest room doubles as a study and is complemented by a full bath nearby. 

Entertaining is effortless in the open dining  and kitchen areas, which feature Shaker-style cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash and quartz-style countertops. A sunny family room area completes this casual space where walls of windows overlook the lush yard with ever-changing garden blooms. 

A spacious master bedroom with tray ceilings and abundant windows offers a private retreat. It features generous custom closets and an en suite bathroom with marble-topped double sinks, a glass enclosed shower, subway tile walls. Also on the second level are two additional bedrooms, a renovated full bath with a tub and shower, and a large laundry room.

Recreation opportunities are plentiful on the finished lower level, currently used as a play room and exercise area.  An unfinished portion of the basement provides additional storage as does attic space over the two-car attached garage.

A patio accessed from the family room is framed by a perennial garden, a stone wall and a gently sloping lawn.  This inviting home offers a comfortable lifestyle in a prime location near schools, transportation to New York City, shops and parks.

large custom closets, 2nd fl laundry. Stunning living room w/ gas fpl and plantation shutters & bay window with sunsets and distant views & gas fpl. Versatile main fl BR can also be a study. Tiled full bath, and open dining/kitchen family room spaces for easy living and entertaining. Direct access to private landscaped yard. Two additional guest BRs on 2nd level with renovated hall bathroom. Finished, walk-out basement, attached 2-car garage, private yard with patio, stone walls, perennial gardens, in-ground sprinkler system. 2- zone heating & cooling installed, doors and windows replaced.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 3
Property Type Residential
Acreage 0.52
Style Cape Cod, Colonial
Taxes $11,041 (2017)


Elementary Southern
High Chatham
Middle Chatham
Number of Rooms 8
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Finished-Partially, Walkout, French Drain, Full
Renovation Year 2010
Community Living No
  • TubShowr
  • StallShw
  • SecurSys
  • Blinds
  • WndwTret
  • CODetect
  • CeilHigh
  • SmokeDet


  • CO Detector
  • Range/Oven-Gas
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • Self Cleaning Oven
  • Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Sump Pump


  • Gas Fireplace
  • Living Room


  • Carpeting
  • Tile
  • Wood


  • Forced Hot Air
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural


  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • Central Air


  • Public Water

Water heater

  • Gas


  • Public Sewer

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 17x14 Second
Bedroom 2 18x14 Second
Bedroom 3 14x13 Second
Bedroom 4 18x11 First
Dining Room 11x10 First
Family Room 19x12 First
Kitchen 11x9 First
Living Room 14x23 First
Rec Room 24x20 Basement
Laundry Room 8x6 Second
  • Underground Lawn Sprinkler
  • Patio
  • Thermal Windows/Doors


  • 2 Spaces
  • Garage Door Opener


  • 2 Car Width
  • Blacktop


  • Asphalt Shingle

Listing Agent

Photo of Lynn Nebel




Chatham Township

Chatham Township, NJ real estate market

About Chatham Township

New Jersey Monthly magazine named Chatham Township #1 in their 2008 Best Places to Live edition based on its stable population growth, open space, minimal crime and low jobless rate.  This was an incredible achievement considering that 566 New Jersey municipalities were considered.

Chatham has also been noticed by other major publications.  When CNN and Money magazine ranked Chatham ninth on its list of The 100 Best Places to Live in the United States in 2005, they described it as more like a “small New England town than a bustling Big Apple ‘burb.”  Indeed, Chatham real estate offers vintage architecture, a strategic location 25 miles from Manhattan and an abiding sense of community making it a desirable destination in southeastern Morris County.

Chatham Borough and Chatham Township share a common heritage and are sometimes jointly referred to as The Chathams. Although the two are actually separate municipalities, they do share a library, school district, volunteer ambulance corps, zip code and post office.  Residents have been known to say the Township and Borough are really just like one town that happens to have two different governments.

Noteworthy for the fine examples of Colonial and Victorian architecture along its tree-lined streets, the borough’s historic district on the east end of Main Street is filled with charming homes.  Proud of its Early American roots, the borough was a resting spot for George Washington during the Revolutionary War.

Cultural opportunities in Chatham include historical, art, garden and musical groups, as well as the facilities and programs at neighboring Drew and Fairleigh Dickinson universities. Nearby communities include Summit, New Providence, Berkeley Heights, Harding Township, Madison, Florham Park, Morristown, Short Hills, Millburn and Livingston.

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