164 Van Houton Ave,
Chatham Twp. NJ

4 beds | 2.1 baths | 0.64 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3585078


Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Chatham’s desirable Highlands neighborhood, this four-bedroom Colonial brims with curb appeal. Combining sophistication and comfortable elegance, spacious rooms are enhanced by abundant windows and gleaming hardwood floors. Set on over a half-acre of professionally landscaped property, the surroundings feature wooded privacy, lush green lawns and stunning sunset views. 

Introducing the layout is a foyer with a guest closet and traditional moldings. Highlights of the flowing floor plan include a formal living room warmed by a wood-burning fireplace and a well-appointed formal dining room with molding details and tall windows.

The kitchen is light and bright with abundant counters and cabinets, plus a bay-windowed breakfast area overlooking the yard. Situated off the kitchen, natural light cascades into the family room. A door accesses the sunroom designed with three walls of windows framing natural views. Completing this floor are laundry and powder rooms. 

Four bedrooms on the second floor include the master suite with ample closet space and a full master bath. Another full bath serves the secondary bedrooms.

The finished lower level presents additional space in a recreation room with an office area. Access to the garage and the outside are also found here.

This Colonial’s desirable Highlands location is close to top-rated schools, shopping, recreation and Midtown Direct trains.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 2
Half Bathrooms 1
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1974
Acreage 0.64
Style Colonial
Taxes $19,987 (2018)


Elementary Southern
High Chatham
Middle Chatham
Number of Rooms 10
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Walkout, Finished
Renovation Year 2018
Community Living No
Pets Allowed Yes
  • Security System


  • CarbMDet
  • OvnWElec
  • Refrig
  • CookGas
  • Dishwshr
  • KitExhFn
  • Microwav


  • Living Room
  • Wood Burning


  • Carpeting
  • Tile
  • Wood


  • 1 Unit
  • Forced Hot Air

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural


  • 1 Unit
  • Central Air


  • Water Charge Extra
  • Public Water

Water heater

  • Gas


  • Public Sewer
  • Sewer Charge Extra


  • Cable TV Available
  • Fiber Optic Available
  • Garbage

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 17x12 Second
Bedroom 2 15x13 Second
Bedroom 3 15x12 Second
Bedroom 4 14x10 Second
Dining Room 13x12 First
Family Room 19x14 First
Kitchen 16x13 First
Living Room 20x13 First
Florida/3Season 22x15 First
Rec Room 24x13 Basement
Laundry Room 12x6 First
Storage Room 21x15 Basement
  • Underground Lawn Sprinkler
  • Wood Fence


  • 2 Spaces
  • DoorOpnr
  • Attached
  • Built-In
  • InEntrnc


  • 2 Car Width
  • Additional Parking
  • Blacktop


  • Asphalt Shingle


  • Level Lot
  • Cul-De-Sac

Listing Agent

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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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