Discover this captivating traditional home in Montclair's coveted Merriewood neighborhood. A rare find near Thornhill Elementary and Montclair Village—an indoor/outdoor entertainer's dream! Inside, a well-designed level-in entrance creates an optimal floor plan featuring three bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the upper level. The flow is fantastic, with an updated kitchen seamlessly connecting to the dining and living rooms. Enjoy morning coffee or evening cocktails on the charming covered patio. The primary bedroom bathed in natural light opens onto the front yard, offering a serene retreat, complemented by the spa-like updated primary bath. The lower level, with an optional separate entrance, provides flexibility and convenience. It includes a second living and recreation area, two additional bedrooms, and a third well-apportioned bathroom. The owners have thoughtfully created a unique level yard and deck space accessible from the lower level, a rarity in Montclair, offering ample space for outdoor play and enjoyment, complete with an adorable play structure. This exceptional home boasts bonus features that elevate its value and functionality, including an automatic backup generator, central air conditioning, and a Tesla EV charger. A true gem and must see!