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House of the Week: $5.6 million for a luxury mansion just steps from Forest Hill Village

ADDRESS: 4 Montclair Avenue


AGENT: Andrew Victor Zimet, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited

PRICE: $5,590,000

THE PLACE: This 6,000-square-foot-plus home is just steps from Forest Hill Village—no need to drive for that Saturday morning coffee run anymore.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Rich mahogany is passé—opt instead for a walnut library, an enormous wooden kitchen island topped with a granite slab and oak flooring throughout.

BIG SELLING POINT: A house teeming with ultra-luxe features: 11-foot ceilings on the main floor, eight-foot high windows, limestone exterior columns, a six-burner stove with griddle in the kitchen, and a Victoria and Albert soaker tub in the master bath (to say nothing of the nine bathrooms for only six bedrooms).

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Sure, the sloped roof trimmed with copper eaves looks great from the exterior, but the third floor’s slanted ceilings will be too short for the grownups (of course, you can always work on your evil step-parenting skills and banish the kids to the attic).

• $5,590,000
• $15,747 (2011 taxes)
• 11-foot ceilings
• 9 bathrooms
• 8-foot windows
• 6 bedrooms
• 2 fireplaces