Real Estate in Cedar Grove Twp.
Geffrey Gardner

Yogi Berra’s House Under Contract

After being on the market for three months, Yankee legend Yogi Berra’s former Montclair home, a lavish Tudor mansion on Wayside Place has a buyer.

The house, which was listed for sale on May 26, went under contract Aug. 29. The closing is scheduled for Nov. 16. The final sale price won’t be posted until the transaction is complete.

The 1.4-acre estate was initially listed for $3.199 million by Halstead Property, which describes itself as “the official luxury real estate firm of the New York Yankees.” But as of last week the listed price had been trimmed by $404,000, to $2.795 million, according to MLS data on the house.

The 6,800-square-foot mansion has 13 rooms, with five bedrooms and 5 ½ bathrooms and features a large living room with a fireplace, a turreted dining room with a cathedral ceiling, its original hardwood floors, a slate roof, leaded-glass windows, a billiards room and a second-floor library.

The property also has bluestone terraces that surround a pool, outdoor fireplace, gazebo and bocce court, as well as a porte-cochere and a circular driveway.

Local property taxes on the Wayside Place property were listed at $57,733 a year.