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54 Western Dr Short Hills, NJ 07078

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Bedrooms : 8

Bathrooms : 3

SIZE : 0.91 Acres


54 Western Dr Short Hills. 8 bedroom house for sale in Short Hills New Jersey.

Stunningly Renovated Historic Estate with Carriage House

Welcome to 54 Western Drive in the heart of the Hartshorn Historic district in Old Short Hills. Originally built in 1880, this sprawling Queen Anne style home and adjacent Carriage House have been updated to perfection with modern amenities and attention to detail at every turn. The home’s recent upgrades have only enhanced the charm of this truly unique residence.

Upon arrival, you’ll proceed through the impressive oak door and inviting tiled vestibule into the gracious Entrance Hall where elegance abounds as you peer into the grand 33 foot long Living Room where 2 gas fireplaces, ornate built-in shelves and intricate ceiling moldings set the mood for an intimate family gathering or a festive party with friends. French doors lead to a Sunroom with 8 windows overlooking the expansive property and a glass door that opens to the side porch. The adjacent Study featuring rich cherry paneling and an exquisite gas fireplace with cherry mantel and decorative tile surround provides the perfect place to work from home.

Step through an elegant archway into the Formal Dining Room highlighted by beautifully detailed picture and chair-rail moldings, gas fireplace, a spectacular crystal chandelier and gleaming hardwood floors. A more elegant dining setting will be hard to find. The adjacent gourmet Kitchen featuring a huge center island, new top-of-the-line appliances and custom cabinetry accented by fine granite is the ideal setting for the preparation of a gourmet creation or a quick snack at the breakfast bar, while the Breakfast Area with its cathedral ceiling, custom chandelier and 4 huge windows with backyard views provides an additional dining option. After the meal, retire to the beautiful Family Room and its stately gas fireplace, coffered ceiling, floor to ceiling windows and French doors leading to the huge wraparound maintenance-free deck. Here, music piped in through the built-in sound system is sure to create the atmosphere you desire. A tiled Mudroom with convenient access to the fully equipped Laundry Room and 2 Powder Rooms complete the first level living space.

The flawless fluency of the first floor transmits to the second level by way of the stately center staircase and its intricate wood detailing. Unlimited charm and allure transpire from room to room beginning with the expansive Master Suite featuring an exquisite Blue Murano chandelier, 2 large walk-in closets, a gas fireplace and glass door access to a charming Sitting Room with 9 windows open to panoramic views of property. The En Suite Bath is your own private spa retreat. Relax while you watch the flames flicker in the gas fireplace as you soak in the Jacuzzi tub or rejuvenate in the walk-in shower. Seven additional spacious bedrooms (4 with Jack & Jill En Suite Baths) with hardwood floors, large closets and built-in window seats provide multiple options and insure that family and guests each have their own private space. A large conveniently located “balloon” themed Recreation Room, ideal for family games and fun as well as an additional Hall Bath finish off the second level.

And that’s not all…the lower level provides plenty of space for all day and night family entertainment and fun. Watch movies in a cozy carpeted seating area, play Ping-Pong in the open Recreation Room then grab a snack in the Kitchenette. Here you find numerous storage options, an additional Full Bath as well as access to the 3- car garage.

And there’s more…A short walk across the brick paver driveway brings you to the Carriage House with two levels of living space providing limitless options…Guest House, In-Law Suite, Pool House…the open floor plan suits so many needs. The first floor Kitchen is open to a large Family Room boasting 9-foot ceilings, a charming exposed brick wall, unique decorative moldings and 2 French doors leading to the lush flat lawns outside. A Powder Room, 3 second level Bedrooms and Full Bath finish this unique space.

This home is a testament of timeless beauty renovated with sheer perfection. With its classic Queen Anne style, park-like grounds and close proximity to world-class shopping, fine restaurants and a Blue Ribbon school district, 54 Western Drive is truly a one-of-a-kind home.

First Level

    Vestibule with original oak door and transom, marble tile floor with decorative mosaic inlay, half tiled wall built in mirror tiles, glass door to Foyer
    Foyer with hardwood floors, walk-in coat closet and 2 wall sconces
    Dining Room with 2 French doors with transoms, crown moldings, hardwood floors, gas fireplace with decorative wood mantle and tile surround, 2 built in hidden closets, decorative picture and chair rail moldings, recessed lighting, decorative sconces, glass pocket door, chandelier with medallion, built in speakers
    Living Room with 2 gas fireplaces with tile surround and wood mantel, ornate 9” ceiling molding, recessed lighting, 2 chandeliers, hardwood floors, ornate built-in shelves and cabinet, 2 sets of French doors with original engraved hardware, access to Sunroom and backyard deck
    Sunroom with mahogany hardwood floor, exposed brick, heat and air conditioning, 8 large windows overlooking property and glass door access to side Porch
    Study with hardwood floor, wood paneling with built-in cabinets, chandelier, 2 sconces, gas fireplace with wood mantel and tile surround, chair rail and picture moldings, pocket door for privacy, glass door leading to side Porch
    Kitchen with custom cabinetry, large center island with granite countertop and stool seating and custom made 3 pendant fixture above, double stainless steel sink, tile backsplash, exposed brick wall, huge walk-in pantry recessed lighting, tile floor and top of the line new appliances including Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, 6 burner Thermador range with grill, double Thermador wall ovens, GE Profile dishwasher and Sharp microwave plus and additional sink with custom cabinets on sideboard
    Breakfast area with cathedral ceiling, custom made chandelier surrounded by 4 large windows with custom window treatments, French door with transom leading to oversized wraparound maintenance-free deck
    Family Room with 9 foot coffered ceiling, floor to ceiling windows with transoms, 2 French doors with transoms leading to deck, built-in cabinets/shelving, gas fireplace with wood mantel and marble surround, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, 2 wall sconces, chair rail and picture moldings, built in speakers and access to Living Room through French doors
    Mud Room with tile floor and double closet with access to Laundry Room and Family Bathroom and side entrance
    Laundry Room with tile floor, washer/dryer, utility sink inset, storage cabinets and built in ironing board
    Powder Room with tile floor, commode and vanity with marble countertop in Front Hallway

Second Level

    Master Bedroom Suite with wall to wall carpet, recessed lighting, Blue Murano chandelier, 4 sconces, 2 large walk-in closets, picture moldings, gas fireplace with tile surround, custom built-in cabinets, 3 large windows with custom window treatments, glass door access to sitting room with 9 windows providing panoramic view of property
    Master Bathroom with tile floor, double vanity with marble countertop, 4 sconces, gas fireplace with wood mantel and tile surround, glass shower stall, Jacuzzi tub, recessed lighting, chandelier, 2 large windows with silhouette shades and custom stained glass window
    Bedroom #2 with hardwood floor, recessed lighting, ceiling fan, decorative trim and double closet
    Jack & Jill Bathroom #2 open to Bedroom #2 and #3 with tile floor, half-wall tile, double sink vanity, recessed lighting, shower over tub and Kohler Signature commode
    Bedroom #3 with hardwood floor, recessed lighting, ceiling fan, decorative trim, 2 windows with window seat, built-in desk with cabinets and double closet and shelving
    Bedroom #4 with hardwood floor, recessed lighting, ceiling fan, 2 windows with window seat, walk-in closet and an additional double closet with mirrored doors
    Bedroom #5 with hardwood floors, recessed lighting, ceiling fan 2 windows with window seat and double closet with mirrored doors
    Jack & Jill Bathroom #3 open to Bedrooms 4 with tile floor, half-tile wall, recessed lighting, double vanity, shower over tub, Kohler commode and window
    Bedroom #6/Exercise Room with wall to wall carpet, ceiling fan with pendant light and 2 windows

Third Level

    Bedroom #7 with hardwood floor, recessed lighting, 4 windows and a hallway closet
    Bedroom #8 with wall to wall carpet, ceiling fan with pendant light, double mirrored closet, and window with window seat
    Bathroom #4 located in the hallway with tile floor, recessed lighting, built-in cabinets, vanity with sink, stall shower, Kohler commode and a window
    Play Room with wall to wall carpet, recessed lighting, custom “hot air balloon” decorative painting, built-in desk with cabinets and shelves, 2 windows with an oversized window seat

Lower Level

    Recreation Room with wall to wall carpet, recessed lighting, 4 closets, 2 sliding glass doors with access to backyard property
    Kitchenette with tile floor, recessed lighting, sink counter seating and window
    Bathroom #5 with tile floor, half-tile wall, Toto commode, stall shower, sink over vanity, sconce and linen closet
    Access to 3 car garage with electric garage door openers

Carriage House

    Level One has open floor plan with 9 foot ceilings
    Kitchen open to Family Room with hardwood floors, decorative moldings, recessed lighting, exposed brick wall, coat closet, 8 windows and 2 French doors leading to yard
    Powder Room with pocket door, marble tile floor, recessed lighting, vanity with marble countertop, Toto commode and window with access to Family Room with separate 2nd entrance
    Second Level with 3 Bedrooms, all with hardwood floors, recessed lighting, ample closet space and Full Bathroom with tile floor, vanity with marble countertop, stall shower, commode, scone and a window

Call Sue Adler for more information 973-464-9129




Millburn, Essex County, NEW JERSEY
54 Western Dr Short Hills New Jersey, NJ 07078

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