Location: 301 White Oak Ridge Road, Short Hills
Baths: 6 Full and 2 half
Description: Built in 2008, this grand custom home is simply magnificent with over 9,000 square feet of luxury. Resting on almost an acre of gorgeous property in the Hartshorn School area, the back yard fence has a gate that leads to a wonderful cul-de-sac street.
Architecturally unique, attention to detail is evident from the moment this exquisite stone and shingle home comes into view. Reminiscent of a grand country estate, anticipation builds as you enter the covered front portico and cross the double-door threshold into a dramatic two-story marble foyer. Featuring a sweeping staircase, hexagonal ceiling and broad entries to the adjoining rooms this home has it ALL.
With 10' ceilings on the first floor, just to the right of the entry foyer is the living room and dining room; poised to host your next gathering Featuring panel wainscoting, deep crown moldings and polished hardwood floors that seem to embrace you as you enter each space. French doors flank the fireplace in the living room, leading the way to the formal dining room. In the dining room, French doors encourage the party to spill out onto a covered bluestone patio overlooking a private backyard.
The gourmet kitchen will easily match the expectations of even a celebrity chef, as custom cabinets are topped with granite counters and professional quality appliances are arranged for easy access. Both a full size refrigerator and freezer, along with 2 dishwashers are a bonus for every day living and entertaining. There are two center islands and the adjoining breakfast area redefines casual dining. Open entry to the family room with fireplace and rich coffered ceiling, creates a fabulous social hub, where everyone will naturally gather. The library, wrapped in wood from floor to ceiling with walls of shelves, is the ideal home office. A guest bedroom, just steps from the 3 car garage entry, has a full en suite bath, allowing out-of-town visitors to feel right at home.
Five generously proportions and well appointed bedrooms occupy the second level with 9' ceilings. The master suite includes a large bedroom with separate sitting area featuring a widow's walk above, his and her walk-in closets plus a luxurious master bath with twin sinks, oversized shower and jetted spa soaking tub. Two family bedrooms share, Jack n’ Jill style, a full bath, and the remaining two bedrooms enjoy the benefit of individual full en suite baths. A full size laundry room and bonus exercise or play room complete this second level.
The lower level is finished in keeping with the standards of the rest of this fine home. Enjoy casual entertaining, indoor play and hobbies, where a recreation room, media room, play room, exercise room, wine cellar, another laundry room and guest room (with egress window) fulfill your every need.
Outside, the property is expansive and private. The covered bluestone patio is perfect for entertaining, while the fenced backyard welcomes active play and gardening. Lush lawns, specimen plantings, shade trees, mulch beds and gardens are all here for your pleasure.
Listing agent: Karen Eastman Bigos, Towne Realty Group
Office: 973-376-8300 x222