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Modern Masterpiece: 12 Ferndale Road, Short Hills

12 Ferndale Road Front View Of Home

Leave the ordinary behind and aspire for nothing less than this breathtaking architectural masterpiece. Custom designed by Simonian Rosenbaum Architects, this exclusive 7 bedroom residence on nearly an acre is truly one of a kind in the heart of Old Short Hills just blocks to NJ Transit Hoboken and NYC trains. As you enter the parking court the home creates a commanding presence and does not disappoint. Boasting a truly open concept floor plan with soaring ceilings and walls of windows, it is a home perfectly designed for today's modern lifestyle. Private en-suite baths, ultra-luxurious finishes, spectacular Wine Room in the stunning Gourmet Kitchen, an enviable first-floor Master Suite with nearby Study, Control4 automation and sophisticated multi-zone HVAC systems with sumptuous radiant heat in many rooms.

7 Bedrooms, 7.2 Baths, 3 Car Garage, modern open concept floor plan, soaring ceilings, expansive property, Control4 home automation system and so much more.

For more information visit www.12Ferndale.com or contact Tony Verducci at 973.477.2220.

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South Orange Wins Hot Town Showdown

South Orange Downtown

After four weeks of voting, South Orange is the winner of New Jersey Monthly’s Hot Town Showdown, presented by Kings Food Markets.

From the outset, South Orange blew the doors off the competition, consistently coming in first overall in every round. That trend continued into the Championship Round, when it defeated runner-up New Providence.

A historic village boasting diverse architecture, myriad shops and restaurants, a commuter train and a top-notch performing arts center, South Orange is a magnet for young buyers who want the culture of places like Brooklyn, Jersey City and Hoboken without the cost. The Essex County town is also home to Seton Hall University, one of the oldest diocesan universities in the country. With a lively downtown and affordable homes, South Orange can truly boast of being the hottest town in New Jersey.

The bracket-style competition started with 16 contenders on August 29. New Jersey Monthly picked the 16 towns in the competition based on factors like rising home prices, and time spent on the market when homes are up for sale. We also sought input from real-estate professionals—and we listened to the “buzz” in the marketplace. Each week throughout September, we cut the field in half, based on your votes.

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Scenic Grandeur: 45 Bailey Hollow Road, Morris Township

45 Bailey Hollow Road View Of Home

Through a private gated entrance, this residence awaits visitors at the end of a long drive and circular parking court, creating a commanding presence and promising no less, elegantly framed by sprawling lush lawns embellished with lush perennials and specimen plantings. Tranquility abounds in this glorious retreat, set on over 5 lush acres with breathtaking winter views backing to the nearly 2000 acre Morristown National Historical Park (Jockey Hollow). This architectural masterpiece is spectacular, offering unparalleled comfort to both its occupants and guests, making vacations a distant memory.

From the two story great room to the breathtaking chef's kitchen to the expansive lower level with home theater and wine cellar to the striking bluestone patio, this remarkable home offers grand spaces yet peace and solitude from today's hectic lifestyle, all just a few blocks from downtown Morristown and NJ Transit trains. Updated systems add to the home's cachet, the enjoyment of which is uninterrupted via a whole house generator.

4 Bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half baths, 3 car garage, 2 fireplaces, grand open spaces, soaring ceilings, custom moldings, high-tech systems, 1800 bottle wine cellar, media room, Crestron music system, whole-house generator, breathtaking property and so much more.

For more information visit www.45BaileyHollow.com or contact Tony Verducci...

Classic Elegance: 62 Western Drive, Short Hills

62 Western Drive Front View Of Home

Ideally nestled on 0.68 prime acres in the heart of Old Short Hills, this completely renovated home is absolutely stunning offering the perfect alternative to new construction. With architectural interest at every turn and striking moldings that cannot be replicated, this home creates a commanding presence and offers no less.

With 7 generously sized bedrooms, chef's kitchen with professional appliances, large center island and light-filled breakfast room, circular drive and intimate rear deck, this home is sure to please. The beautifully finished walk-out lower level is a delightful surprise, boasting an exercise room, recreation room, large bonus room for a future media room or wine cellar and an in-law suite with kitchenette, bedroom and bath. Don't settle for ordinary when you can live extraordinarily.

7 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, 2 car garage, 3 fireplaces, grand open spaces, soaring ceilings, custom moldings and hardwood in most spaces, Guest suite with kitchenette, Kohler natural gas generator, spectacular 0.68 acre property with private deck and so much more.

For more information visit www.62WesternDrive.com or contact Tony Verducci at 973.477.2220.

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Sophisticated Grandeur: 20 Adams Avenue, Short Hills

20 Adams Avenue Front Photo

Sophisticated grandeur and understated elegance coincide at this spectacular one-acre estate, perfectly nestled in a park-like setting offering complete privacy and resort-like accommodations on one of the most desirable streets in Short Hills. Showcasing a stunning design by renowned Hiland Hall Turner Architects, this newer construction home abounds with bright light-filled rooms, flexible floor plan, generous proportions, impeccable attention to detail and quality levels so exceptional that nearly every other home pales in comparison.

Wine enthusiasts will appreciate two wine cellars surrounding a fireside tasting room, while the expansive wood paneled library will appeal to the literary connoisseur. Sophisticated systems add to the home's cachet, all uninterrupted via a built-in backup generator.

5 Bedrooms, 4 Full & 3 Half baths, 3 car garage, 5 wood-burning fireplaces, grand open spaces, soaring ceilings, jaw-dropping spiral staircase, custom moldings and hardwood flooring, wood-paneled library, high-tech systems, 2000 bottle wine cellar with tasting room, whole-house generator, spectacular 1.01 acre property and so much more. 

For more information visit www.20AdamsAvenue.com or contact Tony Verducci at 973.477.2220.

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Suburban Oasis: 29 Chestnut Street, Livingston

29 Chestnut Street Backyard Photo

Not until now has a home so special entered the market that every other home feels ordinary in comparison. With unrivaled technology and elegant appointments, this suburban oasis literally has it all. Control4 home automation system for lighting, HVAC, blinds and sound/media for 24 televisions (all included), SunPower 58 kW ultra-high efficiency solar panels, uber-efficient geothermal heating/cooling, gourmet kitchen, state-of-the-art home theater with stunning beverage bar, expansive and dramatic first floor lounge with bar, full-size commercial gym and partially heated circular paver driveway. The expansive rear property rivals an exclusive resort boasting an outdoor kitchen, covered patio with TV and fireplace, free-form pool with waterfall and slide, cabana with kitchen and full bath on over 2 lush acres.

7 Bedrooms, 8 1/2 baths, 3 car garage, 4 fireplaces, grand open spaces, soaring ceilings, custom moldings and cherry hardwood flooring throughout, lounge with bar and seating, high-tech systems, state-of-the-art theater, whole-house generator, spectacular 2.27 acre property with heated in-ground salt water pool, 2 story cabana with kitchen, solar panels, geothermal heating & cooling and so much more. Vacationing away from home will be a distant memory.

For more information visit www.29Chestnut.com or contact Tony Verducci at 973.477.2220.

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Ideally Positioned, Perfectly Priced: 132 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills

132 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills

Perfection on prestigious Hartshorn Drive. Situated on 2/3 of an acre in the most desirable section of Hartshorn Drive directly across from the Oakey Tract, privacy abounds in this stunning 7 bedroom, 6 1/2 bath residence to be custom built by a prominent Short Hills builder for one very fortunate buyer. With winter western views, interesting and thoughtful design, designer state-of-the-art kitchen and baths, grand open floor plan, flexible configuration with bedrooms on all levels, full walk-out basement, three covered patios and optional elevator, this home is sure to please. A first floor three-car attached garage and front courtyard add to the home's appeal. Don't settle for a pre-built home when you can customize your dream home every step of the way.

For more information contact Tony Verducci at 973.477.2220.

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Is Your Prospective Home a Good Asset Purchase?

Luxury Backyard Photo

Today, financial advisors believe that homes are either assets or liabilities. Technically, a liability is anything that costs money, and an asset is anything that creates positive cash flow.

From this definition, a home is technically a liability, because it costs you money—even if you’ve paid it off and are living in it debt-free. As long as you’re paying your utilities, insurance fees, etc,. your home is technically a liability that’s costing you money.

So, are we telling you not to buy a home? Absolutely not. Homes can be assets or liabilities—depending on their overall cash flow (or lack thereof).

Your home will require money as long as you live in it, making it an expense and liability. However, if your home eventually puts more money in your pocket than it costs you overall, it’s an asset.

Before you purchase your new home, consider if you will be able to walk away from it net positive. If you’re wondering what indicates a good asset purchase, read on:

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What Makes for a True Luxury Home?

Kitchen in Modern Home

If you’re left awestruck by the design and function of a home, chances are you’re viewing a luxury dwelling—these charming developments often possess features that are hard to fathom, let alone come by in the current market.

Although it’s hard to believe that these features exist, it’s not because they’re outlandish in any way. In fact, luxury homes offer the perfect amount of form and function.

What are we talking about, exactly? Well, read on to find out:

1) No Expense Spared

Whether we’re talking about luxury in terms of clothing or real estate, the first thing that comes to mind is often cost. Luxury goods—especially homes—are generally placed at the higher end of the market.

What makes a luxury home high value, though? It starts with construction and echoes throughout the entire home. 

When luxury homes are built, no expense is spared—everything is made with precious materials. In addition to utilizing the best materials, the way these materials work together to create both structure and design is unparalleled....

Entertainer's Paradise: 84 Shrewsbury Drive, Livingston

84 Shrewsbury Drive Entry Hall

A spectacular one-of-a-kind estate on nearly an acre with refined architectural detailing and grandeur, the modern open floor plan with soaring ceilings and expansive rooms offers lots of light and breathtaking sunset views through skylights and walls of windows. The dramatic floating staircase sets the tone for perfection throughout, where lavish events as well as small gatherings offer guests and residents a very unique and noteworthy experience. Effortless entertaining is afforded by multiple sitting areas, media room, library, commercial grade gourmet kitchen, flexible bedroom arrangement, paver parking court and expansive deck overlooking lush park-like grounds. The lower level features a large entertainment area, game room, built-in custom bar and full-size exercise room. No gym membership needed.

6 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bath, 3 car garage, open floor plan, custom renovations and upgrades throughout, expansive property and so much more.

For more information visit www.84ShrewsburyDrive.com or contact Tony Verducci at 973.477.2220.

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