The New Jersey Luxury Real Estate Blog

Iconic Colonial: 74 Taylor Road, Short Hills

74 Taylor Road - Rear Property

Perched at the crest of Taylor Road in the heart of Old Short Hills, this spectacular residence boasts tremendous curb appeal and every modern convenience. Elegant and sophisticated, this sun-filled home offers a classic floor plan which flows into a new open-concept kitchen, designed to exacting standards by European Country Kitchens and complete with timeless white cabinetry, stone countertops and a wall of stainless steel appliances. A newly renovated lower level, wine cellar, custom Marvin windows and built-in generator add to the home's cache, while one glimpse of the rear property with its expansive bluestone patio and alluring Gunite pool will immediately end your home search. Ideally located just a few blocks to NJ Transit's Midtown Direct service and top-rated Glenwood Elementary School, this home is a rare find in today's market.

5 Bedrooms, 4 Full & 2 Half Baths, 2 car garage, 2 fireplaces, grand open spaces, soaring ceilings, custom moldings and hardwood flooring throughout, stereo system, whole-house generator, spectacular .66 acre property with heated in-ground salt water pool, bluestone patio, multi-zone heating and cooling and so much more. This is the home you have searched for to no avail, until now.

For more information click here or contact Tony Verducci at 973.477.2220.

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Stylish Sensation: 258 Long Hill Drive, Short Hills

258 Long Hill Drive - Rear Property

Like a modern luxury hotel, this home is an escape from suburban monotony and a journey into a stylishly lavish lifestyle. Completely transformed by a recent renovation and remodel, this 7 bedroom, 6 1/2 bath residence has jaw-dropping appeal. With its ideal layout, en-suite bathrooms in each bedroom, large open gourmet kitchen and beautifully appointed living spaces, the interiors alone are vastly impressive. However, step outside and you arrive at the epitome of exterior excellence. State-of-the-art lighting and technologies enhance the tree-lined resort-like settings behind. The luxurious modern pool and spa are surrounded by an open lawn and multiple outdoor entertaining spaces, making this home a year-round retreat. Ideally located in the center of the highly rated Hartshorn elementary school district.

7 Bedrooms, 6 Full & 1 Half baths, 3 car garage, 2 fireplaces, grand open spaces, soaring ceilings,  custom moldings and wide plank oak hardwood flooring throughout, chef-inspired kitchen, high-tech systems, rectangular pool with water feature, paver patio, outdoor gourmet kitchen and so much more. This is the home you have searched for to no avail, until now.

For more information click here or contact Tony Verducci at 973.477.2220.

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Live Custom: 56 Stonewall Drive, Livingston

56 Stonewall Drive Front View Of Home

This custom residence was built for today’s easy lifestyle with an open-concept first floor equipped with high ceilings & generous, sunlit rooms that flow into each other. The gourmet kitchen with heated flooring handles crowds of any size, with its wet bar with ice maker, wine fridge & uninterrupted sightlines to the family room & back deck to keep the cook in the action! Upstairs the master suite is impressive in every way.

6 Bedrooms, 5 Full & 1 Half Bathroom Custom Built Home

  • .56 Acres
  • Double height foyer
  • First-floor bedroom suite offers versatility
  • Second-floor laundry room
  • Full guest suite on lower level
  • Attached 2-car garage

For more information contact Tony Verducci at 973.477.2220.

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City Chic: 50 Farley Road, Short Hills

50 Farley Road Front View Of Home

Designed by renowned architect James Paragano AIA and nestled in an idyllic setting backing to the South Mountain reservation, this 7 bedroom home is right from a luxury magazine. Showcasing both sophisticated high design and alluring warmth, this residence is a rare find in today's plethora of newer construction. Imagine purchasing an impeccably decorated house that feels just like home on the very first day. One where custom moldings and built-ins, designer plumbing and lighting fixtures, striking wall finishes, custom window treatments and a chef inspired kitchen were all meticulously selected to perfection. Boasting a spa-like master suite, convenient rear staircase, voluminous walk-out basement, expansive deck with breathtaking views and 5 bedrooms on the second floor, all with private baths. Busing available to all Short Hills public schools and less than one mile to the Millburn NJ Transit train station, downtown Millburn and the Papermill Playhouse.

7 Bedrooms, 6 Full & 3 Half baths, 2 car garage, 2 fireplaces with gas starters, grand open spaces, soaring ceilings, custom moldings and hardwood flooring throughout, chef-inspired kitchen, high-tech systems, state-of-the-art theater, mahogany deck and so much more. This is the home you have been waiting for.

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Price Improvement: 62 Western Drive, Short Hills

62 Western Drive Rear 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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Better Than New: 75 Butler Parkway, Summit

75 Butler Parkway Front View Of Home

Better than new and offering every modern convenience, this residence showcases both sophisticated high design and alluring warmth: a rare combination in today's torrent of new construction. Imagine owning an impeccably finished house that feels just like home on the very first day. One where a serene color palette, high-end wall coverings, custom millwork and built-ins, designer kitchen with professional appliances and expansive island, top-of-the-line plumbing and lighting fixtures, heated bathroom floors, custom window treatments and light hardwood flooring have been meticulously selected to harmonious perfection. A flexible floor plan with bedrooms on the first and second levels, a newly finished basement and large rear property with paver patio offer space for all. Don't miss this rare opportunity.

5 Bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 car garage, 2 fireplaces, modern open spaces, custom moldings and hardwood flooring throughout, recently refinished lower level, spectacular 0.25-acre property and so much more. 

For more information contact Tony Verducci at 973.477.2220.

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New List Reveals NJ School Districts With Best Teachers In 2018

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Now's a good time to find out how your local teachers stack up against others — especially if you're sending your children to school for the first time.

Niche.com has recently released its annual rankings of the 100 New Jersey school districts with the best teachers. According to Niche, the best teachers in New Jersey are at West Essex Regional School District in North Caldwell, which also finished in 22nd place nationwide.

The ranking was based on student and parent ratings of teachers, teacher salaries, teacher absenteeism, teacher tenure, student-teacher ratio and the Niche Academics Grade for the district. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

According to Niche, these are the 100 school districts with the best teachers in New Jersey (nationally ranked in top 100 is in parenthesis):

  1. West Essex Regional School District, North Caldwell (#22 nationally)
  2. Millburn Township Schools, Millburn (#23 nationally)
  3. Glen Ridge Public Schools, Glen Ridge (#59 nationally)
  4. Princeton Public Schools, Princeton (#62 nationally)
  5. Mountain Lakes School District, Mountain Lakes (#72 nationally)
  6. Berkeley Heights Public Schools, Berkeley Heights (#91 nationally)
  7. The School District of the Chathams, Chatham (#93 nationally)
  8. West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, West Windsor
  9. Montclair Public Schools, Montclair
  10. Pompton Lakes School District, Pompton Lakes...

Entertainer's Paradise: 10 Pond View, Montville

10 Pond View Front View Of Home

Nestled in the prestigious "Pond" section of Montville, this spectacular estate is ideally situated on 1.54 manicured acres offering resort-like accommodations and every entertaining convenience. Accessed by a winding circular drive surrounded by lush specimen plantings, this 7 bedroom residence beautifully showcases impeccable attention to architectural detail including a focal front turret, custom millwork, grand yet welcoming spaces, flexible floor plan, 4 car garage with parking court accessed via a porte cochere, 7 handsome fireplaces and a private apartment with separate entrance, living room, bedroom, full second kitchen and laundry -- the perfect in-law or guest quarters. Boasting an expansive rear patio and breathtaking pool, vacationing away from home will be a distant memory.

7 Bedrooms, 6 Full Baths & 2 Powder Rooms, 4 car garage, 7 fireplaces, grand open spaces, soaring ceilings, custom moldings and hardwood flooring throughout, high-tech systems, whole-house generator, spectacular 1.54 acre property with heated in-ground salt water pool, spa and so much more. Vacationing away from home will be a distant memory.

For more information visit www.10PondView.com or contact Tony Verducci at 973.477.2220.

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Modern Masterpiece: 83 Pleasantville Road, New Vernon

83 Pleasantville Road Front View Of Home

Leave the ordinary behind and aspire for nothing less than this breathtaking architectural masterpiece. Custom designed and recently renovated from top to bottom with only the finest materials, this exclusive 5 bedroom residence on three acres is truly one of a kind in the heart of New Vernon. As you drive up the long private drive, the home creates a commanding presence and does not disappoint. Boasting an open concept floor plan with soaring ceilings, new walls of windows and a center atrium with Japanese Garden, it is a home perfectly designed for today's modern lifestyle. Another compelling reason for living in New Vernon? Real estate taxes for this home were $16,400 in 2017, less than half when compared with surrounding towns for a similarly sized home.

5 Bedrooms, 4.1 Baths, 4 Car Garage, expansive property, modern open concept floor plan, soaring ceilings, center atriums, ultra-sophisticated finishes, luxurious Porcelanosa baths, stunning Gourmet Kitchen by Pedini, an enviable Master Suite with nearby Study and sophisticated systems.

For more information visit www.83Pleasantville.com or contact Tony Verducci at 973.477.2220.

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New Jersey Claims Two Spots In 2017's Top Priciest Zip Codes In The US

Ranking the priciest zip codes in the US based on closed home sales

It’s December which means it’s time for our annual report on the 100 most expensive zip codes in the United States. We consider our report to be the most accurate benchmark of the country’s most exclusive areas as we are the only publisher who is analyzing closed sales prices and not asking prices. This allows us to avoid presenting inflated prices that are the result of luxury listings lingering longer on the market and which are frequently the subject of hefty price cuts. Conversely, in some highly competitive markets like Silicon Valley and San Francisco where bidding wars are the norm, average asking prices may be lower than what people end up paying to own a coveted piece of real estate.

Sagaponack’s 11962 loses its title as the priciest zip code, slides to 15th spot

After winning the title of most expensive zip code in the US two years in a row, Sagaponack’s 11962 lost to Atherton in 2017. The exclusive Hamptons community dropped all the way to 15th position, mainly due to more sales recorded at lower price points, which slashed its median sale price in half. In 2017, Sagaponack’s median sale price was $2,819,000, while the barrier for entry in the top 10 is $3 million.

Sagaponack was also outranked by two neighboring zip codes – 11976 in Water Mill and 11975 in Wainscott, which broke into the top 10 in 2017, each climbing 7 spots from last year and reshuffling the top 10 as the only new entries.

With Sagaponack out of the picture, the top 3 positions are now claimed by zip codes from three different states: California, New York, and Florida. The nation’s priciest zip codes feature very different housing markets: Atherton’s...