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Live Lakefront: 20 Lake End Road, Rockaway Township

20 Lake End Road - Aerial View

Discover the beauty, serenity and pristine shores of Green Pond. The crystal clear spring fed waters of this glacial lake are sure to delight. Nature and water activities abound on what some consider to be NJ's best kept secret, just one hour from NYC! You will fall in love with this gracious residence, featuring 100' of lake frontage and nearly 6,000 square feet of luxurious living with every imaginable amenity. Custom built for its current owners with a focus on the spectacular lake views, this home's eco-friendly construction quality is beyond reproach and boasts an open floor plan, wide plank flooring, expansive gourmet kitchen, generous master suite, second floor bonus room and no shortage of French doors, balconies, decks, patios and screened-in porches. Geothermal HVAC and backup generator.

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

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Stunning New Construction: 7 Saratoga Way, Short Hills

7 Saratoga Way - Side View Of Home

Featuring quality levels surpassing ordinary new construction, this is a home to stand the test of time. Built by a reputable Short Hills custom builder, this home is the epitome of open concept with a clean modern interior, classic jaw-dropping exterior and flexible floor plan featuring en-suite bedrooms on all four levels. The gourmet Kitchen with custom white cabinetry, quartz countertops and Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances includes a Wolf convection steam oven while the enviable Master Suite boasts a sitting room, office and two walk-in closets. Quality features include high ceilings, custom millwork, LED lighting throughout, large Pella windows, high-efficiency systems and sound insulation in all walls & floors. A first-floor in-law suite, skyline views and private backyard complete this very special residence.

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

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Hamptons In Short Hills: 135 Stewart Road, Short Hills

74 Taylor Road - Rear Property

A serene oasis in Short Hills! Every day is a vacation while still surrounded with all the luxuries of the perfect home. This idyllic one-acre setting resides on the preeminent Short Hills street. The expansive rear property, with its free-form in-ground pool, pergola and built-in barbecue is breathtaking and private. The adjoining field is perfect for all sporting adventures. Indoors, there are master suites on two levels, the library is large enough for everyone and the rear of the home is stunning -- a beautiful kitchen and breakfast room flow perfectly into a barrel-ceiling fireside family room. The entire residence is encircled with French doors adding light to every room while the spacious lower level is a dream featuring a full second kitchen, media and game areas, large gym and generous storage rooms.

5 Bedrooms, 6 full & 1 half baths, 2 car garage, 2 fireplaces, grand open spaces, custom moldings throughout, hardwood flooring in many areas, barreled ceiling family room, high-tech systems, whole-house generator, spectacular 1 acre property with heated in-ground pool/spa and so much more. Vacationing away from home will be a distant memory.

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...

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
  11. Northern...