UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE: 139 Stewart Road, Short Hills NJ

139 Stewart Road Front Aerial

Experience the upscale lifestyle and understated elegance of this custom-built Short Hills home where luxury and leisure meet. Better than new, this residence offers everything that home buyers want today and more including architectural interest, an open concept floor plan, spectacular chef’s kitchen, lower level and third floor living spaces and a private property in a beautiful Old Short Hills setting. Originally designed by noted Short Hills architect Thomas Baio for himself and his family, this home has it all.

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139 Stewart Road DoorsAn open floor plan and a soft palette of neutral colors set against sleek hardwood floors are designed with today's home buyer in mind. An open concept great room with radiant heated floors and a distinctive wood ceiling affords seamless entertaining, connected directly to the heart of the home -- a beautiful designer kitchen with top-of-the-line professional-grade appliances, large center island with seating and breakfast area with floor-to-ceiling focal gas fireplace. Together these rooms access a convenient, expansive deck that offers beautiful views of the picturesque rear property.

139 Stewart Road KitchenNearby, a convenient butler’s pantry leads to the formal Dining Room and a first floor Laundry Center / Pantry with capacious cabinetry, countertop with sink and second refrigerator/freezer. Across the Great Room is an inviting Family Room/Office with a distinctive wood ceiling and a mud room, boasting ample storage, access to the two car garage and a convenient location next to a second staircase in the rear of the home.

139 Stewart Road Great RoomAn open hallway on the second floor overlooks the property below and introduces well-appointed bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms are ensuite joined by a well-designed Jack and Jill bath. The romantic master bedroom is set off on its own, featuring a step-down sitting room, vaulted ceiling with wood plank accents and lofty property views. Along the way to the master bath is a large walk-in closet and boudoir/makeup area. The luxurious master bath includes a double vanity, deep jetted tub, oversized shower with frameless door and separate commode.

139 Stewart Road Third FloorExtra leisure space is to be enjoyed on both the upper and lower levels, each of which is finished. The private Third Floor features a full bath, four windows, two skylights, storage closets, built-in shelving and recessed lighting. Technically a bedroom, the space is large enough to accommodate other interests as well such as exercise and media entertainment. The lower level features neutral wall-to-wall carpeting and tile throughout several art, recreation and/or media rooms. Additional features include built-in cabinetry and storage shelving, a spacious countertop with sink and full bath.

139 Stewart Road Rear PropertyAttractive extras include a climate controlled oversized garage with loft storage, custom window treatments, underground sprinkler system, central vacuum system, security system, Generac 20 KW back-up natural gas generator, and so much more.

Step into this extraordinary residence and be prepared to fall in love.



  • Stunning custom home featuring everything that home buyers want today and more:
    • Open concept floor plan
    • Fresh, modern colors throughout
    • Exterior trim and entire interior freshly painted
    • Beautiful hardwood and tile flooring
    • Well-appointed custom baths
    • Flexible bedroom configuration
    • Finished basement
    • Finished attic
    • Dual staircases between first and second floors
    • First floor laundry center with extensive pantry storage and additional refrigerator/freezer
    • Outdoor entertaining with large deck and private rear yard
    • Climate controlled 2-car garage with loft storage
    • Prestigious Short Hills school system


  • Attractive and timeless stone and HardiePlank clapboard exterior
  • Exterior trim freshly painted
  • CertainTeed Grand Manor roofing shingles, offering a slate-like appearance without the maintenance
  • Douglas fir 200-pound main entry door designed in New Mexico specifically for this residence
  • High efficiency Pella Architect series true divided light windows and doors in most rooms
  • Operable cedar shutters with fleur-de-lis insignia
  • Expansive, entirely private rear deck in a courtyard-like setting
  • Bluestone and limestone patio
  • Spacious driveway with Belgian block curbing and a 30’ diameter parking court with a 4-leaf clover design affords additional parking … and good luck!
  • 2 car oversized garage
    • Columned portico side entry
    • Stairway to second floor
    • Oversized at 24’ x 22’
    • Fully insulated
    • Separate electric sub-panel and wired for cable/telephone
    • Heat/AC (split system heat pump)
    • Barn-style roll-up garage door with welded steel angle flanges to avoid sagging
    • Commercial overhead garage door opener



      Open concept floor plan with 6 bedrooms and 6 full baths:

  • Five second floor bedrooms
  • Third floor bedroom with full bath
  • Lower level with full bath
  • Hardwood flooring throughout most of first and second floors
  • Interior freshly painted
  • Custom millwork and moldings in many rooms
  • Tray ceiling in Kitchen and Great Room
  • Recessed lighting in many rooms
  • All baths feature designer tile and plumbing fixtures
  • Professionally installed custom window treatments
  • Back staircase between first and second floors
  • Great Room
    • Three sets of arched French doors open to a bluestone patio
    • Another set of French doors opens to large rear deck
    • Stained wood ceiling within a white tray ceiling
    • Recessed perimeter lighting
    • Tiled floor with radiant heating
  • Family Room
    • Stained wood ceiling within a white tray ceiling
    • Recessed perimeter lighting
    • Hot water baseboard heating (separate zone)
    • Ideally located near convenient back staircase to the second floor
  • Kitchen
    • Originally designed by Edith Leonardis
    • Custom William Ohs cabinetry with upper glass doors
    • Granite countertops
    • Large stainless steel sink
    • Expansive center island (9’ x 5’) with storage, seating for four and second stainless steel sink
    • Pantry with custom shelving
    • Thermador 48" stainless steel dual-fuel range with 6 high output gas burners, griddle and two electric ovens
    • Commercial grade exhaust system
    • Thermador 36" French-door stainless steel built-in refrigerator/freezer with ice maker (installed February 2016)
    • Bosch stainless steel dishwasher
    • Panasonic microwave
    • Two InSinkErator disposers
    • Undercabinet and in-cabinet lighting
    • Gas fireplace in adjoining Breakfast Room
  • Butler's Pantry
    • Custom cabinetry with upper glass door
    • Granite countertop
    • Avanti dual-zone wine cooler
  • Master Suite
    • Privately located in the rear of home near the convenient back staircase
    • Double French door entry
    • 15’ custom cathedral wood plank ceiling
    • Wrought iron chandelier
    • Large windows providing stunning views of property
    • Large custom-fitted walk-in closet
    • Boudoir area
    • Master Bath features an oversized shower with a frameless glass enclosure, double vanity, deep jetted soaking tub and separate commode
  • First Floor Laundry Center / Pantry
    • LG front-loading washer
    • Kenmore gas dryer
    • Sink
    • Expansive storage cabinetry
    • Countertop for laundry folding
    • Additional LG French-door refrigerator/freezer with ice maker
  • Mud Room
    • Private entrance from driveway
    • Convenient access to oversized 2 car garage
    • Ample storage
    • Hanging hooks
    • Bench seating
    • Ideally located near convenient back staircase to the second floor


  • Walk-Up Third Floor finished attic
  • Four windows
  • Two skylights
  • Full bath
  • Recessed lighting
  • Fully carpeted
  • Built-in shelving
  • Generous storage



  • Art Room with built-in cabinetry, shelving and countertop with sink
  • Play/Rec Room
  • Media/TV Room
  • Full Bath
  • Utility Room
  • Storage closets



  • Generac 20 KW whole-house backup natural gas generator
  • Culligan water softener (leased)
  • Security system
  • Central vacuum system
  • Sump pump
  • Two 50 gallon high efficiency, high recovery water heaters (installed 2016)
  • 7 zone heating:
    • Zone 1: First Floor (Forced Hot Air)
    • Zone 2: First Floor Great Room (Hot Water Radiant)
    • Zone 3: First Floor Family Room / Mud Room (Hot Water Baseboard)
    • Zone 4: Second Floor (Hot Water Baseboard)
    • Zone 5: Second Floor Master Bedroom Suite (Hot Water Baseboard)
    • Zone 6: Third Floor (Forced Hot Air)
    • Zone 7: Garage (Heat Pump)
  • 4 zone cooling:
    • Zone 1: First Floor (Kitchen / Dining Room / Laundry Room)
    • Zone 2: Second Floor / First Floor Great Room & Family Room
    • Zone 3: Third Floor
    • Zone 4: Garage

The information above is deemed to be accurate but is not guaranteed and is subject to change.