MODERN SOPHISTICATION:  180 Highland Avenue, Short Hills, NJ

180 Highland Avenue - Front Photo

From the pages of a luxury magazine, this is a home that showcases both sophisticated high design and alluring warmth. Imagine purchasing an impeccably decorated house that feels just like home on the very first day. One where custom moldings, built-ins, marble countertops, designer plumbing and lighting fixtures, striking wall finishes, custom window treatments and draperies were all meticulously selected to perfection. This 6 bedroom, 7 1/2 bath estate features soaring ceilings, grand fireplaces, first floor office, a chef-inspired kitchen, spa-like master suite, expansive grounds, spectacular pool with pool house and built-in generator.

6 Bedrooms, 7 Full & 1 Half baths, 3 car garage, 3 fireplaces, slate roof, sweeping circular drive, grand open spaces, soaring ceilings,  custom moldings and oak hardwood flooring in many areas, chef-inspired kitchen, rectangular pool, cabana/pool house with kitchenette and full bath and so much more. This is the home you have been searching for to no avail, until now.

PROPERTY OVERVIEW

180 Highland Avenue - Front DoorStylish sophistication meets the warm comforts of home here at the masterfully designed 180 Highland Avenue. Previously the home to prominent figures such as the US ambassador to Ireland, serenity and privacy abound in this idyllic setting, feeling far from the world yet just minutes from the Short Hills NJ Transit Train Station with convenient service to Hoboken and New York Penn Station.

180 Highland Avenue FoyerThoughtfully designed in 1936 and restored to include today's modern conveniences, this traditional center-hall colonial offers modern amenities & a flowing floor plan with clean lines & luxurious scale. The architectural drama astounds with the spectacular double height entry set on handsome oak floors and generously sized dining & living rooms with impressive moldings and trim work.

180 Highland Dining RoomThe eye-catching dining room is stylishly framed with beautiful ceiling trim, custom window treatments & elegant wall coverings by De Gournay. Conveniently located nearby is a generously sized butler's pantry with built-in cabinetry & wine fridge, perfect for the avid entertainer.

180 Highland Avenue Family RoomAcross the foyer is the formal living room, filled with masterful trim and an eye-catching wood-burning fireplace. The formal living room leads to a wonderful surprise: an elegantly paneled library set privately away from the reception spaces, an inspiration to retreat, replenish and dive in. Nearby, the large family room is open to the kitchen, making it the epitome of effortless gathering. With its wood-burning fireplace, stunning mantle, luxurious wall coverings by Phillip Jeffries and proximity to an expansive covered rear patio, this room boasts incredible flow allowing for seamless entertaining.

180 Highland Avenue KitchenThe pièce de résistance is the gourmet eat-in kitchen & delightful breakfast room. The kitchen’s huge Calacutta Gold marble island is surrounded by top of the line appliances, stylish plumbing fixtures & elegantly coordinated pendant lights. A large window above the main kitchen sink overlooks the rear property where the stunning pool and patio create an elegant sight line. The adjacent breakfast area is framed by large french doors leading to a wonderful patio. The breakfast room offers direct flow into the ever-functional Mud Room hall with expansive walk-in closet. At this end of the home, you’ll find convenient access to the attached two-car garage & detached one-car garage, rear stairwell to the second floor & driveway side entrance.

180 Highland Avenue Master BedroomAscending to the second level of the home, you'll find double doors leading to the luxuriously serene Master Suite featuring custom window treatments on large windows. Gracious and inviting, a luxury hotel will feel disappointing after spending a night in this wonderful room. Two large professionally outfitted closets offer ample storage space.

180 Highland Avenue Master BathFrom the bedroom, the spa-like Master Bathroom boasts heated hardwood flooring, a wonderful fireplace with custom mantle, top-of-the-line plumbing fixtures, a relaxing soaking tub with large window above and a private water closet.

180 Highland Avenue BedroomThe remainder of the second floor boasts four generously-sized bedrooms and four private baths, all professionally designed with custom window treatments & luxurious tile and plumbing fixtures. A walk-up carpeted unfinished attic offers ample storage including a cedar lined walk-in closet. 

180 Highland Avenue Lower LevelFinally, the show-stopping lower level offers every imaginable amenity including an exercise room with walls of mirrors, large recreation/media room and bedroom with natural light and an en-suite full bath.

180 Highland Avenue Rear PropertyPerfectly proportioned, the rear grounds ensure that even the largest gatherings will feel comfortable. A heated gunite pool is the centerpiece of the private fenced yard, punctuated with privacy plantings and garden beds. A pool cabana with kitchenette and full bath is the perfect addition for effortless summer entertaining.

180 Highland Avenue Rear PropertyThe technical systems are exactly what one would expect in a home of this caliber, with state-of-the-art heating & cooling systems, security system, central vacuum and sophisticated music systems.

180 Highland Avenue Rear PropertyDid someone say curb appeal? Resting on nearly one acre, 180 Highland Avenue is a tasteful balance of masterful design, luxurrious & classic comfort, awaiting that extraordinary buyer who appreciates fine craftsmanship, stylish design, modern conveniences and all that Short Hills has to offer. We dare you not to fall in love.

PROPERTY DETAILS

OVERVIEW

  • 6 generously-sized bedrooms
  • 7 Full & 1 Half baths
  • Two-car attached garage & one-car detached garage
  • 3 fireplaces (Library, Living Room, Family Room)
  • 0.92 lush acres
  • Grand open spaces, soaring custom ceilings, custom moldings and hardwood flooring in most areas
  • Multiple-zone high-efficiency HVAC systems
  • Expansive rear grounds with mature specimen plantings, gunite pool, covered patio and pool cabana
  • Full house generator
  • 35 minutes from Midtown Manhattan via NJ Transit express trains
  • #1 ranked Short Hills public school system

RECENT IMPROVEMENTS

  • Replaced pool coping
  • Replaced pool water heater
  • New driveway
  • New fence around property
  • Painted exterior and interior
  • Refinished hardwood flooring throughout
  • Replaced most of the carpeting
  • Redesigned landscaping
  • Remodeled garages
  • Replaced perimeter surveillance system
  • Replaced wood-burning fire-pit

FIRST LEVEL

Foyer

  • Grand entry with original circular staircase
  • Matte hardwood flooring
  • Large coat closet with custom organization system
  • Custom chandelier

Living Room

  • Large windows overlooking lush property
  • Custom chandelier
  • Custom draperies
  • Wood burning fireplace

Library

  • Wood Paneled
  • Windows on 3 sides

Dining Room

  • Crystal chandelier
  • De Gournay wallpaper
  • Custom window treatments

Butler's Pantry

  • Desk,
  • Wine refrigerator
  • Breakfront for storage

Gourmet Kitchen

  • Christopher Peacock cabinetry
  • Calacutta gold countertops
  • 2 Sub-Zero refrigerators
  • 4 Sub-Zero freezer drawers
  • 48" Viking dual fuel 6-burner gas range with griddle & two electric ovens
  • Miele dishwasher
  • Center island with sink

Breakfast Area

    • De Gournay wallpaper
    • Built-in storage unit
    • French doors to rear patio and pool

Family Room

  • Open to Kitchen
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Phillip Jeffreys wallpaper
  • Built-in bar
  • Two French Doors opening to the rear veranda
  • Abundance of windows and natural light
  • Coffered ceiling

Mud Room

  • Large walk-in closet
  • Convenient side entry door leading directly to driveway

Powder Room

  • Custom vanity with natural stone countertop
  • Designer fixtures

Oversized 2-Car Garage

  • Two carriage doors with garage door openers
  • Garage organization system with an abundance of storage
  • Epoxy flooring

Detailed 1-Car Garage

  • Carriage door with garage door opener
  • Garage organization system with an abundance of storage
  • Epoxy flooring

SECOND LEVEL

Master Bedroom Suite

  • Double door entry
  • New carpeting
  • 2 large professionally outfitted walk-in closets

Master Bath

  • Freestanding soaking tub
  • 2 separate vanities
  • Glass enclosed stall shower
  • Radiant heated hardwood floors
  • Gas-starter wood-burning fireplace

Bedroom 2

  • Custom window treatments
  • Oversized closet with custom shelving

En-suite Bath

  • Stall shower
  • Oversized vanity

Bedroom 3

  • New carpeting
  • Walk-in closet

En-suite Bath

  • Shower with glass enclosure
  • Oversized vanity with marble countertop

Bedroom 4

  • 3 oversized closets

En-suite Bath

  • Shower over tub
  • Oversized vanity

Bedroom 5

  • Walk-in closet

En-suite Bath

  • Stall shower
  • Oversized vanity

Staircase To Attic

  • New carpeting
  • Large cedar storage closet and additional storage space

LOWER LEVEL

Bedroom 6

  • Egress window
  • Walk-in closet with custom shelving
  • En-suite bath
    • Shower stall with designer fixtures
    • Custom vanity with mirror and stone counter

Exercise Room

  • Rubber flooring
  • Walls of mirrors

Recreation/Media Room

  • Expansive and offers abundant possibilities for customization
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting
  • Four wall sconces

Laundry Room

  • 1 Washing Machine
  • 2 Dryers
  • Sink
  • Built-in cabinetry

SYSTEMS

  • Sound system: Living Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Kitchen, Breakfast Room, Master Bedroom
  • Sophisticated heating and cooling systems (5 Zones)
  • Radiant flooring in Master Bath
  • Two 75 gallon high-efficiency water heaters
  • Whole house water softener
  • Full house generator
  • State-of-the-art security system with motion detectors and glass break sensors
  • Central Vacuum system
  • Electronic dog fence

EXTERIOR

  • Custom entry doors with glass sidelights
  • Private, fenced rear yard
  • Heated rectangular, in-ground Gunite pool
  • Multi-level patios and terraces
  • Covered veranda with ceiling fans
  • Professionally landscaped and maintained 0.92 acre property
  • Extensive custom landscape lighting, both front and rear
  • Multi-zone irrigation system

Pool cabana

  • Central air conditioning & heating
  • Kitchenette with microwave & refrigerator
  • Full storage below
  • Full bath

EXCLUSIONS

  • See Listing Agent

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