CLASSIC ELEGANCE: 195 Highland Avenue, Short Hills, NJ
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 0.73 acre property on a preeminent street in the heart of Old Short Hills. The rear of the home is encircled with French doors adding light to every room. The fireside family room is a stunner and is open to the heart of the home -- a beautiful designer kitchen with professional-grade appliances, large center island with seating and gracious breakfast area. A third floor two-room suite with full bath and two lower level rec rooms provide space for all.
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VIRTUAL TOURS / INTERACTIVE FLOOR PLAN
In this virtual tour you will be able to walk through the home, see the floor plan, view additional photos of the property, arrange furniture using the floor planner and even view an area map.
Entry to this magnificent home is accessed through a private drive, creating a commanding presence and promising no less. Peace and privacy abound in this idyllic setting, feeling far from the world yet only a few minutes from the Short Hills NJ Transit Train Station which offers convenient service to both Hoboken and New York Penn Station.
The impressive Entry Hall, with original wood staircase, custom doorways, beautiful moldings and soaring ceilings, offers guests a glimpse of the grandeur that awaits every turn. Flanking the Entry Hall are an elegant fireside Living Room and banquet-sized formal Dining Room both boasting walls of windows and offering spaces that are perfect for both intimate gatherings and large events.
Anchored on beautiful hardwood flooring and set beneath beautiful moldings and architectural interest at every turn, the fireside formal Living Room is elegant, welcoming guests with warmth and grandeur.
A banquet-scale, fireside formal dining room with custom wainscoting and triple window sets the tone for lavish entertaining under a dramatic crown molding, offering the perfect space for both small and large dinner gatherings. Holidays and every day will offer a very special experience.
At the very heart of the home is the spacious Kitchen with walls of windows offering complete visibility of the grounds. The gourmet Kitchen is high-end, embellished with custom cabinetry, granite countertops, Dacor 6-burner range and oversized center island with seating. The kitchen also features a large pantry, offering abundant storage.
Connected to the kitchen one will find a convenient breakfast room offering walls of windows and an abundance of natural light. This room also offers convenient access to the rear patio for easy al fresco entertaining.
The epitome of gathering is a sun-drenched Family Room encompassing walls of windows dramatic high ceilings.
Five bedrooms reside on the second floor, each with large closets. The luxurious master suite offers the homeowner a serene, generously sized fireside bedroom and sitting room. Furthermore, the master bath is richly finished with an oversized stall shower, soaking tub and double-sink vanity. The bedroom offers generous views of the perfectly manicured grounds.
The third floor offers two additional light filled bedrooms with architectural interest at every turn. An additional bath adds functionality and convenience.
The Lower Level is expansive, with an assortment of rooms created for the individual tastes of its occupants including two recreation rooms, wet bar, wine cellar, utility room and storage room.
The grounds are breathtaking with sweeping lawns and mature landscaping. From morning coffee to late night dinner parties, there isn’t a more perfect place to start or finish the day. A two car garage offers the ultimate in convenience and offers additional storage.
The technical systems are exactly what one would expect in a home of this caliber, with sophisticated state-of-the-art heating and cooling systems, security system and whole-house built-in natural gas generator.
This estate awaits that extraordinary buyer who appreciates fine craftsmanship, modern conveniences and all that Short Hills has to offer.
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