Stunning New Construction:  

281 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills, NJ

281 Hartshorn Drive - Front Photo

An opportunity of a lifetime. Perched on a grassy knoll overlooking one of the most prestigious Short Hills streets, this new construction home in the heart of Old Short Hills is the quintessential luxury residence with classic curb appeal on over one full lush acre, showcasing both sophisticated high design and alluring warmth. Featuring 7 bedrooms all with exquisite private baths, a flowing floor plan, soaring ceilings, grand fireplaces, first floor office, first floor game room, chef-inspired kitchen with custom inset cabinetry and striking quartz countertops, a spa-like master suite with sitting room, built-in generator, expansive grounds and room for a spectacular pool. Pella windows, California Closets, Restoration Hardware fixtures, wine cellar and a built-in generator all add to the home's cachet.

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281 Hartshorn Drive - Front PhotoStylish sophistication meets the warm comforts of home here at the masterfully designed 281 Hartshorn Drive in Short Hills. 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.

281 Hartshorn Drive FoyerThoughtfully designed by Tim Klesse AIA, this traditional center-hall colonial offers modern amenities & an open floor plan with clean lines & luxurious scale. The architectural drama astounds with the spectacular double height entry set on handsome wide-plank oak floors, generously sized dining & living room all with impressive moldings and trim work.

281 Hartshorn Drive Dining RoomThe eye-catching dining room is stylishly framed with beautiful crown molding, wainscoting and designer lighting fixtures. Around the corner is a generously sized butler's pantry perfect for an avid entertainer.

281 Hartshorn Drive - Living RoomAcross the foyer is the ultra-chic living room with masterful trim and walls of windows.

281 Hartshorn Drive Family RoomThe large family room is open to the kitchen, making it the epitome of effortless gathering. With its gas insert fireplace, stunning mantle and proximity to the expansive rear patio, this room has incredible flow allowing for seamless entertaining.

281 Hartshorn Drive - KitchenThe pièce de résistance is the gourmet eat-in kitchen & delightful breakfast room. The kitchen’s huge quartz island is surrounded by top of the line appliances, stylish plumbing fixtures & elegantly coordinated pendant lights. 

281 Hartshorn Drive Breakfast RoomThe adjacent breakfast area is framed by large French doors leading to a wonderful patio. The other side of the kitchen offers direct flow into the ever-functional, large Mud Room hall with custom built-in millwork lockers. At this end of the home, you’ll conveniently find access to the three-car garage and first-floor in-law/guest suite.

281 Hartshorn Drive Master SuiteAscending to the second level of the home, you find double doors leading to the luxuriously serene Master Suite featuring large windows and expansive sitting room. Two elegant dressing rooms have already been outfitted with custom cabinetry. 

281 Hartshorn Drive - Master BathFrom the master suite's hallway, a solid door opens to a spa-like master bathroom with striking wall finishes, luxurious heated floors, top-of-the-line plumbing fixtures, a beautiful soaking tub with large window above and a private water closet.

281 Hartshorn Drive - Bedroom 2 of 7The remainder of the second floor boasts four generously-sized bedrooms, all professionally designed with custom finishes and beautiful bathrooms, all en-suite. The Laundry Room on this level adds to the thoughtful appeal of the home’s functional layout. 

281 Hartshorn Drive Lower Level Recreation RoomFinally, the show-stopping lower level offers every imaginable amenity including a large recreation room, outfitted wine cellar and exercise room with rubber mat flooring. Completing this incredible level is the seventh bedroom with en-suite full bath.

281 Hartshorn Drive Lower Level Exercise RoomThe outdoor stone patio boasts an expansive area for alfresco entertaining. Surrounded by privacy and lush landscaping it's the perfect place for morning coffee or unwinding after a long day.

281 Hartshorn Drive Lower Level Wine CellarThe technical systems are exactly what one would expect in a home of this caliber, with state-of-the-art heating & cooling systems and security system .

281 Hartshorn Drive Rear PropertyResting on over one acre, 281 Hartshorn Drive is a tasteful balance of masterful design, luxury & 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.


Special Interior Features

  • Custom mahogany front door
  • Double height grand foyer with Restoration Hardware chandelier
  • Custom American maple kitchen
    •          48" Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer side by side
      •          48" Viking range
      •          48" range hood
      •          Viking Microwave
      •          Viking warming drawer
      •          Marvel wine cooler (butler's pantry)
      •          Two Miele dishwashers
      • Caeserstone countertops throughout
      • Gas fireplace in Family Room
      • Coffered ceilings in Family Room & Living Room
      • Two-sided gas fireplace in Master Bedroom
      • Spa-like Master Bath
      •           Floor to ceiling Statuario tiling
      •           Two separate vanities
      •            Free-standing soaking tub
      •            Radiantly heated floor
      • Finished Basement
      • Gym with glass French doors and rubber flooring
      • Fully-outfitted wine cellar
      • Front and back staircases
      • Mudroom with custom built-ins
      • Restoration Hardware lighting fixtures
      • LED recessed lighting
      • Extensive millwork and crown molding throughout
      • 5 inch wide oak plank select flooring
      • California Closets outfitted closets
      • Wi-fi smart Nest thermostats throughout (6 separate zones)
      • Central vacuum system
      • Two tandem water heaters
      • Sound insulation between all interior & exterior walls & floors
      • Pella windows throughout
      • 3-car heated garage with carriage style doors and Liftmaster motos
      • Benjamin Moore paint used throughout in fresh designer colors

Special Exterior Features

  • Azek trim & real stone throughout exterior
  • Top of the line Atlantic shutters on the front of the home
  • Expansive rear patio
  • Professional landscaping package with lighting package and 13 zones of irrigation
  • Upgraded security system
  • Generator


* 35 minutes from Midtown Manhattan via NJ Transit Express trains

* #1 ranked Short Hills public school system

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