291 Hartshorn Drive, Short Hills, NJ

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291 Hartshorn Drive, a gracious and elegant all-brick center hall colonial, is ideally situated on one of the most prestigious streets in Short Hills, NJ. Set over an acre of idyllic park-like grounds, this fine residence is not to be missed.

Click here to see the MLS listing and photos for this home. Additional information not found in the MLS listing can be found below.

7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, 3 Car Garage, 1.08 Acres, open floor plan, in-law suite and so much more. 

 

DIGITAL BROCHURE

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The digital brochure includes photos, floor plans, a property survey, and details regarding this beautiful home's many features and amenities. If you want a paper copy of this brochure, please get in touch with Tony Verducci at 973-477-2220 or tony@tonyverducci.com.

 

Virtual Tours / Interactive Floor Plan

Click here to access a virtual tour of this property:  291 Hartshorn Drive Virtual Tour.

In this virtual tour, you can 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.

 A Luxe Tour is also available for this property, which can be found on the Luxury Portfolio International website:  291 Hartshorn Drive Luxe Tour.

   

PROPERTY OVERVIEW

Beautifully nestled on an acre of manicured grounds dotted with an exquisite array of specimen trees, this handsome 1999 custom Colonial is an Old Short Hills treasure, enhanced by lush deep lawns and stone walls that support tiered paver terraces, a paver block parking court and drive fronted with lanterned entry stanchions. Dental crown moldings, high ceilings, paneled wainscoting, and rich hardwood floors make the proper statement in the formal entry hall flanked by wide, pillared living and dining room entries, each with matching Palladian windows. A bright first-floor ensuite bedroom with oversized windows and a full bath add versatility as a home office or den. An elaborate in-law suite/apartment comprises two rooms -- a bedroom and a family room with a kitchenette and sliders that open to a rear terrace, connected by a well-conceived Jack and Jill bath with a walk-in frameless shower that is handicapped accessible.

Spanning the entire rear of the home is an open-concept kitchen, breakfast room, and family room with views of the private yard. Warm custom cherry cabinetry distinguishes the upscale kitchen, with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a built-in server and workstation, a center island with seating, and heated limestone flooring. The breakfast room has sliding doors that open to a charming heated 'glass house' with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides, a high vaulted ceiling, and access to the terrace below -- a perfect place to enjoy expansive property views. A cathedral ceiling and arched windows showcase the family room, and a lovely stone mantel atop the gas-log fireplace is designed for today's easy living.

Double doors on the second floor introduce a private main suite with hardwood floors, a dressing room, a spacious master office/sitting room with front/back views, and a custom-fitted closet. The luxurious master bath features double vanity sinks, a walk-in closet, a frameless shower, a jetted tub, and a separate commode. Two additional bedrooms with hardwood floors, abundant closet space, a well-appointed laundry room, and a full hall bath also reside on this floor. In comparison, the third floor hosts two bedrooms with hardwood floors throughout, an open loft area that provides a quiet respite, and a full hall bath -- offering plenty of space to grow.

The finished lower-level walk-out enjoys high ceilings, featuring a huge game/recreation room, an exercise room with a mirrored wall, a full bath, a bonus room, ample storage rooms, utility rooms, and a second laundry area. Access to an oversized three-car garage adds convenience, while a mud room opens to a lower paver block patio and picturesque rear property.

Well-situated on a prestigious tree-lined neighborhood street close to Hartshorn Elementary School, this fine residence is not to be missed.

 

PROPERTY DETAILS

     OVERVIEW

  • Ideally situated on one of the most prestigious streets in Short Hills
  • Stately, all brick colonial
  • 1.08 flat acres with an expansive, sunny, private rear yard
  • Open-concept Kitchen / Breakfast Room / Family Room / Sunroom (perfect for entertaining)
  • DaVinci synthetic slate roof
  • Azek, Fypon, and HardiePlank composite exterior trim and dormer siding
  • Hot water baseboard and radiant heat throughout (11 zones)
  • Multi-zone air conditioning (6 zones)
  • Flexible bedroom floor plan
  • In-law suite with private entrance, bedroom, handicap-accessible full Bath, and a sitting room with sink, refrigerator, and microwave

 

      EBathIOR

  • All brick facade
  • DaVinci synthetic slate roof
  • Azek and Fypon composite trim and accents
  • HardiePlank composite siding on dormers
  • Copper gutters and leaders with copper gutter guards
  • Custom mahogany entry door with glass sidelights
  • Low E, argon-filled, high-efficiency custom windows by Pella (Architect Series) and Anderson
  • Attached are three cars in the oversized garage
  • Paver driveway with Belgian block curbing
  • Elegant front bluestone walkway
  • Upper and lower paver terraces in the rear of the home
  • Automated 12-zone sprinkler system
  • Nightscaping professionally installed landscape lighting
  • Beautifully maintained property surrounded by lush, mature landscaping

 

     INTERIOR

  • Gracious, welcoming Foyer featuring radiant heated hardwood flooring
  • 9-foot or higher ceilings throughout the first floor
  • Oak-stained hardwood floors with walnut inlay in the Family Room, Living Room, and Dining Room
  • Brazilian cherry hardwood floors with radiant heat in the Foyer
  • Open-concept Kitchen / Breakfast Room / Family Room / Sunroom
  • Hardwood floors in all Bedrooms
  • Crown moldings in many rooms
  • Wainscoting in the Dining Room
  • Vaulted ceiling in Family Room
  • Limestone radiant heated flooring in the Kitchen and Breakfast Room
  • Recessed lighting in many rooms
  • Custom stone gas fireplace in Family Room
  • Ceiling fans in many rooms:
    • Family Room
    • Kitchen
    • Office
    • In-law Suite Sitting Room
    • Master Bedroom Sitting Room
    • Second Floor Bedroom
    • Loft 
  • Main Suite
    • Second Floor
    • Hardwood floors
    • Large bedroom area with Palladian window
    • Oversized sitting room/office
    • Walk-in closet with custom organizers
    • Generously sized Master Bath with custom double vanity, jetted tub, private commode, and stall shower
    • Dressing area
  • Kitchen
    • Custom cherry cabinetry with granite countertops
    • Large center island with Marvel wine refrigerator and breakfast bar
    • Tumbled marble backsplash
    • Thermador stainless steel five burner 36" cooktop
    • Thermador stainless steel Professional Series convection double wall oven
    • SubZero stainless steel 48" Model 632 built-in refrigerator/freezer
    • Bosch stainless steel dishwasher
    • GE Profile stainless steel microwave
    • KitchenAid trash compactor
    • Waste King disposal
    • Built-in desk
    • Extensive storage
  • Flexible Bedroom floor plan:
    • Two Bedrooms on First Floor (one part of an in-law suite)
    • Three Bedrooms on the Second Floor
    • Two Bedrooms on the Third Floor
    • Hardwood floors in all Bedrooms

      INTERIOR (Lower Level)

  • Full Bath with nearby access to rear yard
  • Exercise Room
  • Large Recreation/GBathRoom
  • Storage Room
  • Utility Room with Second Laundry

  

      SYSTEMS

  • Underground utilities
  • 400 AMP electric service
  • Whole house surge protector
  • Transfer switch with generator hookup
  • Security system
  • Central vacuum system
  • Automated sprinkler system
  • Nightscaping professionally installed landscape lighting
  • Honeywell fresh air ventilation system in the lower level
  • Sump pump
  • Superstar stainless steel indirect-fired water heater
  • Commercial quality Crown boiler and controls for 11 hot water and radiant heating zones as follows:
    • Zone 1:  Living Room / Dining Room (Hot Water)
    • Zone 2:  Foyer (Radiant)
    • Zone 3:  Kitchen / Breakfast Room (Radiant)
    • Zone 4:  Family Room / Office (Hot Water)
    • Zone 5:  First Floor Bath (Radiant)
    • Zone 6:  In-Law Suite (Hot Water)
    • Zone 7:  Second Floor (Hot Water)
    • Zone 8:  Master Bedroom Sitting Room (Hot Water)
    • Zone 9: Main Bathroom (Radiant)
    • Zone 10:  Third Floor (Hot Water)
    • Zone 11:  Lower Level (Hot Water)
  • High-efficiency central air conditioning with six zones as follows:
    • Zone 1:  First Floor and Lower Level
    • Zone 2:  Office
    • Zone 3:  In-Law Suite
    • Zone 4:  Second and Third Floors
    • Zone 5:  Master Bedroom Sitting Room
    • Zone 6:  Second Floor Bedroom #3