LIVE WATERFRONT: 32 Windermere Terrace, Short Hills, NJ
Don't miss this very rare opportunity to own a residential property in Short Hills with its own personal lake! Nestled up high on an idyllic 1.25 acres surrounded by rolling lawns, mature specimen plantings and lake views, this enchanting estate is a water lover's dream. The picturesque spring-fed lake is a beautiful addition to this stately residence, offering opportunities for boating, fishing, ice skating and ice hockey as well as scenic walks and breathtaking sunsets.
This exquisite Tudor's impressive presence and grand setting are only the beginning. This architectural gem with slate roof, stunning stonework and striking peaks has curb appeal galore and is truly a forever home. Historic details like oak paneling, rich hardwood floors and beamed ceilings are set against abundant windows that offer breathtaking views and fill the home with natural light.
The sophisticated main level greets you with an elegant reception hall and presents an expansive sunken living room with wood-burning fireplace and an adjoining sunroom. Across the hall, a spacious dining room with breathtaking lake views greets guests in style with French doors to the outdoor oasis. Other special features include an inspiring first floor office with fireplace, chef’s kitchen with breakfast room overlooking the lake, a serene primary suite with large walk-in closet and an oversized 2-car garage.
Outside the grounds beckon with tranquil spaces including a blissful bluestone patio overlooking the lake. This magical residence on one of the most revered properties in all of Short Hills feels far from the world yet is only blocks from Midtown Direct trains, world-class dining, designer shopping, top-rated schools and more.
This is the home you have been searching for to no avail, until now.
Originally built to exacting standards in 1928, this exquisite Tudor is set high upon a hill overlooking mature greenery and a stone-edged pond. Reminiscent of an English country manor, this grand setting is only the beginning.
Inside, an entrance hall with oak paneling, rich hardwood floors and an elegant turned staircase is flanked by the dining room and sunken living room. An elegant powder room is conveniently situated off this entrance hall.
A rounded archway and step down mark the entry to the living room. Wall-to-wall carpeting covers hardwood while the beamed ceiling and magnificent oak panel wall surrounding the stone fireplace create a rustic touch. The front boxed window adds to the sense of space and, combined with the two additional front and rear windows, bathes this room in natural light.
Beveled glass doors open from the living room to the adjoining sun room where three walls of windows overlook the gardens. An atrium door opens to the front and the flagstone floor and stone walls complete this room.
Ample cabinet storage and Corian counters are certain to please even the most discerning chef. A Garland 6-burner gas range, salamander and built-in overns are ready to handle even the most enthusiastic culinary undertaking. Tall windows, recessed and pendant lighting ensure that this room remains bright and inviting.
The separate breakfast room includes a sliding glass door opening to the patio overlooking the lake and spacious lawns.
For those who love to entertain, this home is truly a delight. Neutral walls framed by natural wood molding and trim, solid wood plank doors, tall casement windows and rich hardwood floors provide the backdrop for a variety of tastes and lifestyles. The easy flow of a traditional center-hall floor plan allows rooms to be as open or as secluded as required.
The formal Dining Room is just the place for a lavish dinner party. Easily seating ten or more, this elegant room is just across the foyer from the Living Room and opens to the adjoining Kitchen and out to the Patio.
For more casual gatherings or quiet relaxation, the Den is located at the end of the Entrance Hall. Cozy wall-to-wall carpeting, paneled walls and a corner fireplace are featured. A set of built-in bookcases flank the side window and offer the ideal space to display treasured books.
Outside, the grounds are truly magnificent. The focal point of this setting is the stone-edged pond which is outlined by mature trees, specimen plantings and lush green lawns. Situated on over one and a quarter acres of property, this home will more than satisfy even the most discerning of buyers. From avid entertaining to sports aficionados, it truly offers it all.
Located in Old Short Hills, this quiet tree-lined street is only blocks from the Short Hills Train Station and a short distance to schools, local shopping and major highways. Certainly capable of satisfying on a variety of levels, this extraordinary home is truly a unique find.
- Entrance Hall with hardwood flooring, wood paneling and coat closet.
- Sunken Living Room with stone fireplace, beamed ceiling and beveled glass doors.
- Sun Room with flagstone flooring, three walls of windows and door to front lawn.
- Formal Dining Room with hardwood flooring, dentil molding and french door to Patio.
- Kitchen with ample cabinetry, Corian counters, Garland 6-burner range, Thermatronic built-in double ovens, dishwasher, refrigerator, hardwood flooring and recessed lighting.
- Breakfast Room with sliding door to Patio.
- Den with built-in bookcases, fireplace and wood-paneling.
- Guest Bedroom Suite with ample closet and private full Bath.
- First floor marble powder room
- Unfinished walk-up attic with cedar closet
- Full basement with recreation room, half bath, storage closet, utility room and laundry area
- Security system
- Boiler new 2022
- Water heater new 2023
- See Listing Agent
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