ENTERTAINER'S PARADISE:  35 Tall Pine Lane, Short Hills, NJ

3 Spring Meadow Lane Aerial View of Estate

Architectural and scenic grandeur coincide at this spectacular Short Hills brick colonial, nestled on 1.5 manicured acres offering complete privacy and resort-like accommodations. Accessed by a private drive and custom designed to offer every entertaining convenience, this 8-bedroom residence beautifully showcases impeccable attention to detail.

The perfect setting for both lavish entertaining as well as intimate gatherings, those at the pinnacle of success will appreciate the grand spaces yet peace and solitude offered by this remarkable home. Lounge by the breathtaking pool and spa gazing the impeccably manicured, mature grounds, while inside sophisticated systems add to the home's cachet including fiber optic wiring, advanced “LiteTouch” lighting system and state-of-the-art home theater, uninterrupted via a home generator.

8 Bedrooms, 6 1/2 baths, 4 car garage, 3 fireplaces, grand open spaces, soaring ceilings, custom moldings and Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring throughout, two-story library, high-tech systems, state-of-the-art theater, whole-house generator, spectacular 1.5 acre property with heated in-ground salt water pool, cabana, sports court and so much more. Vacationing away from home will be a distant memory.

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35 Tall Pine Lane Entry PillarsEntry to this magnificent home is accessed from a quiet street, up a winding drive through a set of front entry columns, 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.

35 Tall Pine Lane Entry HallThe impressive Entry Hall, with winding staircase, custom doorways, soaring ceilings and two coat closets, 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 bay windows and offering spaces that are perfect for both intimate gatherings and large events.

35 Tall Pine Lane Living RoomAnchored on beautiful hardwood flooring and set beneath a high celing with beautiful moldings, a large  bay window and architectural interest at every turn, the fireside formal Living Room is elegant, welcoming guests with warmth and grandeur.

35 Tall Pine Lane LibraryOff the Living Room, a two-story Library with walls of windows and custom built-ins is tucked away in a corner of the home for privacy. It is expansive, with soaring ceilings and four sets of two-story windows. Bright, cheerful and inviting, it is the perfect space in which to work, relax or entertain. A rare find in Short Hills and a very special feature in this impressive home.

35 Tall Pine Lane Dining RoomA banquet-scale formal dining room with custom wainscotting and large bay window sets the tone for lavish entertaining under a dramatic tray ceiling, offering the perfect space for both small and large dinner gatherings. Holidays and every day will offer a very special experience.

35 Tall Pine Lane KitchenAt the very heart of the home is the spacious Kitchen with walls of windows offering complete visibility to the resort-like rear property. The gourmet Kitchen is high-end, embellished with custom cabinetry, granite countertops, radiant heated floor, 6 burner Thermador range top, Thermador double electric convection ovens, Miele dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator, Subzero freezer, GE Monogram convection microwave and oversized center island with seating, Thermador warming drawer and additional sink. The convenient Butler's Pantry features yet another Miele dishwasher, Thermador electric convection oven and sink.

35 Tall Pine Lane Family RoomNearby is the epitome of effortless gathering: a large family room boasting a focal floor-to-ceiling stone wood burning fireplace with gas starter. The room features eleven foot coffered celings, a built-in entertainment center, two pairs of French Doors that open to the rear property, built-in speakers and hardwood flooring. A wet bar with round copper sink, ice maker, refrigerator, wine refrigerator, granite countertops and custom cabinetry with ample storage offers the ultimate in convenience.

35 Tall Pine Lane SunroomThis substantial room opens into a bright sunroom that features radiant heated tile flooring, walls of windows and a comforting ceiling fan overlooking the manicured and mature grounds. The first floor also boasts a generously-sized private first floor bedroom with walk-in closet, making even the most finicky of guests feel at home. Connected to the bedroom is an ensuite with oversized shower and custom hardware, custom vanity with marble countertop and tile floor with hardware-matching bronze inserts. A four-car oversized garage is also accessed from this level.

3 Spring Meadow Lane Upper HallThe upstairs hall is bright and dramatic with lofty views of the Entry Hall below, accessed by a grand staircase leading to 6 spacious and bright bedrooms. The luxurious Master Suite is reminiscent of a Bed and Breakfast, offering the homeowner a serene, generously sized fireside bedroom with soaring ceiling and winding stairs leading to a private loft area. The bedroom offers generous views of the perfectly manicured grounds.

35 Tall Pine Lane Exercise RoomThe Master Bath features large windows, a radiant heated tumbled marble floor with inlays, an oversized double vanity with built-ins on either side, large walk-in shower, spa tub, make-up vanity and separate Toto commode. Nearby is a second floor exercise room, offering the ultimate in convenience and good health.

35 Tall Pine Lane Home OfficeTwo of the additional second floor bedrooms offer ensuite baths, high ceilings, walk-in closets, built-ins and/or elegant moldings. A rear staircase, from the lower level to the second floor, offers convenient access from the heart of the home to the bedroom quarters, while another staircase leads to expansive third floor storage. A home office in one of the second floor bedrooms is oversized, with custom built-ins on three sides and extensive storage. Commuting to the office will become entirely unnecessary. One of two laundry centers is located on the second floor, adding convenience.

35 Tall Pine Lane Lower LevelThe Lower Level is expansive, with an assortment of rooms created for the individual tastes of its occupants including a Recreation Room, state-of-the-art Home Theater, full service wet-bar with seating for 10, wine closet, an additional bedroom with nearby full bath, two utility rooms and several storage rooms with custom built-in shelving. A second laundry center resides on this level.

35 Tall Pine Lane Home TheaterThe state-of-the-art home theater is impressive and exceptionally comfortable, featuring a high-end home theater control system and Meridian speaker system, twelve leather reclining chairs on three levels, handcrafted wood paneling, six custom wall sconces, sound-deadening wall panels, and luxurious carpeting.

3 Spring Meadow Lane Rear TerraceThe grounds are breathtaking, with expansive sweeping lawns and privacy all around. The custom bluestone terraces and patios across the rear of the property offer delightful views of the lush park-like property. From morning coffee to late-night dinner parties, there isn’t a perfect place to start or finish the day. A sports court offers the ultimate in outdoor recreation.

35 Tall Pine Lane Pool and Pool HouseAt the end of the sweeping lawns is a wonderful surprise -- an idyllic heated in-ground pool, totally secluded from the rest of the world offering a tranquil retreat from the warm summer sun. The nearby cabana affords easy outdoor entertaining with refrigerator/freezer, sink and microwave oven as well as a convenient powder room, shower room and changing room.

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 featuring radiant heat in many tiled areas of the home, security systems, fiber optic pre-wiring, sophisticated lighting and music systems, telephone 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.



  • Quality custom home construction
  • 8 generously-sized bedrooms
  • 6 1/2 baths
  • 4 car garage
  • 3 fireplaces
  • 1.5 lush acres
  • Grand open spaces, soaring ceilings, custom moldings and Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring throughout
  • 10' ceilings on the first floor
  • 9' ceilings on the second floor
  • Two-story library
  • High-tech systems including LiteTouch lighting control system, state-of-the-art theater and whole-house generator
  • Heated in-ground salt water pool
  • Cabana
  • Sports court
  • 45 minutes from Midtown Manhattan
  • Top ranked Short Hills school system


Entry Hall

  • Custom marble flooring with border and inserts
  • Brazilian cherry steps and railings leading to second floor
  • Twenty foot domed ceiling
  • California coat closets on both sides of entry door
  • Built-in hidden speakers for home music system
  • Custom lighting fixture on electric lift with matching wall sconces

Living Room

  • Custom leaded glass French doors leading to Library
  • Gas fireplace with custom designed mantle
  • Built-in wall speakers for home music system
  • Bay windows overlooking the expansive parking court and lush grounds
  • Wall sconces in bronze finish


  • Radiant heated tile floor
  • Walls of windows overlooking the lush, expansive grounds
  • Three pairs of French doors providing immense sunlight
    • One pair opening to a gated dog run
  • Beadboard ceiling with 11' height
  • Built-in wall speakers for home music system
  • Wall controlled ceiling fan


  • Two pairs of leaded glass entry doors
  • Stately 18 foot coffered ceiling
  • Light flooded two-story windows with custom silk draperies
  • Wall to ceiling custom bookcases with storage
  • Bose speakers for home music system
  • Wall controlled ceiling fan

Dining Room

  • Banquet sized dining room
  • Custom wainscoting
  • Built-in ceiling speakers for home music system
  • Bay windows with custom silk draperies


  • Gourmet Kitchen with custom cabinetry and several glass doors for easy display
  • Granite countertops
  • Tumbled tile radiant heated floor
  • Thermador 6-burner range top
  • Thermador double electric convection ovens
  • Thermador warming drawer
  • GE Monogram convection microwave
  • Miele dishwasher
  • SubZero 36" refrigerator
  • SubZero 36" freezer
  • Deep main Franke stainless steel sink
    • Instant hot water
    • InSinkErator disposal
  • Window over sink with views of the resort-like property, providing full visibility of the pool
  • Expansive center island
    • Franke stainless steel sink with Waste King disposal
    • Additional seating and prep area
    • Two lighting fixtures over center island
  • Recessed lighting
  • Large walk-in pantry with custom stained glass door and custom shelving
  • Built-in ceiling speakers for home music system
  • Breakfast area 
    • Pair of French doors that open to bluestone patio with convenient Viking barbecue grill nearby
    • Built-in ceiling speakers for home music system
    • Chandelier above eating area

Butler's Pantry

  • Custom cabinetry
  • Granite countertops
  • Thermador electric convection oven
  • Miele dishwasher
  • Franke sink with Waste King disposal

Family Room

  • Step down Family Room with 11' coffered ceiling
  • Built-in custom wall cabinetry
  • Wood burning fireplace with gas starter
  • Two French doors opening to the rear property
  • Wet bar
    • Round copper sink
    • Scotsman ice maker
    • U-Line refrigerator
    • U-Line wine refrigerator
    • Ample granite counterspace and storage cabinetry

First Floor Bedroom (Bedroom 7)

  • Double windows with arched transoms above
  • Recessed lighting with ceiling lighting fixture
  • Large walk-in closet

Shared En-Suite Bathroom

  • Marble countertop over custom double sink vanity
  • Oversized shower with seat and oil rubbed bronze hardware
  • Toto commode
  • Two custom wall sconces
  • Recessed lighting with ceiling fixture
  • Tile floor with inserts

Rear Staircase

  • Wide staircase with access to Second Floor and Lower Level
  • Recessed lighting
  • Hanging light fixture

Mud Room

  • Expansive built-in storage cabinetry
  • Custom-fitted coat closet
  • Recessed lighting
  • Door to rear property
  • Utility sink


  • 4 Car oversized garage
  • Plethora of storage


Master Bedroom Suite

  • Vaulted 14' beamed ceiling
  • Recessed lighting
  • Oversized gas fireplace with custom mantel
  • Four sun-drenched windows
  • Two massive custom walk-in California closets
  • Spiral stairs with wrought iron railing, leading to a loft with access to the attic
    • Loft features recessed lighting and hardwood flooring

Master Bath

  • Radiant heated tumbled marble flooring with custom inlays
  • Oversized shower with seat and handheld sprayer
  • Jacuzzi tub
  • Four windows with blinds and custom silk draperies
  • Built-in speakers for home music system
  • Sharp flat screen television
  • Two St.Thomas Creations sinks
  • Make-up vanity
  • Private room with Toto commode

Bedroom 2

  • Four windows with blinds and custom draperies 
  • Window seat with custom cushion and storage below
  • Two built-in bookcases
  • Wall of built-ins with desk
  • Dressing room with make-up area and walk-in California Closet
  • Custom silk draperies and vanity
  • Carpet over hardwood flooring

Bedroom 2 Ensuite Bath

  • Triple mirrored medicine chest over St. Thomas Creations ceramic sink with granite countertop
  • Tile floor
  • Toto commode
  • Shower over tub with custom glass doors
  • Window with custom silk draperies

Bedroom 3

  • Two windows with blinds and custom draperies
  • Window seat with custom cushion and storage below
  • Recessed lighting
  • Dressing area with custom built-in desk/shelving and walk-in California Closet
  • Carpet over hardwood flooring

Bedroom 3 Ensuite Bath

  • Shower stall with built-in seat
  • Toto commode
  • Two sconces above ceramic sink set in granite countertop over custom vanity
  • Stone tile floor
  • Window with blinds and custom draperies
  • Ceiling lighting fixture

Bedroom 4 (Office)

  • Carpet over hardwood flooring
  • Custom built-in desks, bookcases and file cabinets
  • Three windows with custom draperies
    • One with window seat
  • Double closet
  • Walk-in closet with rough plumbing for easy conversion to additional bath

Bedrooms 5 and 6

  • California closet
  • Three windows with custom silk draperies
  • Recessed lighting and ceiling fixture
  • Nearby full bath with stall shower
  • Built-in speakers in Bedroom 5 (Playroom) for home music system

Exercise Room

  • Three windows with blinds
  • 12' vaulted ceiling
  • Rubberized flooring
  • Recessed lighting
  • Built-in speakers for home music system
  • Ceiling fan
  • Vizio flat screen television
  • Deep closet with shelving

Laundry Room

  • Front-loading washer and dryer
  • Custom sink and faucet
  • Custom built-in cabinetry

 Third Floor

  • Plethora of storage space
  • Opportunity for expansion


Home Theater

  • State-of-the-art home theater control system with high-end Meridian speaker system
  • Twelve leather reclining chairs on three levels
  • Handcrafted wood paneling and carpeting
  • Six custom wall sconces
  • Sound deadening wall panels

Recreation Room

  • 9' ceilings
  • Stain resistant carpeting throughout
  • Recessed lighting
  • Wet bar with refrigerator
  • Ice maker
  • Sink
  • Wine closet
  • Built-in speakers for home music system

Bedroom 8

  • Full egress window
  • Closet
  • Nearby full bath and shower over tub

Storage Room

  • Large storage room with custom built-in shelving


  • Multi-zone heating and cooling systems
    • Zone 1: First Floor Front
    • Zone 2: First Floor Rear
    • Zone 3: Master Bedroom/Exercise Room
    • Zone 4: Second Floor En-Suite Bedrooms
    • Zone 5: Second Floor Office, Playroom and Guest Room
    • Zone 6: Lower Level
    • Standalone System: Cabana
  • Radiant Heat
    • Zone 1: Kitchen
    • Zone 2: Sunroom
    • Zone 3: Master Bath
  • Jayson water softener
  • LiteTouch multiple-zone lighting system throughout entire home with one touch on/off for each room and the entire home
  • Full house natural gas backup generator
  • Three water heaters
    • Two Bradford White (75 gallon)
    • One Rheem (75 gallon)
  • Two sump pumps
  • 400 Amp electrical service
  • Panasonic phone and intercom system
  • State-of-the-art security system with motion detectors and glass break sensors
  • Home music system with speakers in:
    • Entry Hall
    • Living Room
    • Dining Room
    • Library
    • Sunroom
    • Kitchen
    • Breakfast Room
    • Exercise Room
    • Office
    • Playroom
    • Recreation Room
    • Rear Patio
    • Pool Deck



  • Poured concrete custom swimming pool
  • Salt-water system
  • Built-in spa
  • Built-in water fall
  • Natural gas heater
  • Built-in speakers around pool deck for home music system


  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Sink
  • Powder Room
  • Shower Room
  • Changing Room
  • Climate controlled with dedicated heating and cooling system


  • Lush, mature specimen plantings throughout entire property
  • Irrigation system with sprinkler heads for lawn and soaker lines for shrubs and planting beds
  • Cattle guard on driveway to prevent deer and other wildlife from entering the grounds


  • Dining Room chandelier and sconces
  • Master Bedroom window treatments
  • Pool table lighting fixture

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