FIVE-STAR STUNNER: 41 Lake Road, Short Hills, NJ

41 Lake Road - Front Photoss

Located in the heart of Old Short Hills, this spectacular one-acre residence boasts tremendous curb appeal and every modern convenience. Elegantly refined, this home offers a classic floor plan and sophistication at every turn. Extensively renovated and expanded to exacting standards by David Rosen AIA, the heart of the home is a new open-concept kitchen complete with custom cabinetry, stone countertops, a large center island with walnut countertop, professional grade appliances, walk-in pantry and butler's pantry. The kitchen flows seamlessly into an expansive breakfast room and family room with soaring ceilings. Walls of windows overlooking the park-like grounds offer breathtaking views, while a home office, library, 30' sunlit LR, formal DR, large mudroom and powder room complete the 1st floor. Upstairs, 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths provide a luxurious escape from daily life. The serene primary suite offers wonderful rear views while a second floor laundry center adds convenience. The lower level is an unexpected surprise, beautifully finished with 3 large recreation areas, exercise area, bar, wine cellar, full bath and extensive storage. One glimpse of the rear property with its expansive multi-level bluestone patios and alluring gunite pool will immediately end your home search. A large 3-car garage with loft storage completes this dream home. Ideally located in the Hartshorn school district and close to the NJ Transit Midtown Direct train line, this home is a rare find.


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41 Lake Road - FrontEntry to this magnificent home is accessed from one of the most exclusive streets, through a circular driveway, 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.

41 Lake Road - FoyerThe impressive Entry Hall, with hardwood flooring, custom doorways and stunning millwork offers guests a glimpse of the grandeur that awaits at every turn. Flanking the Entry Hall are an elegant fireside Library and a wonderful Dining Room, offering spaces that are perfect for both leisure and entertaining.

41 Lake Road - LibraryAnchored by beautiful hardwood flooring and set beneath custom light fixtures and beautiful crown moldings, the Library features a cozy gas fireplace with custom mantel, striking wallpaper, large windows, and architectural interest at every turn. Welcome your guests with warmth and grandeur!

41 Lake Road - Living RoomAt the rear of the foyer is the formal Living Room, filled with masterful trim and an eye-catching wood-burning fireplace, offering incredible flow for both small and large gatherings. The formal Living Room leads to a wonderful surprise: a perfectly positioned patio overlooking the lush and secluded one-acre property, truly one of the most specacular properties in all of Short Hills. Ideal for outdoor entertaining on those warm summer nights.

41 Lake Road - KitchenThe pièce de résistance is the gourmet Susan Obercian designed Kitchen & delightful Breakfast Room. The 11' solid walnut countertop island is surrounded by top-of-the-line appliances, stylish plumbing fixtures & elegantly coordinated pendant lights. This exceptional kitchen is the heart of the home and the ideal place in which to gather and enjoy special times with friends and family.

41 Lake Road - Brreakfast RoomThe adjacent Breakfast Room with cathedral ceiling is framed by a wall of windows overlooking the lush rear grounds and French doors lead to a wonderful patio. 

41 Lake Road - Family RoomThe breakfast room leads to an optimal space for effortless gatherings: an expansive Family Room boasting a focal custom stone gas fireplace. The room features high ceilings, built-in cabinetry with a wine refrigerator and walls of windows offering an abundance of natural light. Conveniently located nearby, the adjacent Office is the perfect space for working or studying and includes a wall of built-ins with plenty of storage and desk space.

41 Lake Road - Dining RoomThe eye-catching Dining Room is stylishly framed with beautiful custom window treatments & an elegant coffered ceiling.This lovely entertaining space leads to a generously sized Butler's Pantry with built-in cabinetry, second dishwasher & additional beverage refrigerator, perfect for the avid entertainer. Nearby is the ever-functional mudroom with custom built-in cabinetry -- a delightful way to enter the home each and every day.

41 Lake Road - Primary SuiteAscending to the second level of the home, you'll find the luxuriously serene Primary Suite featuring a tray ceiling and custom windows overlooking the expansive rear property. Gracious and inviting, a luxury hotel will feel disappointed after spending a night in this wonderful space. A large, professionally outfitted closet and built-in wardrobes throughout the suite offer ample storage, while the primary bath is reminiscent of a pampering spa.

41 Lake Road - BedroomThe second floor boasts four generously sized Bedrooms with ample closets, making everyone feel at home. One of the four Bedrooms offers a private en-suite Bath while the three other Bedrooms share two additional hallway Baths. Furthermore, a generous Laundry Center also resides on this level.

41 Lake Road - Lower LevelThe Lower Level is expansive, with an assortment of rooms created for the individual tastes of its occupants, including a Recreation Room, Game Room, Exercise Room, Wine Cellar, Wet Bar with refrigeration, Full Bath, Utility Room, and a wall of storage closets with custom built-in shelving.

41 Lake Road - PatioThe grounds are breathtaking with one acre of expansive sweeping lawns and privacy all around. The custom terraces and patios across the rear of the home offer delightful views of the lush park-like property. From morning coffee to late-night dinner parties, there isn’t a more perfect place to start or finish the day.

41 Lake Road - PoolAt the end of the sweeping lawn 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 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, music system and natural gas standby generator.

This estate awaits that extraordinary buyer who appreciates fine craftsmanship, modern conveniences and all that Short Hills has to offer.



Extensive first-floor renovation to move the Kitchen to the back of the home, including the addition of a large Breakfast Room with vaulted ceiling that opens the Kitchen directly to the Family Room. Created a new Dining Room at the front of the home where the previous Kitchen was located and renovated the existing Butler’s Pantry, Mudroom and Office. Furthermore, the basement was enlarged by digging out under the existing Family Room and new addition, and completely refinishing the Basement, including a full Bath, Exercise Room, Wet Bar, Custom Wine Cellar and expansive storage closets.

Susan Obercian-Designed Kitchen

  • Custom painted/glazed shaker cabinets
  • 11' island with solid walnut countertop and prep sink
  • Walker Zanger perimeter granite countertops
  • 48" Wolf dual-fuel 6-burner gas stove with griddle and two gas ovens
  • Wolf electric convection wall oven
  • Wolf built-in microwave
  • 36" SubZero refrigerator
  • 24" SubZero freezer
  • KitchenAid dishwasher
  • SubZero under-counter beverage refrigerator
  • Scotsman ice maker
  • Vaughan lantern pendants over island
  • Currey & Co. chandelier over breakfast room
  • Custom range hood by Amore Designs
  • Waterstone faucets in satin stainless steel; large double bowl kitchen sink
  • Insinkerator garbage disposals in both main sink and prep sink
  • Walk-in pantry with pullout drawers, shelving and granite countertop

Butler's Pantry/Mudroom

  • Custom cabinetry throughout: painted/glazed in Butler's Pantry, stained in Mudroom with coat closet, pullout shelves, built-in dog crate, broom closet and 5 cubbies with storage above and below
  • Leathered granite countertops
  • Native Trails hammered copper farmhouse sink with oil-rubbed bronze Rohl faucet & Insinkerator garbage disposal
  • Bosch dishwasher
  • Striking herringbone brick floor


  • New custom cabinetry, including large L-shaped built-in desk, file cabinets, overhead cabinetry and shelving


  • Moved ductwork to create 7.5" ceilings throughout
  • New full Bath, including rustic vanity with honed marble top, Kohler toilet, tiled shower and glass door
  • Large Bar area with custom decorative concrete counter by JM Lifestyles, custom cabinetry, Marvel undercounter beverage refrigerator and sink
  • Extensive closets with shelves, hanging and pullout drawers; two additional closets in Exercise Room
  • 700+ bottle Wine Cellar with Whisperkool chiller and wood wine rack system
  • Manufactured hardwood floors throughout


  • New bluestone two-tier patio and brick retaining walls
  • New exterior pillar and sconce lanterns
  • Gas and electric lines for grill installed under patio
  • Extensive landscaping throughout back yard


  • New 4-zone HVAC system
  • New Generac whole house standby generator


First Floor

Living Room

  • New custom fireplace mantel, stone surround and hearth
  • New French doors to patio
  • Removed outdated moldings on walls and ceilings
  • New Virtual Lighting fixtures throughout
  • Pierre Frey grasscloth surrounding fireplace

Family Room

  • New custom built-in cabinetry entire length of room with painted/glazed finish
  • New cobblestone facing on fireplace extending to vaulted ceiling, reclaimed wood beam mantel and decorative concrete hearth
  • Converted fireplace to gas
  • New picture window overlooking backyard
  • Bar area with GE Monogram wine chiller
  • New Currey & Co. lantern chandelier


  • New decorative fireplace mantel, tile surround and stone hearth
  • Converted fireplace to gas
  • Removed outdated built-in cabinetry
  • New lighting fixtures throughout

Second Floor

  • Renovated Primary Bedroom to create new Suite with tray ceiling, wall of custom cabinetry with wall-mounted TV and built-in safe, new picture window overlooking patio/grounds and en-suite bath with double sink custom vanity, soaking tub and separate stall shower, Toto toilet, Rohl fixtures, walk-in closet, dressing area with custom built-in dresser and hanging storage.
  • Renovated Bedroom #2 to include new en suite Bath with glass-enclosed shower over tub, custom linen closet, built-in cabinetry and vanity with Caesarstone counter, walk-in closet, custom built-in desk with fabric bulletin board and shelving.
  • Created new 2nd-floor Laundry Room with sink and custom cabinetry that includes pull-out laundry bins. Electrolux front-loading washer and dryer (2015)
  • Widened main hallway
  • Added hall linen closet
  • New solid wood interior doors and door hardware
  • New Bessler pull-down stairs to attic


  • New Hayward pool filter (2021)
  • Hydrawise Wifi-enabled Smart Controller for irrigation system (2020)
  • Driveway repaved by Nicholas Grace & Sons (2020)
  • Refreshed landscaping in front and back yard (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • New stone walkway to side door (2018)
  • Upgraded alarm system, installed by Ultimate Security (2015)
  • Built-in Russounds sound system with in-ceiling speakers in Kitchen, Dining Room, Family Room, Primary Bedroom, Basement, Patio (2012 & 2015)
  • Backyard entirely deer fenced (2013)



  • Quality custom home construction
  • 5 generously-sized bedrooms
  • 5 full & 1 half baths
  • 3-car oversized garage
  • 3 fireplaces
  • 1 full lush acre
  • Grand open spaces, custom moldings and hardwood flooring in most areas
  • Custom built-ins in many areas
  • High-tech systems including a whole-house Generac generator
  • Heated in-ground pool
  • 45 minutes from Midtown Manhattan
  • Top ranked Short Hills school system


Entry Hall

  • Hardwood flooring
  • Extensive custom moldings
  • Custom entry door
  • Built-in custom window seat
  • Coat closet with custom closet system
  • Hudson Valley Lighting Lantern and Main Staircase Chandelier
  • Circa Lighting Sconce


  • Gas fireplace with custom designed mantle
  • Delightful bay window
  • Circa Lighting light fixtures

Living Room

  • Wood burning fireplace with custom designed mantle
  • Wall of windows and French doors leading to rear patio
  • Visual Comfort hanging fixture and sconces


  • Susan Obercian-Designed Kitchen
  • Custom painted/glazed shaker cabinets
  • 11' island with solid walnut countertop and prep sink
  • Walker Zanger perimeter granite countertops
  • 48" Wolf dual-fuel 6-burner gas stove with griddle and two gas ovens
  • Wolf electric convection wall oven
  • Wolf built-in microwave
  • 36" SubZero refrigerator
  • 24" SubZero freezer
  • KitchenAid dishwasher
  • SubZero under-counter beverage refrigerator
  • Scotsman ice maker
  • Vaughan lantern pendants over island
  • Currey & Co. chandelier over breakfast area
  • Custom range hood by Amore Designs
  • Waterstone faucets in satin stainless steel; large double bowl kitchen sink
  • Insinkerator garbage disposals in both main sink and prep sink
  • Walk-in pantry with pullout drawers, shelving and granite countertop

Breakfast Room

  • Cathedral ceiling with custom millwork
  • Walls of windows overlooking lush rear grounds
  • French doors to exterior patio

Family Room

  • Gas fireplace with stone surround
  • Custom built-ins
  • Walls of windows
  • High ceilings
  • Bar area with GE Monogram wine chiller
  • Currey & Company Lantern


  • Light flooded windows
  • Built-in desk with storage and shelving

Powder Room

  • Custom vanity
  • Custom wall finish
  • Custom fixtures, hardware and lighting

Dining Room

  • Custom wainscoting
  • Expansive bay window
  • Arched doorways
  • Storage closet

Butler's Pantry

  • Leathered countertop with sink
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Bosch dishwasher
  • Beverage refrigerator


  • Custom cabinetry


Primary Bedroom Suite

  • Large walk-in closet
  • Additional built-in wardrobes
  • Sun-drenched windows
  • Higher ceilings
  • Currey & Company Chandelier
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Dressing area with built-in storage

Primary Bath

  • Oversized shower with overhead and handheld sprayer
  • Soaking tub
  • Custom double vanity
  • Designer cabinetry, fixtures and hardware
  • Designer tile selections
  • Generous storage

Bedroom 2

  • Large walk-in closet
  • Built-in cabinetry and desk
  • Private en-suite bath

Bedroom 3

  • Large walk-in closet

Bedroom 4

  • Walk-in closet

Bedroom 5

  • Large closet

Laundry Center

  • Custom sink and faucet
  • Custom built-in cabinetry


  • Multi-zone forced-air heating/cooling systems
    • Zone 1: First Floor Right
    • Zone 2: First Floor Left
    • Zone 3: Second Level Right
    • Zone 4: Second Level Left
    • Zone 5: Lower Level
    • Water softener
    • Full house natural gas backup Generac generator
    • State-of-the-art security system with motion detectors and glass break sensors
    • Oversized 3-car tandem garage with walk-up storage loft


  • Expansive bluestone patios


  • Poured concrete custom swimming pool
  • Natural gas heater
  • Nearby built-in cooking center


  • Lush, mature specimen plantings throughout entire property


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