46 Farley Road

Short Hills, NJ

46 Farley Road - Front View Of Home

Ideally perched on 1.36 lush acres and adjoining the 2,047 acre South Mountain Reservation, this bespoke home is surrounded by natural beauty at every turn. The setting features complete privacy, a very unique characteristic for Short Hills. The picturesque park-like oasis provides hiking trail access via a private rear gate offering a calming sense of peace and tranquility yet is just minutes from all of the amenities that Millburn and Short Hills have to offer.

Designed by renowned architect Al Bol AIA and constructed by Russell Schiafo, a builder well known for his exceptional build quality and attention to detail, this 6 bedroom home is right from a luxury magazine. Imagine purchasing an impeccably decorated house that feels just like home on the very first day. One where custom moldings and built-ins, designer plumbing and lighting fixtures, striking wall finishes and custom window treatments and furnishings were all meticulously selected to perfection.

This exceptional residence offers space for everyone including three home office options: two on the first floor, one of which also doubles as the perfect homework room, while the master suite boasts a bright and inviting sitting room / office.  The 3 car garage with lift can accommodate 4 cars and is a car aficionado's delight while the walk-out lower level includes a bedroom suite, additional full bath, recreation room, lounge, second possible laundry center and future home theater. All 6 bedrooms feature private en-suite baths and the second floor bedrooms include spacious walk-in closets.

This home is being sold fully furnished, exquisitely designed from top to bottom by Debra Blair with custom pieces by John Boone, Ferrell Mittman, McGuire and Jerry Pair, just to name a few. A new gourmet kitchen by Bob Bakes, new luxurious baths featuring Waterworks fixtures and Ann Sacks tile, Marvin high efficiency windows, ultra-high efficiency Carrier 9-zone HVAC, Crestron audio/video, LED lighting and Lutron exterior lighting systems all offer exceptional state-of-the-art performance wrapped in a beautiful package. Additional information can be found below.

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46 Farley Road - Foyer

When you walk through the front door of this very special bespoke home, you will immediately be impressed by the exceptional quality and voluminous yet warm feeling invoked by the special finishes throughout. From the striking custom-painted harlequin patterned flooring to the two-story soaring entry foyer with wrap-around staircase to the hand-painted Venetian plaster and wood paneled walls, you will know that you have arrived at the very best Short Hills has to offer. This level of design detail is rarely seen in newer construction homes today.

46 Farley Road - Living RoomThe handsome Library / Home Office, accessed directly from the Entry Foyer, offers complete privacy from the rest of the home and features a cozy gas fireplace detailed with custom built-in cabinetry surrounding a very functional built-in television. The custom hand-painted wall finish adds exceptional warmth while the coffered ceiling is a delight. A French door leads directly to the wrap-around covered front porch offering a private entrance and a separate HVAC zone for this room offers ideal comfort all year long.

46 Farley Road - Living RoomThe elegant Living Room is detailed with wide crown moldings, walls of windows with custom designer draperies, exquisitely selected furniture and a wonderful striae wall finish. The inviting gas fireplace with custom-designed mantle creates a beautiful focal point in the room. French doors lead to an expansive outdoor terrace that is also accessed from the breakfast room which provides excellent flow for entertaining as well as lots of natural light.

46 Farley Road - Dining RoomThe Dining Room is detailed with a custom coffered ceiling and Debra Blair designed padded fabric walls with hand-driven rivets. Walls of windows provide lots of natural light and the custom John Boone dining table offers comfortable seating for up to 14 guests. It is the perfect room for intimate gatherings or for entertaining on a larger scale.

46 Farley Road Butlers PantryThe Dining Room is served by a well-appointed Butler’s Pantry equipped with wet bar, beverage refrigerator, Miele Dishwasher, wine refrigerator and custom storage. Custom inset cabinetry by Bob Bakes is adorned with a gorgeously rich wood countertop flanked by a mirrored backsplash which makes the space feel even more expansive. The harlequin patterned floor is a wonderful surprise, adding sophistication and interest to the space.

46 Farley Road Family RoomThe Family Room features multiple seating areas with a beautiful three stone blend fireplace flanked by custom cabinetry in a combination stained finish - offset by a dramatic beamed ceiling painted in a fresh white color. A large opening connects directly into the Kitchen & Breakfast Room offering direct sight-lines throughout the entire space.

46 Farley Road KitchenThe heart of the home is the new gourmet Kitchen where every chef's dream can come true. The large island with second sink anchors the room and is surrounded by a 48” Viking gas cooktop with griddle and pot filler, Viking warming drawer, 48" custom range hood, 36” full size Sub-Zero refrigerator, 36" full size Sub-Zero freezer, 30" Viking double wall oven, two 27" SubZero refrigeration drawers and Miele Optima dishwasher. Carrera marble countertops and white subway backsplash tile make the space feel inviting and fresh. A light-filled Breakfast Area that spills out to the bluestone terrace affords seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining. A nearby walk-in pantry offers ample storage and a nearby bonus room offers a second office with plenty of space for multiple homework workstations.

46 Farley Road Master BedroomUpstairs the Master Suite offers a welcomed retreat from daily life, including a soaring cathedral ceiling, private sitting room, two custom dressing rooms, spa-like bath and breathtaking views of the lush, private grounds below. The bedroom is set at the rear of the suite, offering complete privacy in an exceptionally peaceful setting.

46 Farley Road Master BathFrom the sitting area, a solid pocket door opens to a spa-like Master Bathroom with heated marble floors, heated towel rack, top-of-the-line plumbing fixtures, a beautiful jetted tub with large window above, a large steam shower with bench and a private water closet.

46 Farley Road BedroomThoughtful design flows throughout the home as evidenced in the custom built-ins, designer wall coverings and window treatments, custom storage, well-appointed bedrooms and new designer baths.

46 Farley Road Lower LevelAn expansive walk-out lower level features lots of natural light, doors to the exterior grounds, a recreation room, game room, sixth bedroom with full bath, a second full bath, second laundry center facilities and space for a home theatre.

46 Farley Road - DeckThe resort-like backyard was designed with multiple outdoor spaces including a bluestone terrace with natural gas grill hookup. The lower tier offers expansive lawns and includes direct access to the lower level.

46 Farley Road - Rear PropertyThe home is ideally situated in a prime, highly sought after Short Hills neighborhood only miles away from New York City and less than 1 mile from downtown Millburn. With amenities such as these, there is little incentive to leave!






  • Cedar shake shingle roof
  • Cedar shake wall shingles
  • Marvin high-efficiency custom wood windows
  • Three gas fireplaces, all gas: Library, Living Room, Family Room
  • Waterworks plumbing fixtures throughout
  • Custom bathroom tile throughout by Ann Sacks
  • Baldwin Antique Brass hardware throughout
  • Custom window treatments throughout
  • Stark carpeting throughout the first and second floors


Entry Hall

  • Custom painted oak flooring with harlequin pattern
  • Venitian plaster walls
  • Intricate wall paneling
  • Outfitted coat closet
  • Convenient Powder Room
  • Vaughn Designs lighting fixtures
  • Brunschwig and Fils, Inc wallcovering

Powder Room

  • Urban Archeology wall sconces
  • Custom Lampworks flush mount ceiling fixture 
  • John Rosselli wallcovering

Library / Home Office

  • This perfect home office offers complete privacy from the rest of the home
  • Custom wood painted finish
  • Gas fireplace flanked by two built-in cabinets and open shelving
  • Coffered ceiling
  • Recessed television
  • Private exterior entrance
  • Separate HVAC zone for year-round comfort
  • Custom Jim Thompson Silks draperies
  • Sofa & Club Chairs: Edward Ferrell / Louis Mittman
  • End Tables: Jerry Pair and Associates
  • Mahogany Desk / Desk Chair / Ottoman / Cocktail Table: Wood and Hogan, Inc.
  • Fireplace Tools: Danny Alessandro, Inc.
  • Carpeting: Stark

Living Room

  • Gas fireplace with custom Chesney's mantle
  • Striae wall finish
  • Walls of windows
  • French doors to bluestone terrace
  • Fireplace Tools: Danny Allesandro
  • Sofa / Club Chairs: Rjones / Brunschwig and Fils, Inc.
  • Custom Leather Ottoman: Jerry Pair & Associates
  • Custom Cocktail Table: Jerry Pair & Associates
  • Mirror: WM Switzer & Associates
  • Light Fixtures: Vaughn Designs
  • Custom Window Treatments: Glant/Rodger and Goffington
  • Antique Chest: Doyle Galleries
  • Antique Center Table: Boston Empire
  • Carpeting: Stark

Dining Room

  • Custom fabric-padded walls with hand-driven rivets designed by Debra Blair (Donghia fabric)
  • Walls of windows with custom window draperies (Kirk Brummel fabric)
  • Coffered ceiling with inset wallpaper (Anya Larkin)
  • Antique table fits 14 guests comfortably: John Boone
  • Server: Antique George III period serpentine mahogany
  • Console Table: John Boone, Inc.
  • Custom Dining Chairs: Smith & Watson
  • Gilded Sconces: Hinson & Co.
  • Custom Murano Glass Chandelier: Lampworks
  • Carpeting: Stark

Butler's pantry

  • Beverage refrigerator
  • Viking wine refrigerator 
  • Hammered copper sink
  • Full height, custom gray inset cabinetry by Bob Bakes
  • Custom wood countertop
  • Smoked glass backsplash
  • Waterworks faucet
  • Miele dishwasher

Family Room

  • Floor to ceiling stone gas fireplace
  • Two walls of windows
  • Coffered ceiling
  • Custom draperies
  • Custom blinds
  • TV with built-in surround sound
  • Wall Sconces & Chandelier: Holly Hunt, Inc.
  • Custom Sectional Sofa: Glant, Inc.
  • Game Table & Chairs: Wood & Hogan
  • Bookcases: Baker / Milling Road
  • Carpeting: Stark


  • Hand-painted floors
  • Coffered ceiling
  • Full height, custom white inset cabinetry by Bob Bakes
  • Custom handmade lighting fixtures
  • Carrera marble countertops
  • Viking 48" cooktop with 6 burners and griddle
  • Viking 48" professional range hood
  • Viking 30" double oven
  • Viking 36" freezer with 19.1 cubic foot capacity
  • Viking 36" refrigerator with 22.8 cubic foot capacity
  • Two 27" SubZero refrigeration drawers
  • Viking warming drawer
  • Miele Optima dishwasher
  • Shaws farm sink
  • Waterworks faucets
  • Walk-in pantry
  • Barstools: McGuire

Breakfast Room

  • French doors to bluestone terrace
  • Custom table fits up to 12 guests comfortably
  • Chairs: Artistic Frames
  • English Sideboard: Wood & Hogan
  • Window Treatments: Brunschwig & Fils

Second Home Office / Homework Room

  • Spacious and conveniently located next to the kitchen and rear staircase
  • Large closet for storage
  • Carpeting: Stark


  • Custom built-ins
  • Outfitted closets
  • Heated tile flooring
  • Direct access to second powder room

Three Car Garage

  • First-floor entrance
  • Oversized three-car garage
  • Thermostatically controlled heater
  • Car lift to accommodate a total of four cars
  • Epoxy floor coating
  • Custom storage system


Upper Landing

  • Two walk-in linen closets
  • Walk-up attic - floored for additional storage
  • Carpeting: Stark

Master Bedroom Suite

  • Two thoughtfully designed dressing rooms with solid wood custom-built cabinetry of the finest quality
  • Spacious sitting room
  • Bedroom with cathedral ceiling
  • Custom window treatments
  • Carpeting: Stark
  • Desk: Baker
  • Desk Chair with leather upholstery: Dessin Founir
  • Charles X antique seven drawer chest, circa 1830
  • Lantern: Formations
  • Club chair & ottman: Jerry Pair/ Hines and Co Fabric
  • Sheraton style library table: Wood and Hogan
  • Custom king-sized bed: Debra Blair Design/Gretchen Bellinger Farbric
  • Chest of drawers: Wood and Hogan
  • Night table: Baker
  • Sofa: Jerry Pair/Hinson Fabric
  • Leather ottoman: Profiles
  • Lamps: Vaughn

Master Bath

  • Separate commode room
  • Ann Sacks Marble heated flooring
  • Ann Sacks Marble subway wall tile
  • Heated Waterworks towel rack
  • Custom vanities with Carrera marble countertops
  • Kohler Sinks
  • Luxurious soaking tub
  • Expansive walk-in steam shower with handheld and rain shower
  • Waterworks fixtures in polished nickel
  • Built-in custom medicine cabinets
  • Linen closet
  • Lampworks lighting

Bedroom/Bath 2

  • Expansive walk-in closet
  • Carpeting: Stark
  • Hexagon marble floor tile
  • Subway wall tile
  • Walk-in shower with custom glass enclosure
  • Custom vanity with Carrera marble top and Kohler sink
  • Waterworks fixtures in satin nickel
  • Kohler toilet
  • Custom lighting fixtures
  • Built-in custom medicine cabinet

Bedroom/Bath 3

  • Expansive walk-in closet
  • Carpeting: Stark
  • Second storage closet
  • Marble floor tile
  • Subway wall tile
  • Walk-in shower with custom glass enclosure
  • Custom vanity with Carrera marble top and Kohler sink
  • Waterworks fixtures in satin nickel
  • Kohler toilet
  • Custom lighting fixtures
  • Built-in custom medicine cabinet

Bedroom/Bath 4

  • Window seat with storage
  • Expansive walk-in closet
  • Carpeting: Stark
  • Marble floor tile
  • Subway wall tile
  • Tub with handheld and overhead shower
  • Custom vanity with Carrera marble top and Kohler sink
  • Waterworks fixtures in satin nickel
  • Kohler toilet
  • Custom lighting fixtures
  • Built-in custom medicine cabinet
  • Linen closet

Bedroom/Bath 5

  • Expansive walk-in closet
  • Carpeting: Stark
  • Herringbone marble floor tile
  • Subway wall tile
  • Walk-in shower with custom glass enclosure
  • Custom vanity with Carrera marble top and Kohler sink
  • Waterworks fixtures in satin nickel
  • Kohler toilet
  • Custom lighting fixtures
  • Built-in custom medicine cabinet
  • Michael Smith wallcovering
  • Custom window treatments: Colefax & Fowler
  • Custom bedding: Designer's Guild
  • Bed: British Khaki
  • Lighting: Foundry
  • Custom Throw Pillows: Debra Blair Design
  • Lamps: Bunny Williams, Inc.
  • Night Tables: Mrs McDougal, Inc.
  • Antiques & Accessories: Debra Blair Design

Second Floor Laundry Room

  • Custom inset built-in cabinetry
  • Quartz countertops
  • Laundry sink
  • Hanging closet
  • One Samsung steam front loading washer
  • Two Samsung steam dryers
  • Refrigerator


  • Walk-out with lots of natural daylight
  • Dedicated room wired for a future home theatre
  • Second laundry room set-up
  • Sixth bedroom with private bath
  • Additional full bath on this level
  • Multiple storage closets


  • Two 75 gallon Bradford White gas water heaters
  • LED lighting throughout (except in library)
  • Crestron audio/visual system with exterior surveillance cameras
  • State-of-the-art security system
  • Lutron system for exterior lighting
  • Water filtration system
  • Water softening system
  • Water leak sensors in laundry room and utility room wired directly to alarm system


  • Ultra-efficient Carrier Infinity variable-speed systems
  • Basement (1 zone)
  • First Floor (3 zones): 1) Library / Home Office;  2) Foyer / Living Room / Dining Room;  3) Kitchen / Breakfast Room / Family Room / Second Home Office
  • Second Floor (5 zones): Each bedroom has a separate zone


  • Bluestone front walkway
  • Expansive bluestone terrace with Crestron sound system accessed from Living Room and Breakfast Room
  • Inviting wrap-around front porch
  • Lush, mature specimen plantings throughout entire property
  • Rear yard offers direct access to many South Mountain Reservation hiking trails via a locked rear gate


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