CLASSIC ELEGANCE:  55 Hilltop Road, Short Hills, NJ

55 Hilltop Road - Front Photos

Proudly perched on a grassy knoll, this classic beauty is ideally situated on a quiet tree-lined street in the highly sought after Woodfield Estates section of Short Hills, offering complete privacy and a spacious poolside backyard with hotel-like accommodations that rival those found only in the finest resorts. Renovated to exacting standards by Geiss Custom Builders with a neutral designer palette, high-end finishes and luxurious upgrades, this residence is impressive with architectural interest at every turn including high ceilings, exquisite custom millwork and thoughtful features throughout.

The large open floor plan impresses with a soaring two-story foyer, first floor den, first floor office, several French doors to rear pergolas, three gas fireplaces and a two-story family room perfectly positioned next to a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, stone counters and top-of-the-line appliances. The second floor is also impressive, featuring a luxurious primary suite that soothes the senses with a cozy gas fireplace, two walk-in closets and a spa-like primary bath, three additional en-suite bedrooms and a second laundry center. Two expansive and separately accessed third floor areas including a private in-law suite while a wonderful lower level with rec room, media room, laundry center and full bath offers plenty of space for all.

Outside the bespoke experience continues on generous grounds with a focal heated in-ground salt-water pool with patio surround for sunbathing, two large patios with pergolas for gatherings and a lush private yard for outdoor activities. Thoughtful upgrades include in-ceiling speakers in nearly every room, alarm system, central vacuum, four zone HVAC, mudroom with abundant storage and radiantly heated flooring, heated oversized 2-car garage and a commercially-sized generator to ensure that the fun never ends. Easy access to Hoboken & NYC trains, highways, shopping and top-rated schools. Vacationing away from home will be a distant memory.


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55 Hilltop Road - FoyerLocated on a quiet street and renovated to perfection, this home truly creates a commanding presence and promises 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.

55 Hilltop Road - FoyerThe impressive Entry Hall, with wood staircase, custom doorways, beautiful moldings and soaring ceilings, offers guests a glimpse of the grandeur that awaits every turn. Located on one side of the entry Foyer, the elegant fireside Living Room boasts walls of windows and offers spaces that are perfect for both intimate gatherings and large events. At the end of the Entry Hall is the gourmet Kitchen, a large welcoming space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the professionally landscaped rear property.

55 Hilltop Road - Living RoomAnchored on beautiful hardwood flooring and set beneath beautiful moldings with architectural interest at every turn, the fireside formal Living Room is elegant, welcoming guests with warmth and grandeur.

55 Hilltop Road - Dining RoomA banquet-scale formal Dining Room with custom moldings and large french doors set the tone for lavish entertaining under dramatic moldings, offering the perfect space for both small and large dinner gatherings. Holidays and every day will offer a very special experience.

55 Hilltop Road KitchenTruly the heart of the home, the spacious Kitchen with a wall of windows offers complete visibility of the rear grounds. The gourmet Kitchen is high-end, embellished with custom cabinetry, natural stone countertops, gas range and breakfast bar with seating.

55 Hilltop Road Breakfast RoomConnected to the Kitchen one will find a convenient Breakfast Room offering an abundance of natural light. This room also offers convenient access to the rear patio for easy al fresco entertaining.

55 Hilltop Road Family RoomThe epitome of gathering is a sun-drenched Family Room with built-ins, lots of natural light, cathedral ceiling, wainscotting and a floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace.

55 Hilltop Road Primary SuiteOn the second floor, the luxurious Primary Suite offers the homeowner a serene, generously sized fireside Bedroom. Furthermore, this suite offers two walk-in closets which are conveniently accessed from the lavish primary Bath boasting a stall shower, soaking tub, dual sink vanity and makeup vanity. The Primary Suite offers generous front and rear views of the perfectly manicured grounds.

55 Hilltop Fourth FloorThe Third Floor offers three additional Bedrooms: one with a private Bath, two with a jack & jill Bath and all offering ample closet space. Two separate Fourth Floors: one offering an additional Loft/Bonus Room accessed via a separate staircase and the other offering a large Guest Bedroom Suite with hall Bath. 

55 Hilltop Road - TheatreThe Ground Floor includes an Office with abundant built-ins, Mudroom with built-ins and heated floors, a Powder Room and access to the heated & oversized two-car Garage. The Lower Level is expansive including a large Recreation Room, full Bathroom, Theater, Laundry Room and multiple Storage/Utility Rooms.

55 Hilltop Road - Rear PropertyThe grounds are breathtaking with multiple patios, pergolas, an inground pool and mature landscaping. From morning coffee to late-night dinner parties, there isn’t a more perfect place to start or finish the day.

The technical systems are exactly what one would expect in a home of this caliber, with a sophisticated 36kW standby generator, four-zone heat/AC, alarm system & central vac.

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


List Price: $2,850,000

  • 5 bedrooms, 5 full & 1 half bath
  • 4,626 square feet as per
  • Built in 1953, Renovated in 2005
  • 0.38 acres
  • Builder: Cliff Geissler
  • Oak hardwood flooring throughout the first and second floors


First Floor


  • Soaring two-story ceiling
  • Custom moldings and wainscoting
  • Convenient coat closet
  • Coffered ceiling
  • Recessed lighting
  • Hanging chandelier
  • Custom front door.

Living Room

  • Custom moldings and wainscoting
  • Coffered ceiling
  • Gas fireplace
  • Recessed lighting
  • In-ceiling speakers
  • Custom window treatments


  • Cozy den with 3 walls of floor to ceiling windows
  • Custom ceiling moldings
  • French door to paver patio
  • Two French glass doors to Living Room
  • Custom window treatments
  • Recessed lighting
  • In-ceiling speakers

Formal Dining Room

  • Wainscoting
  • Custom ceiling moldings
  • Double French Door to paver patio
  • Recessed lighting
  • In-ceiling speakers


  • Shaw Original sink
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Bosch dishwasher
  • Viking 36” 6 burner range
  • Sharp Plasmacluster refrigerator
  • GE microwave
  • Bar seating
  • Recessed lighting
  • Under cabinet lighting
  • Subway tile backsplash

Breakfast Room

  • French doors to expansive paver patio
  • Chandelier
  • Custom wood shutters

Family Room

  • Cathedral ceiling
  • Floor-to-ceiling stone gas fireplace
  • Wainscoting
  • Hanging chandelier
  • 4 wall scones
  • Custom window treatments
  • Built-in surround sound speakers
  • Built-in television cabinetry

Second Floor

Primary Bedroom

  • Large windows
  • Tray ceiling
  • Gas fireplace
  • Two walk-in closets
  • Recessed lighting
  • Hanging chandelier
  • In-ceiling speakers

Primary Bath

  • Jetted soaking tub
  • Stall shower with wall jets and rain shower head
  • Double vanities
  • Separate water closet
  • Make-up vanity
  • In-ceiling speakers
  • Access to both walk-in closets

Bonus Room

  • Conveniently located on the second floor next to the Primary Suite

Third Floor

Four additional bedrooms

  • one with a private bath, two with Jack/Jill bath, one with hall bath
  • Ample closet space
  • Recessed lighting
  • In-ceiling speakers

Fourth Floor

Bonus Room

  • Separate staircase
  • Recessed lighting
  • In-ceiling speakers

Ground Floor


  • Built-in benches
  • Slate flooring
  • Heated Floors
  • Recessed lighting
  • Powder room
  • Garage entrance

Two Car Garage

  • Oversized
  • Epoxy floor
  • Gas heater with thermostat
  • Recessed lighting
  • Wainscoting & built-in cabinetry with workbench
  • Storage closet
  • Side entry door
  • Garage door opener
  • Central vac inlet


  • Private space away from the main living area
  • Recessed lighting
  • Wainscoting
  • Built-in desk
  • Built-in file drawers
  • Built-in cabinets

Lower Level

Recreation Room/Gym

  • Built-in cabinetry with wet bar
  • Custom moldings with wainscoting
  • New carpeting
  • Recessed lighting
  • In-ceiling speakers
  • Convenient access to full bath

Home Theater

  • Epson projector
  • Wall screen with motorized curtain
  • Custom moldings & wainscoting
  • Built-in speakers
  • New geometric carpeting
  • Recessed lighting
  • Wall sconces

Lower Level Laundry Room

  • Second refrigerator
  • Sink
  • Plethora of storage cabinets
  • Luxury vinyl flooring


  • Pergolas
  • Salt-water in-ground pool with retractable cover
  • Stone walls
  • Multiple expansive paver patios
  • Specimen plantings
  • Copper half-round gutters


  • Central vac
  • Alarm system
  • Four (4) zone heat/AC
  • 36kW standby generator
  • Cedar shake siding
  • 200 amp service


  • Master Bedroom Chandelier
  • Dining Room Chandelier
  • See Listing agent

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