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.

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, a spa-like primary bath, three additional en-suite bedrooms, and a second laundry center. Two expansive and separately accessed third-floor areas include a private in-law suite, w. Wonderful lower level with a rec room, media room, laundry center, and full bath offers plenty of space.

Outside, the bespoke experience continues on generous grounds with a focal heated in-ground salt-water pool, a 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, an alarm system, central vacuum, four-zone HVAC, a Mudroom with abundant storage and radiantly heated flooring, a 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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PROPERTY OVERVIEW

55 Hilltop Road - FoyerLocated on a quiet street and renovated to perfection, this home creates a commanding presence and promises no less. Peace and privacy abound in this idyllic setting, far from the world yet only a few minutes from the Short Hills NJ Transit Train Station, which offers convenient service to Hoboken and New York Penn Station.

55 Hilltop Road - FoyerThe impressive Entry Hall, with its 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 windows and offers spaces perfect for intimate gatherings and large events. The gourmet Kitchen is at the end of the Entry Hall, a large welcoming space with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the professionally landscaped rear property.

55 Hilltop Road - Living RoomAnchored on the 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 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, a gas range, and a breakfast bar with seating.

55 Hilltop Road Breakfast RoomConnected to the Kitchen, a convenient Breakfast Room offers abundant natural light. This room also provides 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, a cathedral ceiling, wainscotting, and a floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace.

55 Hilltop Road Primary SuiteThe luxurious Primary Suite offers the homeowner a serene, generously sized fireside Bedroom on the second floor. Furthermore, this suite offers two walk-in closets, 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 provides an additional loft/bonus room accessed via a separate staircase, and the other offers a large guest bedroom suite with a hall bath. 

55 Hilltop Road - TheatreThe Ground Floor includes an Office with abundant built-ins, a 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 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 Short Hills offers.


PROPERTY OVERVIEW

List Price: $2,850,000

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

SPECIAL FEATURES

First Floor

Foyer

  • 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

Den/Office

  • Cozy den with three walls of floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Custom ceiling moldings
  • French door to paver patio
  • Two French glass doors to the 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

Kitchen

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

Fourth Floor

Bonus Room

  • Separate staircase
  • Recessed lighting
  • In-ceiling speakers

Ground Floor

 Mudroom

  • 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

Office

  • 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
  • There is a plethora of storage cabinets
  • Luxury vinyl flooring

Outdoor 

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

SYSTEMS

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

EXCLUSIONS

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

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