71 Jefferson Avenue, Short Hills NJ

30 Westmount Drive Front Photo

71 Jefferson Avenue is that rare yet perfect combination of prestigious location, timeless elegance and modern amenities.  Originally built in 1900 and lovingly restored from top to bottom, it is a residence not to be missed.

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5 Bedrooms, 6.3 Baths, 2 Car Garage, 0.65 Acres, in-law suite, perfectly manicured grounds and so much more.

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If all of the "must have" amenities comprised the wish list of the most discerning homebuyer, this 'five star' Short Hills Colonial home would exceed expectations. Superbly outfitted with refined attention to detail, no architectural element has been ignored. Elaborate "egg and dart" and "dentil" moldings, raised paneled wainscoting, "patchwork" hardwood floors with inlaid ribboned banding, beamed, high ceilings, wide entries and an enviable center hall floor plan set the tone for its formal rooms where comfortable elegance reigns supreme. A front-to-back library with two sets of French doors from the living room features a handsome cherry wood wet bar with built-in wine fridge and access to a secluded garden sitting area.

At the heart of the home is a fabulous open concept kitchen and great room with vintage fireplace that are designed for today's lifestyle. Three sets of transomed French doors open from the great room to an expansive covered bluestone terrace framed by arches and pillars that hints at Southern charm. Calacatta Gold marble countertops and a massive center island make a statement in the state-of-the-art cook's kitchen, set against blended light and dark woods, professional-grade stainless steel appliances (there are two of each!) anchored in radiant heated floors. Add an elegant Butler's Pantry, fully-equipped laundry center with half bath and terrace access and you have your dream kitchen! Nearby access to an oversized two-car garage with Garage Tek system adds convenience. A fabulous private guest quarters/in-law suite is a delicious surprise, tucked away at the top of the back staircase, featuring high ceilings, hardwood floors, living/dining room, a well-appointed kitchen, powder room, full bath and romantic bedroom, complete with laundry.

Well-appointed second-floor bedrooms have custom-fitted closets and their own bath, each with their own distinctive architectural flavor. Archways in the hall add cachet, with double doors that lead into a romantic fireside master bedroom suite and luxury bath with mosaic tile floor accents, free-standing soaking tub, steam shower, separate sink and commode. A private fifth bedroom on the third floor offers rich cherry custom built-ins, hardwood floors and a full bath.

The expansive lower level enhances the leisure components of the home, incorporating a media room with wet bar, recreation room, exercise room and full bath, along with a large storage/project room and additional laundry facilities.

Eight zones of heating and three zones of air conditioning are essentials of sophisticated mechanical systems that are designed to address the comforts of the homeowner -- creating a little slice of heaven and the perfect place to call home!




  • Ideally situated on one of the most prestigious streets in Short Hills
  • Stately stucco colonial
  • 0.65 flat acres with a private rear yard
  • Open concept Kitchen / Breakfast Room / Family Room / Covered Porch (perfect for entertaining)
  • Hot water baseboard and radiant heat throughout (8 zones)
  • Multi-zone air conditioning (3 zones)
  • Ensuite baths in all bedrooms
  • Guest Quarters / In-Law Suite with private entrance



  • Timeless stucco facade
  • Timberline roof
  • Copper gutters and leaders
  • Custom cherry entry door
  • Low E, argon-filled, high efficiency custom windows by Weather Shield
  • Circular driveway with additional parking
  • Elegant front bluestone walkway
  • Oversized covered porch off Family Room with slate flooring
  • Attached 2 car oversized garage with epoxy floor and Garage Tec storage system
  • Automated sprinkler system
  • PetSafe dog fence
  • Beautifully maintained property surrounded by lush, mature landscaping



  • Five bedrooms, six full baths and three half baths
  • Gracious, welcoming Foyer
  • Oversized Living Room with two sets of french doors to welcoming Library
  • Large Dining Room with wainscoting, wall sconces and bench seating
  • Open concept Kitchen / Breakfast Room / Family Room / Covered Porch
  • High ceilings throughout first floor
  • Original stained parquet hardwood flooring with inlay in Foyer, Living Room and Dining Room
  • Hardwood flooring in most rooms
  • Crown moldings in many rooms
  • Recessed lighting in many rooms
  • Fireplaces
    • Wood burning in Family Room
    • Gas in Master Bedroom
    • Decorative in Living Room
  • Radiant heated flooring in formal Powder Room, Butler's Pantry, Kitchen, Mud Room, Laundry Room and second Powder Room
  • Bedrooms with custom upgrades, many of which include recessed lighting, built-in cabinetry, window seats and custom closets
  • Ensuite baths in all bedrooms, many of which include custom cabinetry, marble or travertine floors, marble countertops, rain showers and heated floors
  • Rear staircase from kitchen to second level
  • Extensive attic storage
  • Kitchen
    • Custom Wood-Mode cabinetry with cherry center island
    • Calacatta marble countertops
    • Large center island with breakfast bar
    • Custom backsplash with custom hand paintings
    • Viking 6 burner professional cooktop with high output burners
    • Braun range hood
    • Viking warming drawer
    • Two Viking 30" electric ovens in center island
    • SubZero built-in side-by-side refrigerator / freezer
    • Two SubZero refrigeration drawers
    • Two Meile dishwashers
    • GE Profile stainless steel microwave
    • Built-in Miele coffee system
    • Insinkerator disposal
    • Large farm sink
    • Island sink with Herbeau faucet
    • Extensive storage
  • Butler's Pantry
    • Wood-Mode custom cabinetry
    • Calacatta marble countertop
    • Copper sink
    • Herbeau faucet
    • U-Line wine refrigerator
  • Library
    • Custom cherry built-in cabinetry
    • Black granite countertop
    • Wet bar
    • Marvel wine refrigerator
  • Master Suite
    • Second floor
    • Large bedroom area with french doors to outdoor terrace
    • Dressing room
    • Custom closet organizers by California Closets
    • Generously sized Master Bath
      • Herbeau soaking tub
      • Large stall shower with Herbeau fixtures, rain showerhead and steam
      • Two sinks
      • Private commode
      • Heated travertine floor
  • Guest Quarters / In-Law Suite
    • Private entrance
    • Living Room / Dining Room
    • Full Kitchen with custom cabinetry and Corian countertops
    • Powder Room
    • Bedroom
    • Full Bath
    • Walk-In Closet
    • Laundry
    • Separate alarm system
    • Separate heating/cooling zone
  • Laundry Room (First Floor)
    • Wood-Mode custom cabinetry
    • Soapstone countertops
    • Miele Washer
    • Miele Dryer
    • Farm sink


      INTERIOR (Lower Level)

  • Full Bath
  • Exercise Room
  • Entertainment Room with custom cabinetry, granite countertops, wet bar, U-Line refrigerator and microwave
  • Recreation Room
  • Storage Rooms
  • Utility Room
  • Secondary Laundry Room (Hookups for 2 washers and 2 dryers)



  • Underground utilities
  • 400 AMP electric service
  • Whole house surge protector
  • Whole house automatic natural gas Generac 20 KW generator with transfer switch
  • New electrical throughout entire home
  • New plumbing throughout entire home
  • Security system
  • Automated sprinkler system
  • Sump pumps
  • Rinnai tankless water heater (main home)
  • Bradford White 50 gallon water heater (Guest Quarters / In-Law Suite)
  • Hot water and radiant gas heating with 8 zones as follows:
    • Zone 1:  Foyer / Dining Room / Living Room (Hot Water)
    • Zone 2:  Library (Hot Water)
    • Zone 3:  Kitchen / Breakfast Room / Family Room / Butler's Pantry / Formal Powder Room (Radiant)
    • Zone 4:  Mud Room / Laundry Room (Radiant)
    • Zone 5:  Second Powder Room (Radiant)
    • Zone 6:  Second and Third Floors (Hot Water)
    • Zone 7:  Lower Level (Hot Water)
    • Zone 8:  Guest Quarters / In-Law Suite (Hot Water)
  • High-efficiency 3 zone central air conditioning with new condensing units as follows:
    • Zone 1:  First Floor
    • Zone 2:  Second and Third Floors
    • Zone 3:  Guest Quarters / In-Law Suite