ICONIC COLONIAL:  74 Taylor Road, Short Hills, NJ

74 Taylor Road - Evening Front Photo

Perched at the crest of Taylor Road in the heart of Old Short Hills, this spectacular residence boasts tremendous curb appeal and every modern convenience. Elegant and sophisticated, this sun-filled home offers a classic floor plan which flows into a new open-concept kitchen, designed to exacting standards by European Country Kitchens and complete with timeless white cabinetry, stone countertops and a wall of stainless steel appliances. A newly renovated lower level, wine cellar, custom Marvin windows and built-in generator add to the home's cache, while one glimpse of the rear property with its expansive bluestone patio and alluring Gunite pool will immediately end your home search. Ideally located just a few blocks to NJ Transit's Midtown Direct service and top-rated Glenwood Elementary School, this home is a rare find in today's market.

5 Bedrooms, 4 Full & 2 Half Baths, 2 car garage, 2 fireplaces, grand open spaces, soaring ceilings, custom moldings and hardwood flooring throughout, stereo system, whole-house generator, spectacular .66 acre property with heated in-ground salt water pool, bluestone patio, multi-zone heating and cooling and so much more. This is the home you have searched for to no avail, until now.

Click here to see the MLS listing and photos & here for floor plans of this home. Additional information not found on the MLS can be found below. 

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In this virtual tour you will be able to walk through the home, see the floor plan, view additional photos of the property, arrange furniture using the floor planner and even view an area map.

Property Video

The following is a walk-through video of 74 Taylor Road in Short Hills:


74 Taylor Road Front PhotoNestled in a prime, tucked away location in the heart of Old Short Hills, this exquisite home has been re-created with its original character in mind. From its expansive 2/3 acre property with manicured garden beds and lush perennials to its interior refinements, this is a house to come home to.

74 Taylor Road FoyerRich hardwood floors prevail in many rooms, contrasting with the light plaster walls and custom trims. The dramatic front hallway, with soaring ceiling and elegant staircase, flows through to the rear of the home. Along the way it introduces an oversized Living Room, featuring a striking bay window and a dramatic wood burning fireplace, one of two fireplaces in the home. 

74 Taylor Road SunroomA bank of windows that let the light pour in showcase an inviting Sunroom, the perfect place to relax and unwind at the end of the day with spectacular views of the lush grounds.

74 Taylor Road Dining RoomThe front hallway also introduces a formal Dining Room with conveniently located Butler’s Pantry as well as an inviting Den/Office overlooking the lush rear property.

74 Taylor Road KitchenThe pièce de résistance is the gourmet eat-in kitchen & delightful breakfast room. The kitchen includes two separate preparation, cooking and entertaining areas exquisitely designed by European Country Kitchens. The main cooking area is adorned by top of the line appliances and stylish plumbing fixtures. A large window above the main kitchen sink overlooks the private side yard with bluestone patio, second grill area and mature plantings. The adjacent breakfast area is framed by large French doors, walls of windows and skylights enveloping the room in natural light. Nearby, one encounters the entertaining area of the kitchen with Calacata Gold marble island, dishwasher drawer, wet bar, ice maker, wine refrigerator and wall of glass-paneled cabinetry. A tastefully crafted and well-positioned built-in desk with a multitude of drawers and cabinets for storage is also found here.

74 Taylor Road Family RoomNearby is the epitome of effortless gathering: a large Family Room boasting a focal wood burning fireplace. The room features walls of windows, gleaming hardwood floors and easy access to the rear patio & pool.  Conveniently located next to the Family Room is the ever-functional Mud Room with large walk-in closet. Nearby you’ll find access to the two-car garage & a side entrance to the driveway.

74 Taylor Road Master Bedroom SuiteFive bedrooms reside on the second floor, each with intricate details. The inviting master suite is reminiscent of a bed and breakfast, featuring a charming rear bay window overlooking the lush rear grounds and pool, an oversized dressing room and a well-appointed master bath with double sink and stall shower. Three other bedrooms are generously sized, all with ensuite baths.

74 Taylor Road Guest SuiteAt the rear of the second floor is an expansive Guest Suite with ensuite bath. Accessed directly from a rear staircase in the Family Room, it is the ideal destination for guests or in-laws.

74 Taylor Road Recreation RoomThe recently completed lower level offers every imaginable amenity including a large recreation room with built-in storage, beverage center and ice maker. Completing this incredible level are a wine cellar, expansive laundry center and walls of built-in storage. On this level you will also find a convenient second powder room. 

74 Taylor Road PatioPerfectly situated in an idyllic setting, the bluestone patio ensures that even the largest gatherings will feel comfortable. A Gunite heated pool with remote-control functions and water feature are the centerpiece of the private fenced yard, punctuated with privacy plantings and garden beds.

74 Taylor Road Rear OasisThe technical systems are exactly what one would expect in a home of this caliber, with state-of-the-art heating & cooling systems, security system and sophisticated music systems.

74 Taylor Road AerialResting on 2/3 of an acre, this residence at 74 Taylor Road is a tasteful balance of masterful design, luxury & classic comfort, awaiting that extraordinary buyer who appreciates exceptional craftsmanship, stylish design, modern conveniences and all that Short Hills has to offer. We dare you not to fall in love.



  • 5 generously-sized bedrooms
  • 4 Full & 2 Half baths
  • 2 car garage
  • 2 fireplaces (Living Room & Family Room)
  • 0.66 lush acres
  • Grand open spaces, soaring custom ceilings, custom moldings and hardwood flooring in most areas
  • LED recessed lighting in many areas
  • Multiple-zone high-efficiency HVAC systems
  • Gunite pool
  • Full house generator
  • Custom Marvin windows throughout
  • 35 minutes from Midtown Manhattan via NJ Transit express trains
  • #1 ranked Short Hills public school system



  • Grand entry with classic railing staircase
  • Designer chandelier by Kelly Wearstler

Powder Room

  • Toto commode
  • Custom vanity with natural stone countertop
  • Designer fixtures

Living Room

  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Large windows overlooking lush property
  • Custom draperies


  • Walls of windows overlooking the lush, expansive grounds
  • Exposed brick with custom arched windows
  • Remote controlled ceiling fan (Haiku by Big Ass Fans)

Dining Room

  • Custom lighting fixtures
  • Custom window treatments
  • Swinging door to Kitchen

Gourmet Kitchen

  • Kitchen
    • Custom designed by European Country Kitchens
    • Custom white inset shaker-style cabinetry
    • Basaltina Soapstone countertops
    • Marble backsplash by ANN SACHS
    • LED undercabinet lighting
    • Large stainless steel sink with designer faucet overlooking the side property & patio
      • Instant hot water and water filtration unit
    • Professional top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances
    • Wolf 36" six-burner gas range
    • Wolf downdraft exhaust fan
    • Wolf double electric wall ovens
    • GE Monogram microwave
    • SubZero refrigerator & freezer
    • Miele Futura Dimension dishwasher
  • Kitchen Entertainment/Beverage Area
    • Calacatta marble countertops
    • Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawer
    • Marvel Beverage refrigerator
    • Scotsman white ice maker
    • Stainless steel sink
    • Custom silver storage drawers
  • Breakfast Area
    • Wall of windows with French doors to side patio and second barbeque area

Family Room

  • Open to kitchen and breakfast area
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • French Doors opening to the bluestone patio
  • Abundance of windows and natural light
  • Staircase to guest suite
  • Convenient access to Mud Room

Mud Room

  • Expansive closet
  • Convenient side entry door leading directly to driveway

Oversized 2-Car Garage

  • Two carriage doors with garage door openers
  • Abundance of storage


Master Bedroom Suite

  • Walls of windows with custom window treatments
  • Walk-in Dressing Room with built-in storage
  • Master Bath
    • Marble floor
    • Oversized stall shower
      • Natural stone tile
      • Glass enclosure
      • Wall-mounted & handheld shower sprays
    • Double custom vanity with marble counters and designer mirrors
    • Chrome fixtures throughout

Bedroom 2/Guest Suite

  • Custom window treatments
  • Oversized closets with custom shelving
  • Walls of windows
  • Accessible via rear staircase or Bedroom #3
  • En-suite bath
    • Shower stall with designer fixtures
    • Custom vanity with mirror and stone counter
    • Glass shower enclosure

Bedroom 3

  • Custom window treatments
  • Oversized closets with custom shelving
  • Ensuite bath
    • Shower stall with designer fixtures
    • Custom vanity with mirror and stone counter

Bedroom 4

  • Three windows with custom window treatments
  • Oversized closets with custom shelving
  • Ensuite access to Jack &Jill Bath

Bedroom 5

  • Two windows with custom window treatments
  • Walk closet with custom shelving
  • Ensuite access to Jack & Jill Bath

Bedroom 4/5 Jack & Jill Bath

  • Shower over tub with designer fixtures
  • Custom double vanity with mirror and stone counter


Recreation Room

  • Tile flooring
  • Built-in undercounter refrigerator
  • Built-in undercounter ice maker
  • Walls of built-in storage
  • Full-size Whirlpool refrigerator

Powder Room

  • Toto commode
  • Pedestal sink
  • Designer fixtures

Wine Cellar

  • 1500 Bottle wine storage
  • Standalone refrigeration unit

Laundry Room

  • Front loading high-efficiency Miele washer
  • Miele gas dryer
  • Built-in storage
  • Hanging rod
  • Standalone utility sink

Unfinished Area

  • Endless expansion possibilities


  • Zoned heating and cooling systems
    • Gas furnaces with humidifiers and air cleaners
    • Zone 1: First Floor
    • Zone 2: Family Room & Guest Suite
    • Zone 3: Second Floor
    • Zone 4: Sunroom (heating only)
  • Two AO Smith White 50 gallon high-efficiency water heaters
  • Precautionary drainage system with sump pumps
  • Whole house water softener
  • 300 Amp electrical service
  • Kohler full house gas generator
  • State-of-the-art security system with motion detectors and glass break sensors
  • FanAir fresh air exchanger


  • Custom entry doors with glass sidelights
  • Private, fenced rear oasis featuring:
    • Heated rectangular, in-ground Gunite pool
    • Jandy pool equipment
    • Remote control system for pool operation
    • Multi-level patios and terraces
  • Professionally landscaped and maintained 0.66 acre property
  • Extensive custom landscape lighting, both front and rear
  • Multi-zone irrigation system


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