As Featured In The Wall Street Journal: 48 Crest Drive, South Orange

48 Crest Drive - Front View

Offered for only the second time in nearly 60 years, this one-of-a-kind 1938 English Tudor with stunning panoramic NYC skyline views is an entertainer's delight. Breathtaking in every way, the dramatic front Turret with copper finial surrounded by artistic stone and brick, Vermont slate roof with two dramatic chimneys topped with European copper caps, multiple terraces and heated in-ground pool with cantilevered lounge area and water feature are an inspiration each and every day. Resplendent and substantial, the magic begins once you step inside with custom chestnut millwork, wide-plank hardwood flooring, leaded stained-glass windows and old world charm enhanced by many recent and thoughtful upgrades from top to bottom. Don't miss this very rare opportunity to own THE most iconic home in South Orange.

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7 Bedrooms, 5 Full and 1 Half Baths, 5 Car Garage, 0.5 Acres

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If all of the "must have" amenities comprised the wish list of the most discerning homebuyer, this five-star iconic South Orange Tudor home would most certainly exceed expectations. Superbly outfitted and refined, this home is enchanting in every way, combining unique English charm and character with fine architectural period detailing and an enviable floor plan.

48 Crest Drive - Front

Old world craftsmanship abounds with a dramatic front Turret with copper finial surrounded by artistic stone and brick, Vermont slate roof with two dramatic chimneys topped with European copper caps, leaded stained-glass windows and copper gutters and leaders.

48 Crest Drive NYC ViewPanoramic New York City Views span the entire rear of the property, offering a glimpse of the magic that awaits inside. 

48 Crest Drive - FoyerA grand entry foyer, with slate flooring and spectacular chestnut panelling, sets the tone for the rest of the home's gracious rooms, many with wide doorways, diamond-patterned leaded glass windows and custom trims, many with hardwood flooring.

48 Crest Drive Living Room PhotoThe oversized sun-drenched living room is accented with walls of windows, French doors opening to a lovely bluestone patio and colossal herringbone wood-burning fireplace offering welcomed warmth on cold winter days. 

48 Crest Drive - OfficeA convenient home office located privately off the living room is dramatic with a unique wood-burning fireplace with hand hewn facade & herringbone stone, full length leaded stain-glass windows and double doors to the living room. Forget those traffic nightmares as commuting to the office will become entirely unnecessary.

48 Crest Drive - Dining RoomA fireside, banquet-scale formal dining room with large windows is also sun-drenched and sets the tone for lavish entertaining, offering a perfect space for both small and large dinner gatherings. Separated from the living room with two sets of chestnut pocket doors and boasting French doors to the bluestone terrace, holidays and every day will offer a very special experience. 

48 Crest Drive - Kitchen Photo At the heart of the home is a kitchen that would delight even the most discerning chef, offering a welcoming retreat from the daily grind featuring custom cabinetry with custom stainless bronze hardware, gleaming granite countertops, tumbled backsplash, tile radiantly heated flooring and professional grade appliances including a custom paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator & freezer, two Bosch dishwashers and 6-burner Viking Range with griddle. 

48 Crest Drive Master Bedroom PhotoA convenient back staircase leads to the second floor of the home from the kitchen. Once on the second level you will find five bedrooms in total, including an enviable master suite and three other generously sized bedrooms. The master suite offers generous space, with an en-suite bath and multiple closets including an expansive walk-in closet with natural light and custom closet system.

48 Crest Drive - En-Suite Bath Two well-appointed third-floor bedrooms, including one with a cozy built-in bed, offer flexibility. New York City views on this level are the envy of the neighborhood.  This is truly a home that will never be outgrown.

48 Crest Drive - Lower LevelThe expansive lower level enhances the leisure components of the home, incorporating a large bar, full spa/bath, media room, exercise room and a plethora of storage. 

48 Crest Drive - ExteriorAt the rear of the home is a wonderful surprise -- an idyllic heated in-ground pool, totally secluded from the rest of the world offering a tranquil retreat. The pool also offers a cantilevered lounge area over a stone water feature.

48 Crest Drive - Rear PropetyThis home awaits a very fortunate buyer with sophisticated mechanical systems, high velocity air conditioning, sprinkler system and alarm system, designed to address the comforts of the homeowner -- creating a little slice of heaven and the perfect place to call home. Truly magical.





  • Ideally situated in Newstead, the most sought after section of South Orange
  • Stately Tudor with expansive rooms and intricate moldings
  • Less than one block to the NYC Jitney, offering convenient day and night access to and from the South Orange Train Station
  • Seven bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half baths, 5 car garage
  • 0.5 acres
  • Panoramic skyline views of New York City
  • High ceilings throughout the home
  • Hardwood flooring throughout
  • Crown moldings in many rooms
  • Seven bedrooms, five full baths and one half bath


  • Timeless all-brick construction
  • Classic slate roof
  • Elegant front slate walkway
  • Attached 5 car garage
  • Paved driveway offering additional parking
  • Beautifully maintained property surrounded by lush, mature landscaping
  • Landscape lighting
  • Landscape irrigation system
  • Dramatic turret with copper finial surrounded by artistic stone & brick work
  • Vermont slate roof w/ two dramatic chimneys topped with european copper chimney caps
  • Copper gutters


  • Foyer
    • Stately oak entry door with bull’s eye glass
    • Raised panel chestnut wood walls with indirect cove lighting
    • Original Vermont stone flooring (1.5’ thick)
    • European iron light fixture
    • Hidden dumbwaiter in chestnut paneling
    • Two coat closets – one is double length
    • Unique powder room with mosaic sink
  • Oversized Living Room
    • Massive herringbone wood-burning fireplace (opening is 6’ wide x 4’ high)
    • French doors to terrace
    • Leaded stained-glass windows
    • Built-in wall of bookshelves
  • Dining Room
    • Wood-burning fireplace & mantle (opening is 6’ wide x 3.5’ high)
    • Frenchdoor to terrace
    • Two sets of chestnut pocket doors 
  • Office
    • Unique wood-burning fireplace with hand hewn façade & herringbone stone
    • Full length leaded stained-glass windows
    • Double doors to:Living Room
  • Kitchen
    • Viking gas range – 6 burners, griddle
    • Custom paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator & freezer (separate units)
    • (2) Full sinks with disposals & InstaHot in the farm sink
    • (2) Bosch dishwashers
    • Built-In microwave
    • Custom china cabinet with leaded glass
    • Leaded stained-glass windows
    • Access to Foyer, Dining Room & Breakfast Room
    • Radiantly heated floors
  • Breakfast Room
    • Adjacent to Kitchen
    • Leaded stained-glass windows
    • French doors to Terrace & Grilling Area
    • Radiantly heated floors


  • Master Bedroom & Bath
    • Stunning panoramic views of NYC & the surrounding bridges with magical sunrises
    • Custom stone mantle gas fireplace
    • French doors leading to large Terrace with panoramic views of NYC
    • Decorative light dome
    • Limestone en-suite bathroom with radiant heated floors
    • Limestone shower (9’ wide with double benches)
    • Jason Jacuzzi bath – air-whirlpool signature edition
    • Leaded stained-glass windows
    • Large walk-in custom closet
  • Jack & Jill Bedrooms with adjoining Bath with shower/tub
    • Sweeping Views of New York City
    • Cedar Closets
  • Bedroom with en-suite Bath
    • One of a kind Bath with radiantly heated floors
    • Leaded stain-glass windows
  • Additional Bedroom adjacent to rear staircase
  • Second Floor Laundry
    • Large sink
    • Built-in storage
    • LG stackable washer & dryer


  • Two Bedrooms with shared Bath
  • Breathtaking panoramic views from George Washington Bridge to Outer Bridge Crossing
  • Leaded stained-glass windows
  • Cedar closets
  • Storage room


  • Recreation Room
    • Custom mahogany bar with sink, refrigerator & storage
    • Stone wood-burning fireplace
    • Leaded stained-glass windows
    • French doors to Grotto & Pool Area
    • Access to Garage
  • Spa Bath
    • Walk-in steam shower with bench
    • Urinal
    • Towel warmer
  • Exercise Room
    • Rubber flooring
  • Lower level Laundry Room
    • Washer & dryer
    • Utility sink
    • Access to garage


  • 400,000 BTU steam boiler
  • Bradford White Hydrojet water heater
  • Utica radiant hot water heater
  • Rain Bird multi-zone lawn irrigation system
  • PortaSoft whole house water softener (rented)
  • Sump pumps with battery backup


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