20 Hardwell Rd, Short Hills, NJ 07078

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Pure perfection is evident at every turn in this classic all brick, 19 room Georgian Colonial set on 1.7+ acres of private, park-like grounds abutting South Mountain Reservation. Stately traditional architecture further enhanced with numerous modern upgrades. Excellent flow for entertaining both inside and out. Light-filled Living Room features a large wood burning fireplace with intricately detailed wood mantel and marble surround as well as French door access to bluestone terrace. Adjacent banquet sized Dining Room boasts French door access to the terrace. Handsome wood paneled Library with French door entry highlighted by a marble wrapped fireplace, custom built-ins and a fully equipped wet bar tucked just around the corner. A 2007 renovation of the spectacular chef’s dream Kitchen and Breakfast Room includes neutral toned custom cabinetry, honed marble counter tops, top-of-the-line appliances and an oversized center island with breakfast bar. Serene light-filled Master Suite with fireplace, dressing room and luxurious en suite marble bath. Six additional bedrooms each connect to an updated en suite bath. Two conveniently located home offices. Finished lower level features Media Room with fireplace, mirrored exercise room and craft studio. Minutes from downtown shopping, Blue Ribbon Schools and NYC transportation. A true dream home in every way!

Room by Room Details of 20 Hardwell Drive, Short Hills

First Level

  • Entry Foyer with wide plank pegged wood floors, mahogany door with sidelights and transom window above, crown moldings, 2 light fixtures, recessed lighting, 3 windows with window treatments; broad archway to Living Room, French doors to Library, access to center staircase and front hallway
  • Living Room with wide plank pegged wood floors, crown moldings, recessed lighting, 2 large windows with bamboo shades, fireplace with wood mantel and marble surround, 2 sconces; French door access to backyard, French doors to Bar/Library, broad archway to Dining Room
  • Bar featuring custom glass fronted cherry cabinetry with marble counter tops, under-cabinet lighting, recessed lighting, prep sink, Scotsman automatic ice machine, Sub Zero beverage refrigerator, large window with treatments; doorway to entry foyer hallway and broad archway to Library
  • Library with French door entry, step down to wide plank pegged wood floors, mahogany paneled walls and custom built-in with cabinets and display shelving, fireplace with wood mantel and marble surround flanked by 2 sconces, recessed lighting, 4 windows plus large bay window with French doors to bluestone terrace; step up to wet bar
  • Dining Room with wide plank pegged wood floors, crown molding, raised panel wainscoting, recessed lighting, pendant fixture, 2 large windows with bamboo shades plus bay window with French doors to terrace; swinging door to Butler’s Pantry
  • Butler’s Pantry features custom cabinetry with storage drawer, glass fronted cabinets and display shelving, crown molding, recessed lighting; archway to front hallway to access Den, Powder Room and Kitchen
  • Den with wide plank pegged wood floors, crown molding, recessed lighting, fireplace with wood mantel and brick surround flanked by built-in storage and display shelving, 4 windows with bamboo shades and window treatments, wall mounted speakers, mounted TV
  • Powder Room with ceramic tile floor with decorative accents, custom wall paper, marble sink with chrome legs, mirror and 2 sconces above, crown molding, recessed lighting
  • Kitchen with French door entry, wide plank pegged wood floors, grass cloth wallpaper, coffered ceiling with recessed lighting, custom cabinetry with honed marble counter tops and ceramic tile backsplash, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances including Sub Zero refrigerator freezer with pullout drawers and glass front door, Marvel wine refrigerator, Wolf double wall oven with warming drawer, Wolf 6-burner gas cooktop with stainless hood, walk-in pantry closet with shelving, oversized center island with honed marble top, stainless steel sink, light fixture above, 6-seat breakfast bar, and wood topped baker’s table, preparation alcove with sink, large bank of windows with window treatments, recessed lighting; open to Breakfast Room
  • Breakfast Room featuring full windowed wall with French doors to bluestone patio, wood topped serving breakfront with dish storage and racks above, additional breakfront with glass fronted cabinets, storage drawers and wood serving surface, 2 sconces, window treatments, pendant light fixture; French doors to rear hallway, side door, Mud Room, Office and garage access
  • Office with pocket door entry, carpet, custom cabinetry with built-in desk, crown molding, 2 windows with window treatments
  • Mud Room with coat closet, 2 light fixtures, bead board ceiling and wainscoting, ceramic tile floor, built-in cubbies and hanging space, built-in dog house, broom closet; French door entry to Kitchen, access to garage, rear staircase and Powder Room #2
  • Powder Room #2 with ceramic tile floor, vanity with marble top and storage below, mirror and light fixture above, crown molding, recessed lighting

Second Level

  • Gallery landing with carpet, 4 windows with treatments, crown molding; leads to all bedrooms, office and third level
  • Master Bedroom Suite featuring light-filled bedroom with 3 exposures, carpet, volume ceiling with decorative trim, recessed lighting and 2 chandeliers, picture frame moldings, 2 window seats, a dressing area with full wall built-in dresser unit, walk-in closet with shelving, built-in dressers with mirror above, 4 additional closets with auto-on lights, fireplace with wood mantel and marble surround and hearth flanked by 2 custom built-ins with storage cabinets and display shelving, 2 sconces,  en suite spa-like bath with 2-sink vanity with Corian counter and tile backsplash, glass fronted storage cabinets and 2 framed mirrors above, recessed lighting, crown moldings, limestone tile floor, glass enclosed tiled shower with 2 rain shower heads and built-in corner bench, Jason spa tub set in limestone tile surround with tile backsplash and window above
  • Bedroom #2 with carpet, crown molding, recessed lighting, 3 windows with treatments, 2 large closets with auto-on lights, sitting room with carpet, 2 windows with treatments, built-in desk with drawers below and display shelving above, decorative fireplace with carved wood mantel and ceramic tile surround, linen closet, recessed lighting, en suite bath with vanity with Corian top, ceramic tile floor, full mirrored walls above vanity, shower over tub with tiled walls
  • Bedroom # 3 with carpet, recessed lighting, crown molding, 3 windows with wood blinds, built-in desk flanked by bookshelves, double door closet with shelving, en suite bath with Corian topped vanity with mirror above and storage below, window with bamboo shades, shower over tub with tiled walls, recessed lighting
  • Bedroom #4 with carpet, 4 windows with treatments, built-in desk with shelving units, 2 double door closets, additional storage closet with shelving, recessed lighting, crown molding, en suite bath with Corian topped vanity, full wall framed mirror above, storage below, hand painted tile wall and floor, shower over tub with hand painted tile wall, recessed lighting
  • Bedroom #5 with carpet, crown molding, recessed lighting, 2 large windows with bamboo shades, double door closet with shelving, en suite bath with Corian topped vanity with large tile framed mirror above, shower over tub with tiled walls, recessed lighting
  • Bedroom #6 with carpet, angled volume ceiling, built-in desk with book shelves, built-in dresser, large picture window and 3 additional windows, bedside wall mounted reading lights, crown molding, 2 skylights with retractable shades, chandelier, walk-in cedar closet with shelving, double door closet, under-eave storage closet, en suite bath with ceramic tile floor, vanity with Corian top, cabinets below and full mirrored wall and 2 sconces above, glass enclosed shower, recessed lighting, large window with shade
  • Office with French door entry, carpet, custom built-ins include desk, shelving and file drawers, tray ceiling, recessed lighting, 2 banks of windows, additional office storage just outside French doors

Third Level

  • Bedroom #7 with carpet, built-in desk with book shelves above, additional built-in with drawers and shelving, crown molding, recessed lighting, angled wall, 3 windows with Roman shades, large closet with shelving, en suite bath with linen closet, ceramic tile floor, recessed lighting, double door closet, access to attic storage, vanity with Corian top, storage cabinets below, large mirror and window above, stall shower with glass door and tiled walls, separate commode are with storage
  • Storage Room with shelving and access to utilities

Lower Level

  • Recreation/Media Room with carpet, coffered ceiling, recessed lighting, built-in ceiling speakers, fireplace with stone surround and wood beam mantel, raised panel wainscoting, 2 grade level windows
  • Exercise Room with carpet, full mirrored wall, recessed lighting, window, walk-in closet, wall mounted TV, access to utilities
  • Bonus Room/Craft Studio with French door entry, ceramic tile floor, grade level window, recessed lighting, full wall built-in with cabinets and Corian counter
  • Laundry Room with ceramic tile floor, 2 Tromm front load washers, 2 Tromm front load dryers, storage cabinets, folding counter with cabinets below, drying rack, storage closet, stainless steel utility sink, recessed lighting
  • Utility Room with storage and supplemental refrigerator/freezer
  • Powder Room #3 with ceramic tile floor, vanity with marble top, mirror above and storage below, wainscoting, 2 sconces
  • Wet Bar with custom built-in with tile backsplash, prep sink, cabinets with under-cabinet lighting, recessed lighting, carpet

Additional Features/Upgrades

  • 7+ acre park-like professionally landscaped property featuring several entertainment-friendly bluestone terraces overlooking landscaped grounds featuring boxwoods, mature hedgerows, colorful perennials, sweeping green lawns and mature trees, underground sprinkler system, circular driveway, direct gas line for barbeque
  • Originally built in 1935, a 1992 major renovation added dual wings and numerous updates
  • Full Kitchen renovation (2007)
  • Security system
  • 6-Zone forced air HVAC system
  • Water softener
  • 2 Hot water heaters

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    About Short Hills


    Short Hills is one of the most sought-after towns in the country, and with good reason. The area boasts beautiful homes, excellent schools, abundant natural space, and a short commute to Manhattan. Foodies will delight in the abundance of excellent dining options in the area; and whether you are looking for designer labels, household goods or farm fresh produce, you’ll have plenty of options. Short Hills also has more artists, designers, and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Short Hills’s character. Short Hills began as a planned community when Stewart Hartshorn (who became wealthy from developing, perfecting and manufacturing the self-acting shade roller) purchased 13 acres of land in Millburn Township near the present-day Hobart Avenue, Parsonage Hill Road, and Chatham Road. Hartshorn's purpose was to create "a harmonious community for people who appreciated nature," and "where natural beauty would not be destroyed by real estate developments, and where people of congenial tastes could dwell together." He later increased his land holdings to 56 acres for himself and 1,552 acres for the whole village, with each plot not owned by Hartshorn being no larger than 1/2 acre. Hartshorn chose the name "Short Hills" because it reflected the topography of the region, and also because the local Lenape Native Americans used that same name to describe the region. One local resident suggested that he call his village "Hartshornville," but he definitively refused. Click here for more information about the Millburn/Short Hills Master Plan!  

    Short Hills School Information

    Looking for academic excellence?  You have come to the right place.  Millburn Township Schools are top notch. Millburn High School is consistently ranked not only #1 in the state of New Jersey, but also one of the top in the entire country.  Millburn High School is a Blue Ribbon School.  There are 5 elementary Schools, all consistently ranking among the top in NJ’s annual School Report Card:  Glenwood, Hartshorn and Deerfield all serve the Short Hills residents, and South Mountain and Wyoming Schools are the elementary schools for Millburn residents. Millburn Middle School has been named a Benchmark School of Excellence based on the state assessments. It also has a Peer Leadership program where the 8th grade students engage in community service.

    Short Hills Commuting Info

    With easy access via rail, highway, bus and air, it is understandable why Short Hills is a popular choice for young professionals moving from Manhattan. A railroad station is conveniently located in the heart of Short Hills, and New York Pennsylvania Station is just a 35 to 40 minute ride on NJ Transit’s Midtown Direct Train Line.

    Going to downtown Manhattan? The PATH Rapid Transit System takes commuters straight into New York’s financial district. Commuter parking lots are available to residents of Millburn/Short Hills. Parking at the Millburn and Short Hills train stations is on a first come, first served basis. Permits cost $560 per year and are issued by the Tax Collector at Millburn Town Hall, 375 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, 07041. For more information call 973-564-7083 during office hours. By car, routes 24, 280, I-78, the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Garden State Parkway are all within easy access. Newark Liberty Airport, a major continental and international gateway, is a 20-minute drive away.



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