Truly Spectacular John James Designed Home ~ SOLD By The Sue Adler Team!

Millburn/Short Hills

434 Old Short Hills Rd Short Hills, NJ 07078

  • $2,150,000
  • 434 Old Short Hills Rd
  • Millburn/Short Hills
  • NJ
  • 07078
  • 3121005
  • .6198 Acres
  • 5
  • 4 Full and 2 Half

Exclusive Listing of The Sue Adler Team! 434 Old Short Hills Rd Short Hills, NJ 07078

Call Sue Adler for more information 973-464-9129

Price: $2,150,000 MLS #:3121005

This extraordinarily designed  custom home with craftsman detailing is such a rare find, especially at this price. AND the location is as convenient as it gets!  Tucked back off of the road for privacy, this home designed by John James , well known for custom residential architecture and design with an emphasis on sustainable “green” practices for comfort and energy efficient living, is the epitome of simplistic, clean lines combined with sheer elegance.

Step into the double story entrance foyer and feel the openness yet inner warmth of this ageless beauty.  The coffered ceiling and tumbled marble tile set the footprint for the rich, elegant setting that emanates throughout the rest of the home. The easy flowing floor plan and rich tasteful embellishments are seen throughout the home in the woodworking and architectural features. The Living Room showcases a wood fireplace with decorative wood mantle, large picture window and recessed lighting radiating a cozy, yet traditional feeling.  The Dining Room’s arts and crafts style wood paneling, two built-in china cabinets and French pocket doors make this a striking space for intimate dinners and more formal entertaining.  The Family Room features a coffered ceiling, wood fireplace with floor to ceiling stone surround and teak mantle, picture window and French doors leading to an expansive bluestone patio, a handsome room with exceptional elements that highlight the best in entertaining in all seasons.

The kitchen and breakfast room are central to the design of the first floor. From the granite counters and center island to the breakfast bar, Signature custom cabinetry and Viking appliances, the Kitchen is the ultimate in design and craftsmanship. On sunny days, open the French doors of the breakfast room and enjoy your morning coffee looking out onto the bluestone patio with exceptional views of the triple-terraced backyard-a private oasis waiting for a pool!

The stately staircase takes us to a grand second floor with unlimited charm starting with the expansive Master Suite with dramatic foyer, two dressing rooms and an octagonal sitting room with turret style wood ceiling and two over-sized walk–in custom closets. The Master Bedroom is a spectacular example of fine architecture with a tray ceiling, wood fireplace with marble surround and wood mantle.  The spa-like Master Bath offers the finest in materials and comforts.  Relax while you soak in the Bain tub or rejuvenate in the walk-in steam shower.  A Guest Suite provides private quarters for visitors or extended family — they will unquestionably appreciate the beauty of the suite’s wood burning fireplace.  Two additional bedrooms with hardwood floors and custom built-ins joined by a Jack and Jill bathroom with subway tile backsplash are picture perfect spaces for growing siblings.

Step into the two story media room or study with loft, designed with semi-circular window for spectacular skyline views. Additional mirror image spaces on either side of the loft can be finished for a potential sixth bedroom and bonus room. Completing this level is an over-sized linen closet and new laundry room with industrial tile floor, glass subway tile backsplash and Signature cabinetry.

The Lower Level has a finished Recreation/Media Room and the home’s fireplace.  Invite friends to join you in your very own dance/yoga/spin room for some exercise or simple relaxation.  Guests who desire more privacy than offered on the second floor suite will find comfort in the lower level suite with potential bedroom and en-suite bath.  Loads of additional storage space can be designed for any homeowners needs including a wine cellar or additional bath.

This home exemplifies classic craftsmen style yet overflows with modern appeal.  Set in a storybook town, but minutes from world-class shopping, theatre and restaurants not to mention the Blue Ribbon school district — who could ask for anything more –this one is a show stopper.

First Level

Double story entrance foyer with coffered ceiling and tumbled marble tile

Gallery with hardwood floor, crown molding and oversized closet with custom shelving

Living room with hardwood floor, wood fireplace with marble surround and decorative wood mantle, wood trim detailing on ceiling, recessed lighting, picture window, crown molding and French pocket doors

Dining room with hardwood floor, arts and craft style wood paneling, two built-in china cabinets, crown molding, wood trim detailing on ceiling, recessed lighting and French pocket doors

Powder room with porcelain tile floor and crown molding

Family room with coffered ceiling, wood fireplace with floor to ceiling stone surround and teak mantle, picture window, recessed lighting and French doors out to bluestone patio

Octagonal breakfast room with hard wood floor, crown molding, wood trim detailing on ceiling, built-in china display and French doors out to the patio

Kitchen with tile floor, beamed ceiling, granite counters and center island, breakfast bar, tile backsplash, Signature custom cabinetry, Viking appliances including: 6 burner range with griddle, refrigerator, microwave, double ovens and exhaust hood, two pantries-one floor to ceiling the other walk-in

Butler’s pantry with wine refrigerator and granite counters (access from Kitchen to Dining room)

Mudroom with tile floor, Signature cabinetry and access to the rear patio

Powder room with tumbled marble tile, arts and crafts style wood panel detailing and pedestal sink

Second Level

Guest Suite with hardwood floors, crown molding, recessed lighting, wood fireplace with marble surround and wood mantle and two closets, En-suite bathroom with tile floor, subway tile backsplash and shower over tub

Master bedroom suite includes foyer, octagonal sitting room with turret style wood ceiling and chandelier and two over-sized walk-in custom California closets

Master Bedroom with hardwood floor, tray ceiling and wood fireplace with marble surround and wood mantle

Master bathroom with marble tile floor, walk-in steam shower, jetted soaking tub (Bain), custom vanity with granite counter

Laundry room with porcelain industrial tile, Signature cabinetry, siltstone counter and glass subway tile backsplash

Over-sized linen closet

Bedroom with hardwood floor, crown molding and recessed lighting, two closets with custom shelving

Jack and Jill bathroom with tile floor, subway tile backsplash, custom vanity with Corian counter and shower over tub

Bedroom with hardwood floor, crown molding and recessed lighting, two closets with custom shelving

Media room or study with double French doors, vaulted ceiling, double story windows

Loft overlooking media room with hardwood floor, semi-circular window-with spectacular views and ceiling fans. Additional mirror image spaces on either side of the loft to finish for potential 6th bedroom and bonus room

Lower Level

Recreation and media room with tile floor, wood fireplace with stone surround, tray ceiling, crown molding and recessed lighting

Dance/Yoga/Meditation/Spin room with cork flooring and mirrored wall

Bedroom with tile floor, crown molding, recessed lighting, deep closet

En-suite bathroom with tile floor, pedestal sink and shower over tub

Storage room (could be potential wine cellar)

Storage room (could be potential bathroom)

Utility room

Additional Features and Updates

Architect John James

Crestron audio system

Laundry room (2012/2013)

Dance Room (2012/2013)

Fire pit (2013)

Central vacuum

Signature cabinetry throughout home

Sprinkler system with rain sensor

3-tier yard

Bluestone patio

3-car garage

4 zone heat and A/C

8760 Total Finished Square Feet

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School Information

Millburn Township Schools have a strong reputation for academic excellence. The district’s mission statement reads, “[T]he mission of the Millburn Township School District, reflecting our commitment to the pursuit of excellence, is to educate students to be successful and engaged citizens of an ever-changing world through outstanding teaching, challenging programs, and enriching experiences in a safe, nurturing learning environment.” They uphold this bold sense of purpose by consistently striving for a quality of education that exceeds all expectations. The district is served by distinguished and high-ranking elementary schools (Glenwood, Hartshorn, Deerfield, South Mountain, Wyoming) as well as  Millburn Middle School, which has been named a Benchmark School of Excellence.  Millburn High School also touts the achievement of being a Blue Ribbon School and has been ranked as the  #1 high school in the state of New Jersey on multiple occasions. Millburn Township Schools have even been distinguished as high-performing schools by multiple national publications.

This award-winning district focuses on student achievement and produces nothing less than outstanding results. Millburn Township Schools combine high academic performance with a full range of athletic, musical, and community-oriented services in order to offer a rewarding and enriching experience for students that prepares them to excel in their future pursuits.

Commuting Information

One of the greatest aspects of living in the Millburn area is the hassle-free commuting to Manhattan by both car and public transportation. The Millburn area is served by both the Millburn Train Station and the Short Hills Station, and the Maplewood Jitney Service additionally provides easy and affordable access to the nearby Maplewood Station.  Combined, these conveniently located train stations allow multiple methods for commuters to travel directly into Manhattan within 40 minutes, and residents have the luxury of having a varied selection of options while planning trips using Nj Transit for speedy travel to New York, Philadelphia, and throughout New Jersey. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Hoboken Ferry also offer additional routes for rapid commuting. Millburn is constantly evolving with new commuting options so be sure to visit The Sue Adler Team Blog for updates on these amazing improvements.

The Millburn area also offers easy access to routes 24, 280, I-78, the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Garden State Parkway by car. And, last but certainly not least for the business jetsetter, The Newark Liberty Airport, a major continental and international gateway, is only a 20 minute drive away.

The convenient commuting and travel options in Millburn are an amazing perk of living in this fantastic community.