53 Hillside Ave, Short Hills, NJ 07078

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Move right in to this gorgeously maintained 5/6 Bedroom, 5 Full Bath Tudor located in the heart of Old Short Hills.  Beautifully situated, this bright, gracious home boasts the best of both worlds with elegant craftsmanship and architectural details while still having all the modern amenities.  Modern upgrades abound in the Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen, Family Room with custom built ins and Master Bedroom Suite with spa-like bath.  The stunning Living Room, formal Dining Room, Sun Room, Outdoor Terrace and Deck, surrounded by glorious landscaping, are truly an entertainer’s dream.  The BEST Laundry Room/Office and HUGE finished Lower Level with Full Bathroom.  Don’t miss all this home has to offer with top notch schools, proximity to New York City, Midtown Direct Train and downtown Millburn shopping and restaurants.

Room by Room Details of 53 Hillside Avenue, Short Hills

First Level

  • Entry Foyer featuring wide plank pegged hardwood floors, original tudor style front door with stained glass accents, flush mount light fixture, plaster walls, exposed cedar beams, 2 staircases with custom runners to 2nd level, rear hallway has door to Outdoor Patio, original arched doorway to dual basement staircases, original door to Side Hallway
  • Side Hallway featuring coat closet, Laundry Room/Office (see below) and Full Bath (see below)
  • Office/Laundry Room featuring hardwood floors, custom built-in cabinet for front loaders, recessed lighting, desk area, casement windows, in ceiling speakers
  • Renovated Full Bathroom featuring tiled flooring, pedestal sink, shower with tile surround and glass door, recessed light, Toto toilet, 2 light sconce, combination fan/light, casement windows
  • Living Room featuring rustic entry with wood beams, wide plank hardwood floors, new casement windows, rustic ceiling cedar beams, fireplace with stone and carved wood mantle, bluestone hearth, paneled wall with custom built ins and original leaded glass windows, sconces, recessed lighting, 6 wall sconces, mounted speakers, plaster walls
  • Dining Room featuring arched entryway, wide plank hardwood floors, chandelier (new 2018), casement windows, plaster walls, in wall speakers, swinging door to Kitchen
  • 3 Season Sun Room featuring original leaded glass doors at entry, bead board ceiling (new with additional insulation 2015), ceiling fan/light fixture, new insulation and baseboard heat, slate flooring, windows/screens at 3 exposures, exposed brick and plaster walls, door to Outdoor Patio, baseboard heat, mounted speakers
  • Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen featuring hardwood floors, custom wood cabinetry, granite countertops, tile backsplash, center island with granite countertop, 2 stainless steel sinks (both with commercial-style fixtures, new 2018), Kitchen Aid double wall ovens, Viking 6 burner cooktop, Bosch dishwasher with integrated panel, Kitchen Aid 42” refrigerator/freezer with integrated panel, Kitchen Aid built-in microwave, Viking professional hood, open wine and open storage at island, recessed lighting, pendant lighting, double pull out pantry, 2 trash receptacles (1 with recycling storage), archways to Family Room
  • Breakfast Area featuring hardwood floors, new light fixture (2018), casement windows
  • Family Room featuring hardwood floors, fireplace with granite surround and custom millwork mantle, oak custom built-ins with open and concealed storage and built in desk area, in ceiling speakers, recessed lighting, track lighting, sliding door to Outdoor Deck and Backyard, casement windows

Second Level

  • Dual staircases to Second Level to T-shaped Second Floor Landing
  • Second Floor Landing featuring custom runner on steps, hardwood floors, linen closet, chandelier, access to all bedrooms and pull down access to attic storage
  • Master Bedroom Suite featuring hardwood floors, casement windows, vaulted ceiling, flush mount light fixture, 5 wall sconces, plaster walls, original doors at entry and to bathroom, 2 closets (1 walk in with custom shelving and hanging storage)
  • Renovated Master Bathroom featuring tumbled floor tile, two-tiered custom built in vanity with Corian countertop, storage and makeup vanity, custom wood double sink vanity with Corian countertop and soft close drawers, custom medicine cabinets and mirrors, shower with tile surround and frameless glass door, built in bench, corner shelves and oversized showerhead, recessed lighting, 2 light sconces above sink vanity, linen closet, casement window, separate room for toilet with pocket door, Toto toilet
  • Ensuite Bedroom #2 featuring hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, plaster walls, casement windows with Roman shades, walk in cedar closet with additional hidden closet inside, 2nd mirrored closet with floor to ceiling shelving, 4 wall sconces, Renovated Ensuite Bathroom featuring tumbled floor tile, shower with decorative tile surround, bench and glass door, wood vanity with Corian countertop, light/fan combination, 2 light sconce, Toto toilet, medicine cabinet
  • Bedroom #3 (easily converted into 2 separate bedrooms) featuring hardwood floors, 2 closets, plaster walls, casement windows, 2 sconces, casement windows with Roman shades
  • Renovated Full Hall Bathroom featuring tumbled tile flooring, bath/shower combination with subway tile surround and glass door, recessed light, fan/light combination, wood vanity with Corian countertop, Toto toilet, 2 light sconce, window with frosted glass
  • Bedroom #4 featuring double doors at entry, carpeting, vaulted ceiling, casement windows, plaster walls, desk nook, double door closet, flush mount light fixture

Lower Level

  • Dual carpeted staircases to lower level
  • Hallway with storage closets, garage access and wooden side door with glass panes (also easily used as Mudroom Area)
  • Kitchenette Area featuring 2 burners (not functioning), stainless sink, built-in Kenmore refrigerator, upper and lower cabinetry
  • Recreation Room/Guest Bedroom #5 featuring carpeting, fireplace with floor to ceiling stone mantle and hearth, recessed lighting, 3 sconces, casement windows, 2 closets with additional closet outside, access to outdoors
  • Game Room featuring carpeting, vaulted ceiling, casement windows, flush mount light fixture, wall sconces, original Tudor style arched door, plaster walls
  • Full Bathroom featuring ceramic tile flooring, stall shower, wood vanity with Corian countertop, light/fan combination, medicine cabinet
  • Utility Closet
  • Utility Room featuring hook up for potential 2nd Laundry Room, workshop with workbench, shelves, utility sink, grade level windows
  • 2 car garage with electric doors and built in shelving (freshly painted)

Front and Backyard

  • Professionally landscaped property on approximately ½ acre
  • Exterior lighting, including new post and up-lighting
  • Raised Deck
  • Bluestone Patio with brick retaining wall and mounted speakers (new 2007)
  • Front stone and brick walkway (new 2013)
  • Fenced in yard, black aluminum redone (2013)
  • Driveway repaved (2015)

Additional Features/Upgrades

  • Home originally built 1927 with many original details preserved throughout (see descriptions above)
  • 10 minute walk to Short Hills Train Station
  • Interior, Utility Room and Garage Freshly Painted (2018)
  • Alarm System
  • Heat: 1st and Lower Level, hot water, 2nd Level forced air (4 zones total)
  • AC (new 2017)
  • Recessed speakers in dining room, office/laundry, family room, sun room and patio
  • Casement windows replaced throughout
  • 2 chimneys, 3 fireplaces redone by Kirt Thoren (2018)
  • Kitchen, Family Room and four Bathrooms fully renovated (2007)

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    About Short Hills


    Short Hills is one of the most sought-after towns in the country for a seemingly infinite number of reasons. The area boasts beautiful homes, excellent schools, abundant natural space, and easy access 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 shopping options. Short Hills also has more artists, designers, and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America, and this concentration of artists helps shape the area’s distinguished character.

    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 distinguished as a Blue Ribbon School and is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the state of New Jersey, not to mention one of the top high schools in the entire country.  There are 5 quality, high-ranking elementary schools serving the Short Hills/Millburn area (Glenwood, Hartshorn, Deerfield, South Mountain, and Wyoming) as well as the distinguished Millburn Middle School, which has been named a Benchmark School of Excellence based on state assessments. Millburn Township Schools not only provide top-of-the-line educational services, but they are also equipped with an extensive amount of resources and programs to provide comprehensive support and enrich the lives of both the students and their families.

    Short Hills Commuting Info

    Due to the ease of commuting into Manhattan from Short Hills, this area has become a popular choice for New York-based professionals.  The conveniently located Short Hills Station provides access to NJ Transit’s Morris & Essex Line and Gladstone Branch Train Line, offering a speedy, no-hassle commute to New York Penn Station. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey also offers additional routes for rapid commuting into and throughout NYC.

    The Short Hills area also provides easy access to major roadways such as routes 24, 280, I-78, the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Garden State Parkway, which makes commuting or traveling by car convenient and hassle-free. Short Hills Residents also enjoy the privilege of having The Newark Liberty Airport, a major continental and international gateway, within a 20-minute drive.



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