Renovated Short Hills Colonial in the desirable Hartshorn section

Millburn/Short Hills

81 Falmouth Street, Short Hills NJ 07078 – sold for full price

  • $1,495,000
  • 81 Falmouth Street
  • Millburn/Short Hills
  • NJ
  • 07078
  • 3030422
  • .808 acres
  • 5
  • 5 full and 1 half bath

 81 Falmouth Street, Short Hills NJ Call Sue Adler Today~973-552-2419!

Located in sought after Hartshorn section, this classic colonial is loaded with curb appeal. Inside, spacious rooms are arranged in an open flow, where the neutral decor welcomes a wide array of tastes and furnishings. Picture windows bathe rooms in natural light, while gleaming hardwood floors add texture and warmth. This is a home that you will be proud to showcase at every opportunity.

Lush greenery and colorful plantings frame the exterior of this fine home.  As the covered front portico extends a warm welcome, you cross the threshold into a spacious foyer.  While the elegant curved staircase leads to the second level, open entries direct you attention to the living room and family room. In the front-to-back living room, the wood-burning fireplace, takes center stage. Adjoining the living room is the formal dining room, poised to host your next dinner party. The nearby kitchen offers the busy home cook all the elements necessary to complete a successful meal every time. Cabinets and counter space are in abundant supply, while quality appliances are arranged for easy access.  The center island with breakfast bar is great for a quick snack, and a separate breakfast area makes casual dining a pleasure.

Down the hall is the spacious family room inviting you to kick back and relax and a powder room completes the first level of this home.

On the second level you will find 4 bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and all with ample closet space. The Master Suite wing awaits you with large sitting room, gas fireplace, double closets and an additional walk-in closet. Relax away the cares of the day in the spa-like Master Bath complete with jetted tub, walk-in shower and double vanity.

And there’s more…the finished lower level includes a solarium, kitchen with serving area, recreation room, bedroom, walk-in storage room and two bathrooms

Outside, the property is beautifully landscaped and private.  Well over three quarters of an acre provides ample space for active play, gardening and entertaining. It is not often that a home of this quality comes along.  With little to do except bring your furnishings and personal touch, this is a fabulous opportunity to enjoy all Short Hills has to offer in complete comfort and supreme style.


First Level

Entry Foyer with tile floor, crown molding, Venetian plastered walls and coat closet

Living room with hardwood floors, crown molding, recessed lighting, accent lighting, fireplace with marble hearth and wood mantle and French doors to deck

Dining room with hardwood floor and crown molding

Powder room with tile floor

Family room with hardwood floor, crown molding and recessed lights

Kitchen with hardwood floors, granite counters with breakfast bar, breakfast area, stainless steel appliances—double wall ovens, double sinks, Sub-zero refrigerator/freezer, under-counter refrigerator, two Miele dishwashers, walk-in pantry, skylight

Second Level

Bedroom with carpet and walk-in closet

Bedroom with carpet and walk-in closet

Hall bathroom with tile floor, double sinks, shower over jetted tub

Bedroom with carpet, closet, built-ins and en-suite bathroom with tile floor, walk-in shower and skylight

Master bedroom suite with sitting room and  walk-in closet, double closets and gas fireplace

Master bathroom with radiant heated tile floor, walk-in shower, jetted tub, double sinks and skylight

Lower Level

Recreation room with wall to wall carpet and recessed lights

Bathroom with tile floor and stall shower

Solarium with wall to wall carpet, stereo system, wood ceiling, pendant lighting, fan, skylights and kitchen with serving area

Bedroom with carpet and skylight

Bathroom with tile floor and shower over tub

Storage Room with cedar closets


Additional Features and Updates

  • New hot water heater (2010)
  • New Master Bedroom suite with Master bath, fireplace, radiant floor heat in bathroom (2009)
  • New En-suite bathroom (2009)
  • New front portico (2008)
  • Landscaping with front walkway, retaining wall in front yard; backyard patio and stairs (2005)
  • Underground sprinkler system front and back
  • Expanded back of house with new kitchen with breakfast area, new laundry room and pantry, new Ipe deck (2004)
  • New roof (2004)
  • Expanded basement area with new stairway to basement, new full bath and 2nd kitchen (2004)
  • New furnace and A/C (2003) 

Property Particulars

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 5.5

Acres: .808

Year Built: 1965

Taxes: 28,583

Visit The Community

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, Deerfield all serve the Short Hills residents, and South Mountain and Wyoming Schools are the elementary schools for Millburn residents. Millburn Middle School, which has  been named a Benchmark School of Excellence based on the state assessments. It also has a Peer Leadership program wwhere the 8th grade students engage in community service.

Commuting Information

With easy access via  rail, highway, bus and air it is understandable why Millburn and Short Hills have become a popular choice for young professionals moving from Manhattan. Great news for Millburn residents! The Maplewood jitney service now picks up in the Wyoming Section and dropping at the Maplewood train station.  Stops at 2 locations are scheduled: Ridgewood Road and Cypress Street  & Wyoming and Elm Street for a $1 fare each way. check out our blog for more info There are two railroad stations serving the area, one in the heart of Short Hills and the other in the center of Millburn, from where New York Penn Station is just a 35 to 40 minute ride on NJ Transit ‘s Midtown Direct Train Line. Going to down town Manhattan?  The PATH Rapid Transit System takes commuters straight into Hoboken, as well as New York’s financial district. For the scenic route, many commuters  prefer to take the ferry across from Hoboken instead. Commuter parking lots are available to residents of Millburn/ Short Hills. Parking at Millburn and Short Hills train stations is on a first come, first served basis. Permits cost $360 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.