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

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.