Real Estate

History Meets Luxury in Old Short Hills

Posted July 2, 2013 By Karen E. Bigos

Listing Stats
  • Address: 12 The Crescent
  • City: Short Hills
  • State: NJ
  • Zip code: 07078
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4.5
  • Lot size: .99
  • Price: $1,900,000
  • Closing Price: $1,790,000
  • MLS Number: 3002035
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  • Realtor name: Karen E. Bigos
  • Phone: 201-417-1600
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  • Agency Name: Towne Realty Group
  • Agency Phone: 973-376-8300

History meets luxury on almost an acre of level and extremely private property, literally a 3 minute walk to the Short Hills train station, Box Car Bar & Grill and steps the the Racquets Club with pool & tennis across the street.

The curved brick front walkway ushers you into a gracious entry foyer with wood floors that gleam in all directions. High ceilings, large windows and elegant, spacious rooms fill the first level, along with a private powder room and first floor laundry room. There is also an open front porch that enters to a large mud room, off the kitchen and a deck in back with 2 doors out to the big back yard and a driveway with room for many cars to park.

Front and back stairs take you to the second floor where there are six bedrooms and three full baths. The master has a new white bath with 2 sinks and a stall shower. One bedroom is designed as an office, complete with two walls of cherry built-in desk, shelves and cabinetry. Another room, next to the master bedroom, can be opened into a dressing room, a walk-in closet or sitting room, for which there are architectural plans available for review.

Known as “Sunset Cottage” and built-in 1881-82, this Historic Colonial was designed by the well-known NY architecture firm of Lamb and Rich. It is one of the finest examples of Shingle Style in the area and is featured in books that have recorded the unique and historic homes of Millburn & Short Hills. Known as one of the numbered Hartshorn houses, it has been renovated by the present owner to include a new family room addition adjoining a large white eat-in kitchen, and a new lower level recreation room complete with a nanny’s suite with new full bath.

An unmatchable convenient location, this residence is close to all of the top-rated public schools as well as Downtown Millburn. The beauty of this completely level property is that it is surrounded by mature plantings, offering year 'round privacy.

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