Real Estate

Short Hills Home Listing: Lakeview Ave.

Posted July 29, 2020 By Simon Westfall-Kwong

Listing Stats
  • Address: 60 Lakeview Avenue
  • City: Short Hills
  • State: NJ
  • Zip code: 07078
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6.2
  • Lot size: 188x130
  • Price: $1,995,000
  • MLS Number: 3649051
  • Listing URL: http://60LakeviewAvenue.com
  • Realtor name: Simon Westfall-Kwong
  • Phone: 973-489-8885
  • Realtor Email: simon@swkrealestate.com
  • Realtor Website: http://SWKRealEstate.com
  • Agency Name: Keller Williams Realty Premier Properties
  • Agency Phone: (908)273-2991

Luxurious modern amenities and updates meet early 19th century architectural integrity and exquisite details! This meticulous 6 Bedroom (all en-suite), 6 Full and 2 Half Bathrooms custom French Chalet/Tudor, located in Short Hills’ iconic Historic District reflects a period where craftsmanship and quality building was at its pinnacle. Unparalleled luxury and exquisite finishes throughout and breathtaking views of gardens and water features at every turn. Beautifully proportioned light-filled rooms, both grand and intimate, feature unique period details including elaborate masonry chimneys and chimney pots, vaulted ceilings with exposed wood beams, intricate wooden oak paneling, strapwork ceilings, wide planked floors, and dreamy fireplaces. Conveniently located with easy accessibility to all the township has to offer and just minutes to the Short Hills MidTown Direct Train Station.

The stately Foyer with travertine floors with inlaid appliques, deep base moldings and wood relief carved panels sets the tone for this spectacular home and features the first of two first floor Powder Rooms, two coat closets and a grand staircase with hand carved wood balusters. The Foyer is open to both the Formal Living and Dining Rooms. The dramatic vaulted ceiling of the Dining Room plus three exposures of insulated leaded glass fill this room with stature and character. The step down Great Room with two gas fireplaces, coffered beamed ceiling with recessed lights and low relief carved panels and wide planked floor is an open concept to the Eat-In Gourmet Kitchen. The over-the-top Chef’s Kitchen with a huge island features crisp white custom cabinetry, high-end Thermador stainless steel appliances, a wall-of-windows overlooking the gardens, access to the first of two mudrooms and a fabulous sitting area with imported Pecky Cypress wood. A step into the Library / Home Office is located directly off the Kitchen via French doors is highlighted by a fireplace flanked by deep built-in shelving (perfect for collectibles) and quarter sawn Oak parquet floors and floor-to-ceiling recessed paneled walls with, hand painted ceiling and imported custom glass wall sconces. The Leisure Room features step down and elaborate strapwork ceiling and rich intricate wooden oak paneling with two exposures of floor-to-ceiling casement windows overlooking private patios and lush gardens including a custom pond with waterfall and trough and has access to the bluestone patio through French doors.

The Second Level features an incredible Master Bedroom Wing featuring reception area with private hallway leading to the bedroom which features two large fitted walk-in closets, tray beamed ceiling, bay window with window seat, custom built-ins, and double doors leading to a Sitting Room or Home Office with fireplace with decorative light stone marble flanked by wall-to-wall built-ins, beamed ceiling, recessed lights, additional built-in storage and triple casement windows. A dazzling modern Master Bathroom with double marble vanity,  free standing modern soaking tub, oversized double walk-in frameless glass enclosed steam shower with 2 shower areas with marble subway and basket weave tile and recessed lighting and modern sconces completes this wing. Four other en-suite Bedrooms complete this grand level.

Lower level offers a full size sleek modern kitchen from Italy with high-end stainless steel appliances,  radiant heated Blue Stone flooring with white-washed texture wood plank walls.  Recreation Room with option to convert into a media room w/ automatic screen. Nanny or Au-pair suite with full bathroom and Japanese-style soaking tub.  Gym with original brick walls interspersed with flush mirrors could easily be converted to a wine cellar / tasting room. 

And that’s not all, the amazing 3-car garage features a separate game room with rubber floor made by a renowned company that supplies floors to Hershey Park and Disney World.  Aquarium-like murals by local artists complete this level.  The finished attic/ loft space is an ideal location for an additional private office or studio.  Don’t miss this magnificent home with endless details and be wowed by every room.