Attic Storage, Butler's Pantry, Cable TV, Garage, Garden, Large Kitchen Island, Pantry, Sunroom, Walk-In Closets.
Central Air Conditioning, Dishwasher, Gas Appliances, Kitchen Island, Kitchen Sink, Microwave Oven, Oven, Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer.
Abundant Closet(s), Air Conditioning, Carbon Monoxide Detector, Crown Molding, Hardwood Flooring, Kitchen Island, Walk-In Closet, Washer and dryer.
Family Room, Formal Dining Room, Foyer, Great Room, Laundry Room, Living Room, Office, Recreation Room, Sun Room.
Barbecue, Lawn Sprinkler, Patio, Thermal Windows/Doors.
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Elegant craftsmanship is evident throughout this stately recently updated 6 BR, 6 full and 2 half bathroom historic Old Short Hills colonial. Built in 1912 as one of the original Hartshorn residences, this gracious home has been updated throughout, nestled privately on over an acre of lush, sprawling lawns and magnificent English gardens. Boasting original woodwork and exquisite period details at every turn, along with modern upgrades - light drenched sun room with Pella windows, decorative fireplaces, gorgeous detailed moldings throughout, unique curved plaster wall and ceiling details, rear patio with DCS grill station, chef's kitchen with granite counters and coffered ceiling, stunning slate roof - this home is a testament of timeless beauty renovated to sheer perfection!
Welcome to 128 Forest Drive where elegance and craftsmanship abound in this stately historic home. Built in 1912 as one of the original Hartshorn residences on over an acre of lush lawns and magnificent gardens, this gracious brick colonial boasts all original woodwork and exquisite period details at every turn.
Step into the grand Entry Foyer featuring warm hued hardwood floors with a decorative inlaid border, deep crown moldings and a spectacular Waterford crystal chandelier for your first glimpse of all this home has to offer. Proceed through a broad archway into the distinguished Living Room where an impressive wood-burning fireplace with marble surround serves as a focal point to the room that boasts a full wall of seeded glass windows, ornate built-in shelves and striking ceiling beams. These unique features set the perfect mood for an intimate family gathering or a festive party with friends. Oversized French doors with original brass hardware lead to a Sun Room that’s drenched in warmth from the sun’s rays streaming in from windows on 3 sides. Guests are sure to be impressed as they proceed into the formal Dining Room highlighted by hardwood floors, an attractive wood-burning fireplace with carved wood mantel and travertine surround and access to a nearby Butler’s Pantry. It’s the perfect setting to enjoy a gourmet meal prepared in the adjacent chef’s dream Kitchen outfitted with Wood Mode cabinetry, top of the line stainless steel appliances accented by fine granite countertops. The two-tiered center island assures plenty of space for food preparation and serves as a convenient Breakfast Bar for a quick morning or late night snack. This open and airy set-up is adjacent to the Breakfast Room nestled in a nearby windowed alcove and overlooks a large Great Room with built-in desk, glass fronted cabinets and storage and plenty of room to relax in front of a big screen TV at the end of the day. Outdoor entertaining is a breeze as you step through the Mud Room doors to the expansive brick paver patio and Outdoor Kitchen with a built-in DCS grill. Picture the space with multiple tables and lounge chairs, appetizing smells coming from the barbeque grill and English gardens with flowers blossoming in the background. A fully quipped Laundry Room and elegant Powder Room complete the first level living space.
When it’s time to retire at the end of the day, everyone will find their own personal haven in one of 4 bedrooms and 4 en suite bathrooms located on the second level of the home.
Luxury abounds in the Master Bedroom Suite featuring hardwood floors, a brick fronted fireplace and original solid brass window and door hardware. Light streams through the many large windows as you step through French doors into the adjacent Sitting/Dressing Room where 2 walk-in closets provide plentiful storage space amid abundant light from windows on 2 sides of the room. To the left is a well-appointed en suite bath with walk-in shower, marble topped Ethan Allen vanity and separate commode. Three additional bedrooms, each with plenty of closet space, en suite baths and unique period details assure privacy and comfort for family and guests. But that’s not all…a third level boasts a full “apartment” set-up with 2 additional bedrooms, 2 full baths, a Living Room and a full Kitchen – an ideal arrangement that provides so many private options for older children and guests alike.
And there’s more…a finished lower level sports a large Recreation Room with built-in shelves, decorative paneled walls and travertine tile floor. It’s the perfect place to gather around the brick fronted fireplace for family conversation or a game night with friends. A large open unfinished area is ideal for a workshop and a storage room assures enough space to meet all your needs. Convenient backyard and free standing garage access is a plus as well.
This home is a testament of timeless beauty renovated with sheer perfection. With its classic style, park-like grounds and close proximity to world-class shopping, fine restaurants and a Blue Ribbon school district, 128 Forest Avenue is truly a one-of-a-kind home.
Original historic Hartshorn House.
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