Real Estate Listings in Millburn / Short Hills NJ


Cayuga Way

Short Hills, NJ   07078


You will be pleasantly surprised when you tour this beautifully maintained home, that has been lovingly expanded and renovated since the seller purchased from the original owner. As children have grown and moved out, this family is sad to leave this wonderful neighborhood they have called home since 1999. Custom built in 1966, on a beautiful tree-lined street in the Deerfield School area, this well-maintained 4-5 BR, 3 Full and 2 half baths, Center Hall, expanded ranch, sits on .46 of an acre of lushly landscaped property with a stunning salt-water pool, extensive stone patios, outdoor kitchen and hot tub. Main Level: Walk up the stone path to the handsome mahogany front door with glass sidelight panels of beveled glass and enter the gracious, freshly painted entry foyer with custom, 2 double coat closets, beige marble floor, handsome crown moldings and great flow to the formal rooms. Formal dining room with oversized windows, egg and dart and dental molding, faux painted walls with dark parquet wood floors. Elegant living room with handsome wall moldings, wainscoting, naturally stained parquet wood floors, 2 double hung windows frame a large picture window. Recently updated eat-in kitchen with white wood cabinets, granite counter tops, glass tile backsplash, dark wood floors, stainless steel Kitchen-Aid dishwasher, 4 burner Thermador gas cooktop, 10 recessed lights plus pendant lighting over the center island with pull-out drawer storage and electric outlets, and breakfast bar with seating for three. Double Thermador ovens (upper is convection), Panasonic microwave, SubZero refrigerator/freezer with icemaker. Pantry storage with pull out shelves. Freshly painted breakfast area seats eight comfortably, surrounded by beadboard molding. Double Andersen sliding French glass doors leads to stone patio, outdoor kitchen, enhanced by pergola above, covered in beautiful wisteria vines, stone hot tub, extensive open and covered outdoor patios and saltwater pool. Off the rear hall near the kitchen is an office/library with grass cloth wallpaper, hardwood floors, rich dark wood crown molding, cherry wood built in cabinets and desk, and access point for router/modem cable. This can be easily converted to a bedroom with a full bathroom just next door. A full bathroom in the hall is perfect for pool guests with a pedestal sink, tiled stall shower & linen closet. Off the back hallway is a laundry room with extra refrigerator and single French door leading to a back patio. Over the laundry is a trap door to the attic where another bathroom can be added above – off the girl’s bedroom upstairs. Formal powder room off the kitchen has an elegant pedestal sink, tasteful wallpaper, sconce lighting, framing a gold leaf mirror, and the private commode area is freshly painted with a separate door and a window for light. The family room has original flooring and painted wall paneling, a raised hearth stone fireplace, 4 built-in wall speakers for music (one is hidden behind Marilyn Monroe) and TV surround sound, crown molding, recessed lighting. Double French doors lead to a second family/sunroom with vaulted ceiling, recessed lighting, walls of windows, a full brick wall with a built-in wood-burning fireplace and bar area with 3 pendant lights and a Mitsubishi split above. Decorative ledges frame the walls of windows and radiant heat keeps the tile floor warm. French doors lead to the sunroom which overlooks a summer kitchen outside, as well as walls of windows and a second set of French doors leading to a covered terrace with vaulted wooden ceiling and double ceiling fans with matching terra cotta tile floors, featuring a patterned tile border. A rich wood beadboard covers the barrel ceiling with built-in speakers, wrought iron chandelier and 2 basket weave paddle fans. Freshly painted all white, Main bedroom with brand new wall to wall carpet and window shades, new dedicated A/C and heating unit, original leaded and stained glass windows, recessed lighting, handsome crown molding, double California closets with 4 paneled doors frame window seats with storage. Blue suede cushions adorn the window seats, both in the bedroom and dressing area. In addition there is a linen closet, and a walk-in custom California closet. The Main bathroom has a radiant heated tile floor with timer, double vanity with marble top, Toto toilet with washlet seat and lid, oversized Bain Ultra bubble-jet soaking tub. Stall shower with a high-water pressure rain shower head, plus hand sprayer, frameless glass shower doors have a glass panel to work with a steam shower, but Roma steam unit is inoperable. Second Level: Upstairs is fully carpeted with 3 Bedrooms – 1 full bath, attic storage and room to expand Hall bath with stall shower, double sinks, and large vanity, plenty of storage and shelves. All bedrooms with wall-to-wall carpet and large walk-in closets have ample storage. There is room to add 2 more bathrooms and to raise the ceiling in the front entry foyer and take some of the attic space to bring in more light from above. Architectural sketches by Timothy Klesse, AIA, available for review. Lower Level: Recently renovated ground level rec room with wall-to-wall carpet, recessed lighting, art spot lighting, billiards area with ceiling fixture, and surround sound speakers. Custom-built stone and brick Italian wine cellar with temperature control and arched glass door. There is a 21 ft deep storage room with floor to ceiling adjustable shelving. Half bath, storage and optional 2nd laundry room with slop sink and rented water softener. Budd Central Vac located in furnace room servicing the entire house. Home gym with built in speakers, LED fluorescent lighting, 2 full walls of mirrors, chin up bar, yoga area with stone wall and wood floor. Storage under stairs and freshly painted utility room with 2-zone heat, 2 water heaters, work bench and storage area. Peloton is NOT for sale. Facts and Features: Completely gutted and repaved driveway (2021), with new guard rail Brand new basketball court, fully adjustable down to a 5’ basket height, new netting to keep ball off neighbors’ property (removable for the winter) bright lighting for evening basketball games • The entire house lighting, garage doors, security system can be controlled by iphone • Four-zone heat, 2 are gas forced hot air heat – 2 furnaces in basement and one split unit – first floor and basement on one zone – upstairs on a separate zone. There is extra heat for main bathroom and sunroom w/ 2 zones of radiant heat • Four zone central air conditioning – split units in sunroom and main bedroom • Main Bedroom - heat/air services this room in addition to the new in-wall unit (Radiant heat in main bath and Mitsubishi split heat/air for sunroom) • Two gas water heaters – 40 gallons from 2020 and 75 gallons from 2012 (The smaller one is for the hot tub/radiant heat – larger one is for water) • Extensive outdoor lighting on timers – up lighting, footpath lights and spot lights on the pergola • Vivint alarm system, (with monthly monitoring fee) video doorbell and custom combination locking doors. Motion detectors on security system. • Two car oversized and built-in garage with storage alcove, Lift Master electric openers garage door openers (can be opened remotely via Vivint alarm app), wooden garage doors with windows replaced in 2009 by Prestige, garage tec floor and a wall of 4 built-in storage cabinets • Tesla charging station with fast charging capabilities. Compatible with all EV cars by using an adaptor • Three electric panels with over 300 amps of electric service – Main panel redone in 2008 • Underground sprinklers front and back - very well maintained offering excellent coverage areas • GAF Dimensional asphalt roof 2011 • Brick façade and sides, with several leaded and stained-glass windows, many Andersen thermopane windows and sliding or French doors. • Dozens of recessed lights and several ceiling fans inside and out • Built-in speakers in 4 rooms and outside porch • Budd Central Vacuum • Two possible laundry rooms • Room to add on 2 more bathrooms upstairs and open front entry foyer from 2nd floor (see sketches) • Wall to wall carpet in several rooms • Pool, deck, landscaping, sunroom, and porch all built around 2008/2009. Pool can be controlled by smart phone. • Salt-water free-form pool has 10’ deep end w/large shallow end for more area to play, built-in sitting and lounging areas in the pool • Two waterfalls. New pump ordered for more flexibility to adjust waterfall flows and colored in-water lights • Automatic Polaris vacuum cleaner. pool equipment is behind the waterfall and out of site in the summer. • All features adjustable from iPhone • Blue stone patios and walkways • Trellis covered by wisteria • Wrought iron fenced yard with 3 gates • Landscaping offers complete privacy, with additional privacy screen fence between neighbor • Flowers, bushes and trees are all designed to bloom at different times from spring to fall – extensive outdoor spot and up lighting – many on timers • Sonos music system • Three zones with outside speaker (porch/ patio and hidden pool “rock” speakers) • Lynx gas barbecue. Works great, even in the winter. • Master Spa Hot tub - Legend Series (2009), separate from pool so it can be used all year, high powered jets for genuine aqua-massage, easy to maintain yourself - replacement parts easy to get • Brand new hot tub cover just delivered and is still in a box in the garage • Recently installed Vivint alarm system fee for monthly for service and equipment. Can negotiate to buy equipment outright now (~$5k), or let new owner take over payments (~$30 p/month for stuff + $60 for service / surveillance). • Very sophisticated and fully automated system • 3 video cameras with activity playback DVR covering front, back and side of house • Indoor motion detectors for security • Ability to open doors and garage remotely, along with lights and heat • Flooding and carbon monoxide detectors and fire alarm integrated thru system • Hidden safe • Sonos music system throughout the house (seven different music zones) • Outdoor lighting: vast lighting system showcasing tree’s, brick, pool, and walkways all on timers • Stone platform on side of the house can easily hold 1/2 cord of firewood

Karen Eastman Bigos, e-PRO
Cell: 201-417-1600