The Grandeur of Yesteryear and the Modern Amenities of Today.
This Magnificent Tudor Estate built by Edward Layng, known as “The Fortress” designated Hartshorn House #50, is beautifully poised in one of Short Hill's most prominent areas; “Old Short Hills,” with level grounds on almost an acre of land, perfection for both indoor and outdoor entertaining.
From the moment you arrive at the foot of the long driveway and step onto the stone front porch of “The Fortress,” with rounded arched entryway, turret, large mullioned windows and decorative timbered gables, you realize you are about to begin your journey into something special.
Upon entering the Grand Foyer, you realize the appeal of a blended historic design with features, style and High-Tech Systems for today’s lifestyle.
High ceilings, formal living room, Front to Back Family Room with double French doors leading to the slate patio, First Floor Office, and Separate Homework Room off the Beautiful Kitchen with center island, breakfast area and sliding glass doors leading to the slate patio.
A beautiful stained glass window, original to the home, is between the first and second floor providing an abundance of natural light. Powder room, mud room, and Butler's Pantry adjacent to the Formal Dining Room complete the first floor.
On the second floor, the Master bedroom’s suite; spa like bath, equipped with radiant heat flooring and a large dressing room filled with beautiful cabinetry, bench seating and large center island with built in draws. A junior master bedroom well suited to double as an in-law suite is just down the hall along with two more large bedrooms. The third floor, home to three bedrooms, hall bath and 10’ x 19’ walk-in cedar closet.
The walk-out Lower Level is complete with a large Recreation Room, Wet bar, Home Theatre, Gym, full bath, room for a future Wine Cellar, and of course, plenty of storage.
Two-story, 2-car garage with a walk-up to the second floor is also equipped with a Smart Door.
Perfectly located close to town, 1/2 mile to the train and Glenwood school...Suburban living at its Finest!