Storybook Tudor in Millburn
Welcome to 15 Southern Slope Drive in Millburn, NJ!
This beautiful storybook Normandy Tudor nestled in an enchanted garden welcomes you home to Millburn. As you walk up the bluestone and brick path surrounded by wildflower plantings, you immediately feel transported to a natural oasis. The covered front porch with terra cotta tile floor overlooks the garden and charming koi pond and offers a comfy and relaxing place to enjoy the scenery.
The outdoor spaces, on this just over half-an-acre property, have been carefully and lovingly curated over the years by the owner who is a landscape architect. Originally built in 1931 as the ‘model home’ for the South Mountain Estates neighborhood, the home has even been featured in the Short Hills Garden Club tour.
You enter through a rounded turret doorway to find yourself enveloped in an Arts & Crafts-like interior, yet flooded with more natural light than you can imagine. Plaster walls and white oak floors with black oak inlay borders add to the authentic and solid feel of this lovely home. The home has been updated with recessed lighting and central air to ensure comfort.
The spacious great room with centerpiece stone fireplace is inviting and filled with bright natural light streaming in through beautiful paned windows on three sides. Above the wood burning fireplace is a striking wall niche where you can display a treasure keepsake. It’s a lovely room to entertain your guests in.
The bright dining room overlooks the beautiful grounds and is right off the kitchen, which boasts a handsome butler’s pantry offering lots of storage space and separate breakfast area which could also be used as a private home office.
The kitchen is a real focal point - large and updated with granite counters, lots of custom cabinetry, tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. Originally built as a kosher kitchen, the room contains a big center island, 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers and all the room you need to prepare a feast.
There is a convenient 1st floor guest room with ensuite bathroom, beautiful built-ins, large closets and separate sitting room. This space could also double as a second home office.
As you head upstairs, you’ll notice original wrought iron railing along the beautiful wooden staircase. The huge master suite has tree top views, 4 large closets and full ensuite bath.
The other three bedrooms are also large and bright, with roomy closets, and offering amazing views of the sumptuous yard. There is another full bath in the hall, with the original tile and décor. True period appeal! A walk up attic is handy for any items that need storing.
FINISHED LOWER LEVEL
The finished lower level offers plenty of additional living space with a huge recreation room, a separate "media space" - with high ceilings throughout. It also has a large laundry room, generous workbench area, and plenty of storage closets.
Throughout this amazing home, you’ll notice there’s privacy galore. You truly feel you are ensconced away in your Tudor manor surrounded by a secret garden. As you step outside into this enchanted greenery, you’ll walk beneath a wooden pergola which frames the natural ambiance of the grounds, and connects to the inviting sunken stone patio, with plenty of space to host friends and family al fresco.
The private yard is surrounded by gorgeous mature landscaping that offers an idyllic outside space to play or just enjoy the sounds of nature.
At the back of the home, above a stacked stone border, is a rustic clubhouse called “The Hut” which will charm any youngster, or someone young at heart, looking for a special place to retreat or perhaps create some artwork.
Enjoy all this home has to offer in complete comfort and style in thriving community with a top-rated school system. The quiet tree-lined streets come together in this charming South Mountain neighborhood populated with a variety of distinctive homes. Simply ideal!
You are minutes away from beautiful parks, including the South Mountain 2000+ acre nature preserve, and Millburn’s quaint downtown village with, shops, restaurants, and a walkable train station (with a 35 mins commute to NYC’s Penn station)