Custom Contemporary with Skyline Views
This stunning, bright, contemporary home offers 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 powder rooms. Ideally situated in the desirable Newstead neighborhood in the heart of South Orange, it overlooks close to an acre of park-like property and has sweeping seasonal views of the Manhattan skyline!
Entertain, relax and enjoy this fine home made for all seasons and occasions!
As you enter, the large foyer, open floor plan and soaring ceilings make quite an impression. To the left is the formal living room with gleaming hardwood floors, floor to ceiling windows overlooking the back lawns, elegant mid-century modern built-ins and a two-sided fireplace which separates it from the dining room.
One one side of the formal dining room, you have have floor to ceiling windows overlooking the expansive patio and lawns and to the other, a bar area and built-ins for storage and easy access to the kitchen.
The home boasts a recently renovated Chef’s kitchen with premiere appliances such as Thermador double wall ovens, sub-zero fridge, gas cooktop, stunning Granite countertops, custom grey cabinets and pantry which provide tons of storage. There is also a side entrance with steps leading to the backyard.
Sunroom / Library
To Just off the entrance foyer you will also find a sunroom / library which is the perfect spot to sit and read a book or magazine. This room also has wooden built-ins, an exposed brick wall and floor to ceiling sliders to the large paver patio.
A few steps up and down the hall are 3 generous sized en-suite bedrooms with ample closets, all with custom built-ins.
At the very end of the hall is the beautiful master bedroom with a huge walk in closet and a Zen master bath with jetted tub, separate shower and two vanities. You can grab a cup of coffee and watch the morning sunrise over eastern skyline from the private deck.
Second Floor Office Loft and In-law Suite
As you go up to the second floor, there are two open lofts areas with vaulted ceilings and dramatic windows with tree top views. These can be used as a den, sitting room or home office. The possibilities are endless! Down the hall is an in-law suite with a separate sitting room (both with its own fireplace!), a custom closet, a luxurious full bath with jetted tub and shower, and large windows and balcony to the rear skyline views.
Ground Level Family Room / Rec Room
A few steps down from the main foyer is the family room or recreation room with a large wood burning fireplace, wet bar with a separate pantry, floor to ceiling windows to its own private patio and with access to the 3-car garage and a powder room.
Music Room & Private Gym
A few steps down the hall you have a music room, home gym (which could be turned into a music studio as it has been sound proofed), laundry room and 2 large storage rooms for all your personal and seasonal items.
Outdoor Living at its Best!
This home offers a great flow for entertaining inside and out! All sliders face the large paver patio with elegant steps down to the sprawling lawns… reminiscent of the Great Gatsby parties! The professionally landscaped property includes mature trees, foundation shrubbery and established lawns. There is ample space for gardening and play!
- 54000 Sq Ft
- .72 acres
- Water softener owned
- 3 gas fireplaces 1 wood burning (2 fireplaces in the in-law suite)
- Chef’s kitchen renovated in 2015 (3 ovens, 1 microwave, 1 warming drawer)
- Balcony off master bedroom and in-law suite sitting room
- Reliant video security system (4 cameras)
- New roof 2019
- New HVAC 2018
- Commercial grade 200 amp electric system upgraded in 2017.
- Extra-large circular driveway with full size basketball court and additional parking in rear.
- 3-Car oversized garage
Neighborhood & Schools
The towns along the Midtown direct train line are eternally popular for those looking for good schools, more living space and a yard while maintaining an easy commute to New York City. Whether you walk, bike, drive or take the train to accommodate your lifestyle, this central location is ideal.
You are minutes away from top schools, beautiful parks (including the South Mountain 2000+ acre nature preserve) and South Orange's quaint downtown village with, shops, restaurants, and train station to NYC (offering a 30 mins commute to NYC’s PENN Station!) This location also offers easy access to major highways business centers and Newark /Liberty International Airport.
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Recommended Lender - Mark Yecies of Sunquest Funding
Mark Yecies co-founded SunQuest Funding in July 2002 and brings a strong and rich history of financial services experience to the table. Mark graduated Washington & Jefferson College with double degrees in Math and Sociology. As an expert in residential real estate and mortgage lending since the mid 80’s, Yecies is frequently contacted by, and quoted in, the New York Times and other print and television news outlets. As part of his commitment to being a resource for his community, he serves as Vice President for the Executives Association of New Jersey and recently sat on the YMCA board of directors.
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20 Commerce Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016