55 West Rd,
Millburn Twp. NJ

6 beds | 4.2 baths | 0.47 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3588773


Welcome to a picture-perfect property brimming with character, large and comfortable spaces as well as impeccable maintenance. Wonderful craftsmanship and architectural details are the hallmarks of this impressive Old Short Hills Colonial. Situated on almost a half-acre of beautifully landscaped property, it has a commanding presence. Classic design elements stand the test of time and distinct rooms are a welcome break from the commonly encountered "one big space for everything.” Blending traditional charm with today’s modern conveniences, the curb appeal found outside flows into an elegant interior.

The foyer, with a guest closet, leaded windows and powder room, introduces this inviting home. The living room is enhanced by stunning molding, hardwood floors and a huge wood-burning fireplace with a rare marble surround. An effortless flow continues to the banquet-sized dining room, an ideal spot for memorable entertaining. Answer e-mails in the wood-paneled library, enjoy a movie in the den and host casual get-togethers in the finished basement.

Artfully designed, the sparkling white kitchen presents abundant cabinets, some with leaded glass fronts, a center island with breakfast bar seating, walk-in pantry, French stove, marble counters, and a richly-toned hardwood floors. In a bay-windowed breakfast area, there are lush views of the ample yard. The butler’s pantry offers more storage, a wet bar, and workspace. French doors from the kitchen opens to the family room featuring a large bay window, a fireplace flanked by built-ins and access to the bluestone patio by a Dutch door. Conveniently positioned off the kitchen is the mudroom connecting to a full bath and bedroom. 

There are many bathrooms throughout this home; one adjacent to the spacious basement family room and laundry room, two on the first floor, and three upstairs with clean subway tiled walls serving five spacious bedrooms. The master bedroom is a private retreat offering a fireplace, three walk-in cedar closets and a 2018 mosaic tiled master bath. 

This fine home is situated on one of Short Hills premier streets in an established neighborhood. Take advantage of all this central location has to offer including close proximity to top-rated schools, downtown shopping, excellent restaurants and Midtown Direct trains to New York City.
Bedrooms 6
Full Bathrooms 4
Half Bathrooms 2
Square Feet 3,791
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1935
Acreage 0.47
Style Colonial
Taxes $25,081 (2018)


Elementary GLENWOOD
Number of Rooms 15
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Walkout, Finished
Approximate Square Feet 3,791
Renovation Year 2012
Community Living No
  • CedrClst
  • BarWet
  • StallShw
  • WlkInCls
  • StallTub
  • CODetect
  • SmokeDet


  • CarbMDet
  • RgOvGas
  • Refrig
  • CookGas
  • Washer
  • Dishwshr
  • KitExhFn
  • Dryer
  • SumpPump


  • Bedroom 1
  • Insert
  • Rec Room
  • Family Room
  • Living Room
  • Wood Burning


  • Carpeting
  • Stone
  • Tile
  • Marble
  • Wood


  • 2 Units
  • Forced Hot Air
  • Baseboard - Electric

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural


  • 2 Units
  • Central Air


  • Public Water

Water heater

  • Gas


  • Public Sewer


  • Cable TV Available
  • Fiber Optic Available
  • Garbage

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 22x15 Second
Bedroom 2 14x14 Second
Bedroom 3 13x10 Second
Bedroom 4 14x9 Second
Dining Room 20x14 First
Family Room 31x10 First
Kitchen 22x15 First
Living Room 22x15 First
Bedroom 18x7 Second
Bedroom/Office 10x10 First
Library 16x12 First
Foyer 17x6 First
  • Barbeque
  • Patio
  • Storm Door(s)
  • Wood Fence
  • Privacy Fence


  • 2 Spaces
  • DoorOpnr
  • Attached
  • InEntrnc


  • Additional Parking
  • Blacktop


  • Asphalt Shingle


  • Open Lot
Photo of Denise Torsiello




Millburn (Short Hills), NJ real estate market


Historic Millburn-Short Hills is a prestigious suburban community located about15 miles from Manhattan in southwestern Essex County. Short Hills is located within Millburn Township, but the two names are often used interchangeably to define this 10-square mile locale. 


In the late 1800s, wealthy businessman Stewart Hartshorn purchased 1,552 acres in Short Hills to create the first planned commuter suburb in the United States. Up until this time, Hartshorn was best-known for inventing the automatic roll-up window shade.


Today, Millburn has a population of about 20,000 residents. Lining the local streets are daily reminders of the township’s colorful history, namely the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary (named for Stewart Hartshorn’s daughter), the Paper Mill Playhouse and two historic districts in the Wyoming Short Hills Park sections.


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