20 Forest Rd, Tenafly, NJ 07670

Welcome to our exclusive listing at 20 Forest Road in Tenafly, NJ in the desirable East Hill section of town!! This home is truly one of Tenafly’s most precious gems – The Everett-Dunn House. It is located only 7 miles from NYC, has top rated schools and is situated nicely on 3/4 of an acre of land with a private oasis as its backyard which is designed for entertainment and intimate gatherings.

If you like history and culture then this property is for you! You can purchase your own piece of American history and architecture right here in NJ This Swiss Chalet style home was designed by the famous architect Richard Morris Hunt who is also noted for designing the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, he designed the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina and also was involved with the design of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Carnegie Hall. He is known as one of the Fathers of American Architecture.

Some noted residents of the property are Charles Everett who was a famous inventor and Harvey Dunn who was a famous artist and is most known for his sketches of World War 1 which are housed in the Smithsonian. Most recently one of our past Presidential candidates held a fundraiser on the property as well!

When you walk into this property you are walking into an updated modern looking home coupled with rich architectural history. There is 6,618 square feet of living space, 16 rooms, 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths.

The first floor has 1.5 bathrooms, a large lounge, kitchen, den, dining room, family room, a garage that has been converted to a gym, a library, a living room, office and a laundry room. The kitchen has top end appliances and a huge center island. There are also 3 fireplaces on the first floor along with multiple access points to the backyard. The guest wing of the house even has a separate entrance and its own bedroom.

You can choose to enter the second level via the steps or via the multiple spiral staircases that are situated throughout the house giving you a feeling like you are stepping back into time!

The second floor has 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and access to the 3rd floor which has a nice sized loft. The master bedroom is spectacular and the walls are covered in red velvet and the master bathroom has a jacuzzi style bathtub. a separate shower and a private sauna for relaxing! Throughout the entire property there are endless storage spaces and plenty of walk in closets.

The basement was finished in 2022 and has an extra bedroom, another kitchen, a bathroom and a beautiful, very large entertainment room with a theater, bar, projector and a 100 inch drop down screen for viewing. Check out the poker table that is attached to the ceiling and drops down, it is literally something right out of the past! You can also exit the property directly to the backyard from this lower level.

The backyard has a very large gunite, heated inground pool, manicured grounds, a stone patio, privacy and multiple entertainment areas. It is truly set up for enjoying the finer things in life!

The house has central air throughout its entirety and has 6 controllable temperature zones. The radiator and baseboard radiant heat is powered by an industrial strength furnace and is controlled by 9 zones. The electrical system has been updated. There are marble floors and hardwood floors, custom woodwork and trim, beautiful beamed ceilings, a security system, sprinklers and leaded glass cabinetry in the kitchen.

The roof is being replaced and will be brand new and installed prior to closing!

This property is even more spectacular in person with the aforementioned intricately designed ceilings and woodworking throughout. There are still items in the house including some of the curtains that are original to the house and the library has a large humidor as well.

Come take a look at this elegant property and if you have a flair for history, architecture and culture, it needs to be experienced in person! and then you can make this piece of history your own new home in beautiful and historic Tenafly NJ!





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James and Gisella DellOmo

The DellOmo Group at Lifestyle International Realty

1546 Main Street Rahway, NJ 07065

Office Number – 732-943-4908
Cell Number – 908-793-8984