Built in 1926 as the carriage house for the mansion next door, this unique home with three bedrooms and two full baths has undergone extensive expansion and transformation to become a lofty modern retreat. Architect-designed renovations opened up the home to the fabulous views and created spaces that respond to the four seasons. During the summer, two sets of French doors open the entire living room to the 2,000 square foot patio. A water garden with natural bio-filtration system provides cooling on a lower terrace (with outdoor shower) overlooking gardens and fruit trees. During the winter, the modern and sun-drenched upper kitchen and dining room take advantage of sweeping New York City views. The greenhouse provides passive solar heating to the rest of the house and additional living space year round. Situated on over a half acre of land, close to both South Orange and West Orange jitney stops, and set back far from adjacent houses, this home offers something rare in the area modern design, sunny lawns and privacy on a quiet dead-end street. South Orange is a thriving and diverse community of fine homes, excellent schools and a vibrant business district with many local boutiques, specialty shops and gourmet restaurants. Home to the South Orange Performing Arts Center, Seton Hall University and Meadowland Park, South Orange is only a brief commute from New York City via Midtown Direct train service, 20 minutes from Newark International Airport and close to many major highways.