It’s been two years since Mimi and Kenneth Heyman decided to downsize from their Short Hills colonial into a condo. “We have a grown son and daughter, and travel quite a bit. My husband convinced me it was time [to move]—reluctantly I agreed,” says Mimi. The couple wanted to stay in New Jersey and be in a community that offered easy access to things they enjoy—theater, restaurants, movies, and museums.
Morristown was an ideal choice for the Heymans. It is “city, yet suburbs,” Mimi says. “We didn’t look anywhere else.” After seeing the plans for the new 40 Park, luxury condominiums at the site of the former Epstein’s department store in Morristown, the couple was sold. “We decided to buy that day,” she says. “It was a leap of faith.”
For the Heymans, that leap has paid off. They moved into their two bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath condo in March, and are delighted with their sunny, third-floor corner unit, which also has a den and a panoramic view of the Morristown Green.
To help them get settled in their new space, the Heymans hired Morristown interior designer Phyllis Mechanic of Pereaux Interior Design. “A lot of what was used was taken from their house,” Mechanic says. “I helped them decide what would work. The look [for the condo] was contemporary, the house was traditional so we created an eclectic mix.” About 50 percent of the Heymans’ furniture came from their former residence. “They wanted to display their great art collection, and they had many meaningful accessories they wanted to integrate. I helped them edit what they had and find the right new pieces that would fit comfortably in this space,” she says.
We have a totally different lifestyle now,” Mimi says. “It feels like home.”
Living at 40 Park
Commanding a premium location on Morristown’s historic green, these Manhattan-style residences feature modern architecture, quality finishes, large private terraces, and breathtaking views. Amenities include concierge service, private garage parking, and the Park Center lounge and fitness center. For more information on 40 Park, call 973-359-0010 or visit 40park.com.