18 Longview Rd
STORYBOOK SETTING SURROUNDS COUNTRY COTTAGE IN TEWKSBURY
Originally built in the 1820s and updated through the years, a charming two-story cottage in Tewksbury enjoys a storybook setting of 2.6 verdant acres. Located just outside the quaint and historic village of Mountainville, this home brims with Old World charm and quality design updates. An open floor plan of six rooms offers two upstairs bedrooms and one-and-one-half baths.
Outbuildings on the acreage include a restored carriage barn across the street with garage and workshop space, a stone spring house, potting shed/art studio and two-car detached pole barn/garage built in 1999. Situated on a winding roadway, the home is surrounded by stone walls, picket fencing, open and wooded scenery, towering trees and a stream running through its boundaries.
Many captivating details enhance the floor plan such as generously-sized rooms, a raised hearth fireplace, neutral paint colors and painted hardwood floors throughout. 2013 updates include energy efficient Andersen Thermopane windows, plus a three-bedroom septic which offers future expansion possibilities.
The main floor is entered by a covered front porch overlooking rolling views. Straight ahead is an enclosed staircase flanked by the living and dining rooms. Both rooms feature painted wood flooring and each offers a set of atrium glass doors to the backyard. The living room is warmed by a wood-burning raised hearth fireplace, and the dining room features a chandelier. In the updated country kitchen, stainless steel appliances, a farmer’s sink, colorful tile backsplash, storage pantry and separate dining area are inviting design elements. A kitchen door opens to the side yard. This part of the home also has a powder room.
Upstairs, an open master bedroom presents high, angled ceilings, painted wood floors and a ladder to the loft space above. A wide, sunlit hallway with closet space is roomy enough to be used as a reading or office space. Another bedroom and a full bath with shower complete the second floor.
There is a partial unfinished basement with walk-out entrance which contains the home’s mechanical systems. Utilities include baseboard hot water oil-fired heat, central air conditioning, private septic and well water.
Tewksbury Township in Hunterdon County offers a small-town lifestyle near a network of local and interstate highways for easy access to Manhattan or local business campuses. The entire area has a longstanding history dating back to the pre-Revolutionary War era, and retains much of its original character. Fine old homes, equestrian estates and working farms dot the township’s picturesque open landscape of rolling hills and fields.