- updated, upscale vintage home
- wide plank pumpkin pine floors
- multiple home office and guest suite possibilities
- workshop/rec/studio space over a detached garage
- eat-in kitchen with cement counters and walk-in pantry
- large family room with coffered ceiling and French door to backyard
- primary suite with wood-burning fireplace
- in-ground pool
- parklike backyard with mature landscaping and specimen trees
- beautifully sited in the heart of the desirable Mountainville section of Tewksbury Township
First & Second Level
Visitors are welcomed to the residence by a stone walkway next to vintage hitching posts with steps leading to a front porch decorated in gingerbread and trim details. The two front doors reflect the rich history of the time the home was built where the right leads to the formal dining room (previously the business entrance to a milliner’s shop), while the left leads to the living room.
The home’s dining room features two oversized paned windows and a window seat that once served to display the milliner’s wares and overlook the front covered porch and detailed railing. Once common, but now nearly impossible to source, wide plank pumpkin pine floors grace most of the home, including the dining room. The white paneled ceiling adds to the charm of this striking room which is large enough to accommodate a table set for six, a large sideboard, and additional furniture.
The formal living room also overlooks the front of the house and features a wood-burning fireplace with faux, burled wood inlay and a decorative mantel with dentil molding. A glasspaned, a pocket door leads into the kitchen from the formal living room. The home’s sun-filled eat-in kitchen blends historical details with stylish and practical contemporary updates while providing an ideal gathering space for day-to-day life and informal entertaining. The generous eat-in area overlooks a large, brick patio making the patio space a natural extension of the kitchen in warmer months. Noted features include custom, solid cherry cabinets, some with glass-paned door detail and lighting, an island with butcher block top, pumpkin pine floors, a Viking stainless steel six-burner gas cooktop, KitchenAid double ovens, a wood-paneled Kenmore Elite dishwasher, new Jenn Air built-in stainless-steel refrigerator, and custom cast cement counters with whimsical inlays, and under-mount sink. A walk-in pantry with built-in shelving adds useful storage space.
The adjacent mudroom provides a transition between the kitchen and outdoor spaces and features built-in cubbies perfect for storing family members’ coats, shoes, and backpacks. A door here leads outside to a covered wood porch with a ceiling fan and light, adding comfort on warm days. Another mudroom doorway leads to the powder room featuring a vintage style, ceramic console sink; painted, distressed wainscoting, and double-hung window offer a timeless statement for a traditional bathroom.
Outside the powder room, a charming mural connects the home with the natural landscape. Continuing down this hallway, guests enter the family room, part of an expansive addition added in the 1990s. The family room has a coffered ceiling, decorative molding, a wall of double-hung windows, and French doors leading to the backyard. On one end of this large room is a Rumford fireplace with a pellet stove insert, brick surround, and decorative mantel accents providing a focal point in cooler weather. Two doorways on either side of the mantel lead to another room with a range of possible uses but now styled as an office. This room is full of light and flanked by French doors on either end, one set leading to the brick courtyard and the other to the backyard gardens. A winding staircase from this room leads to a sunny guest suite accented by a decorative round window. The room features an ensuite full bathroom, tub/ shower, and white tile. Opposite the family room fireplace is a staircase leading to the primary bedroom and bathroom on the second floor.
Another stairway in the front of the house divides the central dining room from the living room and also leads to the second level with four bedrooms including the primary bedroom suite, two additional full bathrooms, and a laundry room. The three secondary bedrooms have closets, ample natural light, and two built-in bookcases. The main bathroom features a tub/shower with white tiles mixed with decorative tiles that each add a pop of color. A mural along the wall, hand painted by the owner, displays a lovely day in Mountainville.
A hallway connects to the primary suite at the other end of the house. As throughout most of the home, this bedroom also features wide-plank, pumpkin pine floors and a wood-burning fireplace with a mantel. A large walk-in closet completes the room. The primary bathroom with its crown molding, wainscoting, tub/shower with glass doors, and painted double vanity is consistent with the finishes throughout the home.
The laundry room is conveniently located on the second floor and has not only the washer and dryer but storage shelves, a hanging rod, and a folding counter. A window allows natural light to flood the room.
The property’s striking red garage/barn and gravel driveway are perfectly suited to the property. A spacious studio with painted floors and windows sits atop the garage space. It is the perfect space for an artist to create and get lost in their thoughts.
The exterior spaces of the home are as varied and charming as the interior spaces. The covered front porch has a decorative, gingerbread railing and is the perfect spot to sit and daydream. Wood shutters and decorative windows adorn the home. A large brick patio area outside the kitchen connects the home to the side yard and has plenty of room for a dining table as well as lounge chairs.
The house is situated on just over an acre in a way that maximizes the size of the property, allowing for large open, sunny spaces with different vantage points to appreciate the landscaped features interconnected by mature perennial beds and specimen trees. Tete-a-tete benches under 60-year-old trumpet vines are just one of the several sitting areas in the yard offering different views of the gardens. An inground pool is fenced with mature boxwood hedges for privacy and is punctuated by wooden gates. There is also a large cutting garden with a picket fence accented by a stately white garden shed and a brick patio area. A wooden fence with a rustic, decorative gate allowing access to the property from Philhower Road sits on one side of the yard, adding to the charm.
The home has an asphalt roof and wood siding.
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