47a Fairmount Rd West,
Tewksbury Twp. NJ

4 beds | 4 baths | 16.49 Acres | MLS/ID#: 3542739


Hofmann Farmstead

This delightful farmstead was once part of the prominent New Jersey dairy industry in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Known as the Hofmann Homestead, the original large holding has been reduced to a manageable small farm on 16+ acres.  An oval drive rims the perimeter of the house allowing convenient flow of farm vehicles, if needed.

The grounds are embellished with old stone walls, lovely trees and lush plantings of flowering shrubs and perennials. Behind the home are level lawns framed by board fenced pastures.

A winding drive leads to the stone house restored to perfection.  One of the many unique features is the guest/caretaker suite on the first floor with a mini kitchen and separate entrance.  This commodious space offers so many options – a large private office, a nanny suite or multi-generational living. 

Exposed interior stone walls, hand hewn beams and wide board floors recall a bygone era. Fireplaces add historical nuance and beauty to their respective rooms.  The floor plan shows evolution as rooms were added over the course of years. The main block of the home encases the living room and a family room-both with hand hewn beam ceilings; the kitchen opening to a dining room; and a small hall office nook with access to the rear bluestone patio.  A full bath and laundry room are conveniently located on the first floor. These light-filled rooms overlook pastoral views. This space is connected by a stone-floored gathering room now used as a large entry hall joining the western block of the building.  This two-story portion of the home features the guest suite with two small bedrooms above.

The second floor of the main block has a hall bath and a two-room bedroom suite, while the master area is comprised of a sitting/dressing room, a bedroom with a cathedral ceiling and a bath.  

A word must be said about the glorious exterior elements of this property. Numerous outbuildings offer a collector plenty of storage. With a minimum of work, a two-story Morton building tucked at the rear of the property could have income-producing potential. It might convert for antique car storage.   The large, picturesque red barns need to be restored or perhaps partially dismantled to create a more usable size.  A modern tandem garage is near the house.  Generous parking areas will accommodate numerous vehicles for large-scale entertaining.

Tewksbury in Hunterdon County is well-regarded for its Blue Ribbon schools, world class golf facilities, outstanding fishing at Ken Lockwood Gorge, abundant parkland including Christy Hoffman Park, Whittemore Wildlife Sanctuary and Willowood Arboretum as well as dedicated hiking and biking trails, the Tewksbury Trail System for horseback riding, outdoor recreation, and numerous cultural events nearby. This home is set far back from state route 512 which goes easterly toward Peapack and westerly toward Califon, a pretty river town with an Acqui Fresh Market. The property is ten miles from I-78, close to mass transit options and corporate campuses in the region as well as Newark Liberty International Airport and easy access to New York City.
Bedrooms 4
Full Bathrooms 4
Square Feet 4,061
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1790
Acreage 16.49
Style Colonial
Taxes $13,109 (2018)


Number of Rooms 12
Basement Yes
Basement Desc. Partial
Approximate Square Feet 4,061
Renovation Year 2004
Community Living No
Pets Allowed Yes
  • CeilBeam
  • StallShw
  • Blinds
  • Shades
  • CODetect
  • CeilCath
  • SmokeDet
  • TrckLght


  • CO Detector
  • Range/Oven-Gas
  • Refrigerator
  • Water Filter
  • Dishwasher
  • Water Softener-Own
  • Kitchen Exhaust Fan
  • Microwave Oven


  • Bedroom 1
  • Insert
  • Dining Room
  • Family Room
  • See Remarks
  • Wood Burning


  • Carpeting
  • Stone
  • Wood


  • 2 Units
  • Radiant - Hot Water
  • Baseboard - Hotwater
  • Multi-Zone

Fuel type

  • Gas-Natural


  • Multi-Zone Cooling
  • 2 Units
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Central Air


  • Private
  • Well

Water heater

  • Gas


  • Private
  • Septic 5+ Bedroom Town Verified
  • Septic


  • Cable TV
  • Garbage Extra Charge

Room layout

Room Dimensions Floor
Master Bedroom 19x12 Second
Bedroom 2 16x12 Second
Bedroom 3 12x10 First
Bedroom 4 14x9 Second
Dining Room 18x19 First
Family Room 25x11 First
Kitchen 28x12 First
Living Room 20x14 First
Sunroom 11x17 First
Breakfast 13x7 First
SittngRm 11x13 Second
  • Storage Shed
  • Barn/Stable
  • Patio
  • Storm Door(s)
  • Wood Fence
  • Outbuilding(s)
  • Thermal Windows/Doors


  • 2 Spaces
  • Detached Garage


  • Gravel
  • Additional Parking
  • Circular
  • Driveway-Shared
  • Fencing


  • Asphalt Shingle
  • Wood Shingle


  • Level Lot
  • Stream On Lot
  • Open Lot
  • Wooded Lot
Photo of Catherine Weinstock




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About Tewksbury

Homes for sale in Tewksbury Township are reminiscent of classic Currier and Ives scenes. Small villages within the township have streets lined with antique homes, high-steepled churches, general stores, elegant inns, and a host of charming shops. Located in the northeastern part of Hunterdon County, the 31-square-mile township's first meeting was recorded in 1755. It was incorporated as one of the state's first 104 townships in 1798.

Small villages within Tewksbury Township include Oldwick, Mountainville, Cokesbury, and Pottersville, each having an historic district listed on the National Register. Many of the old homes and stores along Oldwick's Main Street date back over two centuries, including Turpin's Oldwick office. Located on the corner of Joliet and Main Streets, it's sited in a circa 1740 Federal Colonial.

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