Tour will feature colonial and modern homes

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:45

NEWTON — The Bristol Glen Home Tour will be held on Saturday, June 18 and feature five historic homes. Registration and tours begin at 9:30 a.m. at 200 Bristol Glen Drive in Newton. The tour will conclude at 2 p.m. Among the five homes on the agenda is the oldest home in Newton. The 1770 colonial, restored and elegantly decorated, overlooks Main Street and boasts wide floorboards, thick stonewalls, brass door knobs and hardware, built-in cupboards, antique furniture, and oriental and hooked rugs. An 1810 farmhouse visited by President Dwight Eisenhower features a theater, porte-cochere, deck, barn, tennis court, gazebo, riding arena, lush gardens, garage with workshop, stone columns, wrought iron gates, waterfall, and fishing pond. The 20th century home on the tour showcases beautiful gardens, including one designed and installed by a master gardener, and a Koi pond. As the only Continuing Care Retirement Community in Sussex County, an apartment home in Bristol Glen completes the tour. Guests may also visit the structure’s other amenities such as a library, country store, chapel, porches, rotunda, dining rooms, and landscaped grounds, walkways and courtyards. Proceeds from the Bristol Glen Home Tours are earmarked for United Methodist Homes’ Fellowship Fund which supports residents who are unable to cover the total cost of care and services. The ticket price of $35 includes all five homes and a gourmet lunch, available from noon through 2 p.m. For more information call Beth Malkin at Bristol Glen at 973-300-5788, ext. 1305 or visit