Most Expensive: New Hope’s Fashion Farm–Plus Kissin’ Cousins–for $50 Million

This is New Hope’s most expensive property by more than $40 million, but the new owner is getting far more than land. The entire business of the farm–an established breeding and racing facility with 175 horses–is for sale, including three other horse farms along with this one: two in Buckingham Township and one in Upper Makefield. Add it all up, and it’s more than 450 acres of land.

Fashion Farm inspired the magazine Fashion & Farm Country Magazine, which has now been embodied in a film called “Country” that was filmed at the New Hope location. For prospective buyers, it’s a fine way to learn more about the property.

For now, the business of the farm continues. Upcoming races have preparations going on in earnest, with prize-winning horses getting ready for the Hambletonian Raceday at the Meadowlands on August 3.



Buying this property puts some pressure on: The current owners have been awarded Owners of the Year, Breeders of the Year and Breeders of the Decade honors, so the new owner will be starting with a good reputation that shouldn’t be sullied. Also quite a bit of pressure financially: $50 million is a serious investment.

3220 Windy Bush Rd., New Hope, PA [realtor.com]

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  • JamesDDl

    Kinda anxious for today’s practice update . . .

    • Damien

      I’ll start-

      QB: Vick looked about equal to Foles, but had some missteps. Foles probably won the day. Barkley still struggling. Funny note of the day: Kinne was on KR coverage and got absolutely clobbered by a Pats defender…

      RB: No Shady, Polk looked great, Bryce was good all day, Felix was bad.

      WR: Desean looks unstoppable, Damaris had another great day, Cooper stole the show really with 3 TDs in 11v11s, Momah still struggling, Shepard and Benn both average.

      TE: Ertz looked pretty good, Casey is solid all around, and Celek didn’t have any drops today I think, was ok.

      OL: No Peters, Mathis looked good, Kelce struggled a bit with the Pats huge NTs, but looked fine, Herremans looked solid, Lane had some great plays and some bad ones, Bam Bam still struggling a little, Menkin and Reynolds both look solid fundamentally, Tobin had another solid day, Barbre looked very good.

      DL: Geathers and Thorton look great again, Cox looks to breakout, Sopoaga was quiet, Logan was alright, Curry was quiet.

      LB: Ryans and Kendrichs had another great day, Cole looked good in coverage and of course rushing, Graham was up and down in coverage, Barwin looked great, Knott and Cheney weren’t too shabby either.

      CB: Boykin and Marsh looked good, Fletcher struggled a little, but overall fine, Lindley had a nice pass break up, Hughes struggled a lot, Carey Williams left midway after a fight with Aaron Dobson.

      S: Chung had a good day, Allen looked fine, Wolff was fairly quiet but had some nice breaks on the ball, Anderson had a solid outing again, Coleman looks AWFUL, Phillips was up and down.

      • Richard Colton

        I thought I saw Fletcher w/ a pick 6. was that someone else?

  • Dutch

    There seems to be no lingering issue. I’m happy they are committed to unity and moving on to improve as a team. I hope Cooper continues to play as he played in the scrimmage today.

    I always felt this would make him focus more on the job at hand and he showed himself to have given 100% to becoming a better receiver.

  • Dubiy

    Was I the only one that laughed when I saw that Brent celek was asked?

  • #7

    Let’s just play some football

  • EaglePete
    • Dubiy

      hahah

  • Damien

    There again today.

    QB: Vick looked about equal to Foles, but had some missteps. Foles probably won the day. Barkley still struggling. Funny note of the day: Kinne was on KR coverage and got absolutely clobbered by a Pats defender…

    RB: No Shady, Polk looked great, Bryce was good all day, Felix was bad.

    WR: Desean looks unstoppable, Damaris had another great day, Cooper stole the show really with 3 TDs in 11v11s, Momah still struggling, Shepard and Benn both average.

    TE: Ertz looked pretty good, Casey is solid all around, and Celek didn’t have any drops today I think, was ok.

    OL: No Peters, Mathis looked good, Kelce struggled a bit with the Pats huge NTs, but looked fine, Herremans looked solid, Lane had some great plays and some bad ones, Bam Bam still struggling a little, Menkin and Reynolds both look solid fundamentally, Tobin had another solid day, Barbre looked very good.

    DL: Geathers and Thorton look great again, Cox looks to breakout, Sopoaga was quiet, Logan was alright, Curry was quiet.

    LB: Ryans and Kendrichs had another great day, Cole looked good in coverage and of course rushing, Graham was up and down in coverage, Barwin looked great, Knott and Cheney weren’t too shabby either.

    CB: Boykin and Marsh looked good, Fletcher struggled a little, but overall fine, Lindley had a nice pass break up, Hughes struggled a lot, Carey Williams left midway after a fight with Aaron Dobson.

    S: Chung had a good day, Allen looked fine, Wolff was fairly quiet but had some nice breaks on the ball, Anderson had a solid outing again, Coleman looks AWFUL, Phillips was up and down.

    • eaglesfan

      ” Barwin looked great..”

      “Connor Barwin was ill Tuesday and did not practice..”
      Not sure I am getting it right….

      • Damien

        Wow… Meant Hunt…

  • Justin

    Am I the only one who isn’t surprised it was Cary Williams?

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    No Tom Brady love. BOOOOOO….Dislike him and the Patriots the same way I dislike Jordan and the Bulls…but I’m a lifelong Lakers fan so…

    • EaglePete

      oh no, a lakers fan. 7 is a braves fan. What is going on around here, do kids even like all the teams of the town/city they grow up in anymore? You know, civic pride or is it the star player, uniform. I get fans like other teams, doesnt mean I have to like it and by all means give you a hard time about it. Must be a Kobe fan, the worst, esp being from Philly and all.

      • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

        Not a Kobe fan. a LAKERS fan. Wanted to be a Lakers Girl when I was a kid. My hometown team is the Jaguars. ‘Nough said.

      • bsn

        I grew up in Redskins territory. There is something about growing up with every arrogant jerk liking the same team that really rubs one the wrong way.

      • #7

        It’s the internet lol. Hawks fan too. Please pray for me

      • borntosuffer

        Born in PA – the wrong side of the state for championships – and feel it is a burden I must bear to root for all the Philly teams. A pox on those who root for any other teams ;-).

  • abe

    im confused by these reports! vick was 18 of 21 with 3 tds foles was 12/ 19 with 2 tds but everybody says he had the better day. confusing!

    • Jason

      Exactly every day Vicks completions are higher than Foles has no tturn overs but they are equal. Really? SMDH

    • Andy124

      1st, today, Nick had 3tds to Vick’s 2. You have it reversed.

      2nd, in practice, the focus is on process more so than results. One of Vick’s tds was on a poorly thrown ball. Foles suffered from several drops on perfect passes. (including a dropped interception).

      You don’t have to agree with it, but hopefully it’s not so confusing now.

      • Pennguino

        Yea, Foles should rule out ever throwing TD’s to TE’s. That’s two dropped TDs by that group. haha

  • Mford

    Things happen in 3′s … Benn done for the year with torn ACL … Who’s gonna step up at WR this year?

  • Token

    Heres a good learning experience for a few of you. See how the Pats dont have great talent at WR, yet Brady makes them look amazing…. Must be nice.

    Cary Williams wasting no time blowing I see.

    • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

      LOL.

      Oh yes…the best guy in the game that’s a lesson.

      Once again if your QB’s name isn’t Tom Brady or Peyton Manning you can’t and I mean CAN’T win a game on your QB talent alone.

      AND the great Tom Brady (and he is great) seems to get his teeth kicked in every time he plays the Giants (who our QB regularly beat. Hell Vince Young beat them) – headed by the mediocre (and incredibly lucky) Eli Manning, whose receivers often make him look good. Particularly in the Super Bowl.

      • Token

        I figured you were a Eli is lucky kind of person.

        Yea. Pretty lucky. 2 Super Bowls. Has made stars of multiple WRs. But yea, the WRs must be the ones making him look good.

        Lost cause.

        • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

          Dilfer’s great too. Better than Marino and Jim Kelly.

          Football is a TEAM sport. Eli is a great example of how that is so.

      • EaglePete

        Ill say it again. Tyree luck as all ….. Manningham absolute perfection, no luck there at all and clutch. Would love some clutch in an Eagles QB, not sure Ive ever witnessed it consistently.

      • #7

        Whoa easy now. Eli Manning can play some football

    • #7

      Tom Brady has played in the same system how many years? He is very fortunate as that is rare in any sport these days. I see people talk about Vick not being able to handle that A-Gap blitz, but if you watched in the playoffs, that’s how you beat any QB in the NFL…if they can get to them. A-Gap blitzes worked wonders on us because those guys in the middle of our line looked confused, especially Watkins.

      I give Brady credit. He is Great, that’s for sure.

  • #7

    Dang. Too bad for Benn.

  • Torrey

    Ok Mike Mayock said Foles almost got picked has some good and bad throws. He said Vick looked good running and passing the ball. They are even Do you get that. Just say you want Foles to win so you are not counting his errors. I saw several plays in different practices that WR could get injured stretching out to get his paces just like last year.

    • Token

      Any day that they are “even” is bad news for Vick.

      • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

        Considering one can run and the other can’t…not so much.

        • Token

          Why do you think a runner at QB is important to Chip Kelly? I think you have been misinformed about whats important to him.

          • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

            Sigh. Kelly likes to run the read option. He likes versatility in his players. He’s likely running a system very similar to Oregon. If all things are equal – he’s likely to take the guy who can actually, convincingly run 20/30% of his offense.

            But things aren’t that equal so it hardly matters.

          • EaglePete

            ya, Vick starts, gets flustered on a play, forces a run, dives head first…….which is it? fumble, concussion, ribs, shoulder, 2 yds shy of first down or first down/TD. If its the latter, how long til the next time were up for that show. I think its a rerun, Ive seen it before. All kidding aside, I dont disagree and do think Vick is looking better. Just not excited as a fan.

          • Token

            Ok, but have you seen Oregon? Theres no reason Foles couldnt run the offense like Darron Thomas did.

            Mainly Chip wants to get it out quick and make good decisions. Probably the worst traits of Michael Vick.

          • #7

            Vick is getting it out pretty quickly from what we read here every day and all over the internet.

      • #7

        “Even” lol. Like Chip would come out and say that either was winning. The media, and including us, we hang on to every word. Chip doesn’t need a circus.

  • Scott J610

    The Patriot are a well-oiled machine.

  • Brent E. Sulecki

    I watched Shep have a good day today…he gets in and out of breaks well and sets up dbs good..if he continues to catch hes on the team and coop of course with damaris who looks very hard to stay with. after that I like salas and miller looks like he plays slot well. salas maybe the way to go If he can do both. and he has slight edge in exp. eagles need hit the wire here soon

  • All Things Bad@ss

    Something tells me that “Big Butt” and “Token” actually live together as BF/GF or husband and wife and all their bickering is just an extension of life at home.

    • Andy124

      If that something starts telling you to do things… don’t listen to it. Because that something is a whole-lot-o-crazy.

      • Johnny Domino

        Don’t knock it, if it weren’t for the voices in my head I’d have no one to talk to.

    • Token

      god help that poor guy. Having to hear about Vick all day and night.

  • #7

    Just being honest people. I’m not seeing alot of “Foles is leading” articles or any “Foles will start week one” articles.. Just being honest

    http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2013/08/05/philadelphia-eagles-training-camp-michael-vick-will-start-week-1/

  • #7

    BBaaS bro you made me laugh out loud on that one at the office.

  • Adrian

    Thank you Sheil. Great stuff as always.

  • mike smoot

    Does anyone have any info on how momah blocks? I know he is struggling at times with the occasional flash but I’d love to know if he can use that big frame to block

  • devCal

    run the ball.

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    Lakers always bounce back. I’m not too worried. As do the Celts. Sixers on the other hand….

  • #7

    No Kobe = Losing Season

  • Adam

    Not really. In the NFL when you have two guys with a 10 year age gap and all things are equal, you go with the younger guy. Why pay Vick 7 mil to do something that Foles can do “equal” for 300k?

  • Token

    If all things are equal you dont take the 33 year old.

  • Adam

    I think you’re extremely overestimating Chip Kelly’s fondness for a running QB.

  • #7

    LOL. And VERY fond of said bonus too. Especially one with a cannon for an arm

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    Of course you do.

    Notice I said Kelly likes versatility in his players – he likes to have a QB that’s a THREAT to run, whether he actually runs him or not. Accuracy and decision-making are his top two priorities. All things being equal in that department you go with the guy who gives you an extra edge.

    That’s not so controversial.

  • Maggie

    Very strange comment considering that earlier today Kelly TOLD Vick to run!!

  • Andy124

    “If he can win you more games” is mutually exclusive with “If all things are equal”.

  • #7

    I don’t see why not when we have talent on offense along with Peters.

  • #7

    there it is