This two-property estate is comprised to two utterly different structures: a stone farmhouse built in the 1750s and a modernized carriage house that looks like it just rose up out of a Bucks County-inflected Santa Fe desert. The farmhouse has been immaculately preserved, from its deep hearths to its hardwood floors and doors–including what sophisticated students of architecture call a “Mr. Ed door.”
The carriage house could be adapted for many purposes, but seems perfectly made at the moment for a dance studio (piano not included, to our knowledge). Both buildings sit on 2 acres of wooded land with preserved Bucks County parkland behind them, and both need renovations of various kinds.
Though the barn can’t be put in the same category as the Venturi house, it’s without question the most interesting building on this property. The other two residences could be in any Philly or New Jersey suburb–and they’re entirely different than any farmhouses we’ve featured so far. There’s an in-ground pool and hot tub here, a heated garage and one has a truly pedestrian ranch design.
Yet this is indeed a farm, and a serious one at that: It’s 107 acres of workable land. The Vanna Venturi-lite barn is one of two luxurious equestrian residences–with seven matted 14×14 stalls, hot/cold wash stall, a full kitchen and bath, and a hay loft with a deck; the other with four stalls, electric and water.