Where We’re Eating: Hattery Stove & Still

Photo via the Doylestown Inn

Photo via the Doylestown Inn

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Grilled octopus confit, vegetable bibimbap, steamed skate, beer-battered string beans — what the heck is going on here? We’re not entirely sure, either. But that’s not to say the Hattery Stove & Still, the new restaurant/bar inside the Doylestown Inn is bad. The menu’s just a little confused. That octopus and those string beans were great, and we loved the $12 burger. But really, this is more a place to hang with friends over some drinks (the bar list is one of the suburbs’ better ones) and snacks like the fried olives and hot potato chips.

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Originally published in the November, 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine

House of the Week: $3.45M Residence Includes Stage and Dance Floor

3477 Wellsford Ln, Doylestown, PA, 18902

3477 Wellsford Ln, Doylestown, PA, 18902

There are plenty of beautiful Bucks County homes for sale, but this one may appeal most to those with a fondness for performance. Its lower level entertainment center has a stage and dance floor (with the requisite lighting) in addition to multiple seating areas, bar, and game room.

The home, which boasts Tuscan-style architectural details, also has a music room, theater, and kitchen with built-in booth seating. A sauna can be accessed via the home gym and an au pair suite with bathroom and kitchenette sits over the 4-car garage. Outside features include pool and cabana.

Gallery below.

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On the Market: Sprawling $9.2 Million Twin Silo Estate in Doylestown

5727 Twin Solo Rd, Doylestown, PA, 18902

5727 Twin Solo Rd, Doylestown, PA, 18902

One hundred acres. That’s how much land the Twin Silo estate covers. But, it’s not necessarily the meticulously designed grounds (there’s even a hedge maze!) that will lure potential buyers to consider the Bucks County property–though, the pool, private tennis court and kitchen-equipped entertainment pavilion make an enticing argument.

To begin, the a stone house built circa 1710 serves as the main residence and has solid mahogany flooring throughout. The slate roof is 100 years old and a stone barn (constructed sometime in 1783) with two silos reside nearby. Other outbuildings include a 4-car garage and restored guest house with three bedrooms.

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Gentleman’s Estate Perfect for “Geep” Cultivation

3719 Indian Springs Rd, Doylestown, PA.

3719 Indian Springs Rd, Doylestown, PA.

Have you met Butterfly yet? The adorable goat-sheep hybrid (otherwise known as a “geep”) was born in an Arizona petting zoo on Sunday, and, suffice it to say, has stolen our hearts. When we saw a photo of this Fieldstone farmhouse with sheep grazing in a pasture, we immediately thought about it would be the perfect place to raise more geeps. Or pygmy goats. Or lambs. (Or any baby animal, really.)

The gentleman’s estate, which has appeared in Bucks County Magazine, Traditional Home, and on the Bucks County Home and Garden tour, sits on 10 acres that include gardens, creek, ponds, stone spring house, and a three-story restored stone-and-frame bank barn with an apartment. There are also flagstone patios and a tennis court.

Built in 1790, the home boasts new heating and A/C systems, remodeled kitchen, and family room with 25-foot ceilings. Windows with stone sills and floors made of limestone and hardwood can be found throughout, and bedrooms are outfitted with walk-in closets and built-ins. Parking features include a new driveway with lighting and garage with storage.

Gallery (and a kind of ridiculous news report about Butterfly) below:

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Day Tripper: Go Castle-Hopping in Doylestown

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I know what you’re thinking: A getaway? To Doylestown?

It sounds absurd, like I’m advising you take a Caribbean vacation to Haiti. But I promise there’s substance here—particularly in the Bucks County enclave’s collection of out-of-Philly museums you might actually care about, and some faux-medieval castles and forts.

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Free Bacon? Yeah, Free Bacon.

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We hope you’re hungry.

Starting Monday, July 14th, The Hattery Stove & Still is unveiling some of the best summer deals in town.

Chef Hakeem Otenigbagbe and his team will be serving up Buck-a-Shuck Oysters, $14 Endless Mussels and a Complimentary Bacon Bar.

Yes, you read that correctly, free bacon. Dreams really do come true.

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Serenity Now! at this Secluded Doylestown Estate

SPOTLIGHT 4: French country-design Doylestown Estate

This custom-built French country Doylestown estate sits back on 10 acres, secluded behind a gated entry. Nature-lovers will love the property, which includes 1.5-acre spring-fed pond and creek and sits next to Peace Valley Park. The house includes two bedroom suites on the upper floor and a third on the main floor, which features a sitting room, tray ceiling and antique-tile fireplace. The gourmet kitchen has built-ins, two gathering bars and overlooks the family room, what offers turret ceiling with 1889 barn beams and stone fireplace.

52 N. Chapman Rd., Doylestown
Price: $1,379,000
Bed: 3
Bath: 3.1
5,063 sq. ft.

This Is Doylestown: 18th-Century Farmhouse Shares Land With a Bucks County Adobe

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.

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Will Doylestown Ever Get a Trader Joe’s?

“It happens all the time. Whenever a larger store closes in Doylestown, residents mourn for a few days and then wish for a Trader Joe’s.” So writes Intelligencer staff writer Christina Kristofic. And boy, she isn’t kidding. The entire political and civic structure of Doylestown and Bucks County has organized a letter-writing campaign to get the healthy grocery chain to move into the space left vacant by the closure of Herb’s Hobbies and Crafts.

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