Farmhouse Friday: Charmingly Rustic Find in Bucks County

TREND images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate / Listhub

TREND images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate / Listhub

Golly, Tinicum Township is just a treasure trove of delightful abodes, isn’t it?

Case in point, Wildcat Farm. It’s kind of like one of those country-style properties that’ll use every single one of its inviting features–like say, twelve acres that encompass a converted cookhouse and rustic outbuilding, as this one has–to charm the dollar right out of your wallet. Oh, we know what you’re up to, Wildcat…

No, but really. We like it a lot, not least for its materials which consist of stone, stucco, and log, the latter being most evident in the 18th-century family room (and a bit in the bathroom and bedrooms directly above it!). Interior details include wainscoting, polished pumpkin pine floors, fireplaces, and a modern kitchen. An in-ground pool and barn, currently used for storage and, is also on the premises.

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Farmhouse Friday: Stone Beauty in Buckingham Township

Photos via Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

Photos via Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

Wow. We’ve spotted yet another 18th-century property that’s been saved from ruin.

According to its listing, this one was historically restored by the current owner who happens to be an architect. Originally built in 1752 and with an 1850 addition, the process took, understandably, over five years to complete! Unfortunately, the original stone dairy barn is no longer there, but here are a few things the the 5-acre residence offers that has us going ga-ga over it:

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Farmhouse Friday: Lane’s End Farm Gets Second Price Cut

Photos by Herb Engelsberg | Courtesy of Michael Sivel/The Sivel Group

Photos by Herb Engelsberg | Courtesy of Michael Sivel/The Sivel Group

Once again on the Property circuit, Lane’s End Farm has been spotted with a second price cut. Not for lacking of anything to say, but we decided to dig around a bit to see if there was anything we had missed in the previous times we’ve covered it, and get this: it’s minutes from the historic William Penn Inn, where Penn would stay when visiting Quaker friends in the area. (The building recently celebrated its 300th anniversary!) Moreover, despite its private and seemingly rural surroundings, the property is actually just a short drive from the North Wales business district.

It does certainly preserve its secluded vibe though. Situated within 234 acres of nature preserve, the 18.57 acre property has a long, tree-lined drive putting the road and the residence a good distance from each other. Various buildings make up the property, including a renovated manor house, stone barn, two cottages, and multiple garages. The first of these has had a mudroom and laundry added, while its kitchen has been updated with radiant heated floors, marble center island, and commercial Wolf range with double ovens and custom hood. A morning room with fireplace adjoins the kitchen.

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Farmhouse Friday: Clocktower Farm Is Back On the Market!

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne

Similarly to the Spruce Street home we wrote about yesterday, we covered this farmhouse property when it was first listed in April for $1,995,000. After being delisted in January, the home has reappeared on the market, this time for $1,499,000. Will it get any takers this time around? We should note Clocktower Farm is highly esteemed, as one user made clear in a comment left on our previous post:

The Clock Tower property and home is absolutely amazing. I have been fortunate to visit many times to swim in the salted pool and attend a very fun Halloween Party. The restoration looks fabulous. The Clock Tower is very cool to climb to the top and see all of Apple Brook Country Club. This beautiful Historic home is a must see property.

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Farmhouse Friday: “Happy Farm,” the Musician Friendly Lancaster Getaway

Images via Brandywine Fine Properties, Sotheby's  International Realty

Images via Brandywine Fine Properties, Sotheby’s International Realty

If Taylor Swift decides to go the all acoustic route for her next album, we found just the place for her: Creek Place Farm (also known as Happy Farm) a creekside Lancaster County property that realtor Ian Bunch tells us would make an ideal setting for recording artists. Are you listening, Dead Tooth?

For one thing, the site is comprised of nine lush acres (you need to see this video of the site to take it all in) that include a fully restored Pennsylvania Dutch farmhouse and three completely refurbished barns, one of which is a former tobacco barn converted into a commercial fitness facility that was then turned into the owner’s personal fitness center. (I mean if you can afford it, why not?Translation: Multiple tour bus space, and a gym to keep your energy up while off tour.

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Farmhouse Friday: Mind Blowing ‘Whisper’ Listing in New Hope

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Honestly, it’s okay if your first thought about this contemporary farmhouse is simply, woah.  It was ours as well.

At first glance, the home is a perfect blend of sleek modernity and classic form on 2.6 acres of beautiful Bucks County land, thanks in large part to architect Shannon Pendleton. It’s not often that you see an $80,000 glass tower, center hall entryway. Caryn Black, realtor with Addison Wolfe Real Estate, tells us this is a ‘whisper’ listing, meaning this exclusive property isn’t listed on MLS.

Making it more special is the fact that it was built to be an oil free, near zero carbon footprint luxury home fully loaded with custom amenities that even the greenest of thumbs would pine over: Read more »

Farmhouse Friday: Grand Chester County Home Going for $1.95 Million

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Wayne

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Wayne

Property-heads who’ve been with us since the blog’s early days might be excited to here this: we’re bringing back Farmhouse Friday! And what better home to start with than this charming 19th century farmhouse that’s about an hour or so away from the city.

Situated on 10-plus acres, the entire property consists of the original farmhouse and an addition built in 1999, detached 3-car garage with workspace loft, renovated 5-stall barn with office and laundry room, and finally, a 2,000-square-foot guest house offering a full kitchen, dining room, living room, decks, and 2-3 bedrooms.

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Shaggy Bark Farm: Restoration Hardware Meets Rustic Hardship, But in a Stunning, 18th-Century, $5M Way

This incredible property in Haycock, Pa., aka Quakertown, is absolutely stunning and unique. From the outside, the stone-home additions made to the original log cabin construction are clearly visible. Inside, the main house seems to be a fantasy of period-rustic blended perfectly with innovative ways of preserving the past.

In fact, the original log cabin sits within the confines of the current home–history within history in progress–so that even its exterior walls are visible from the kitchen and living room. Walk inside the cabin, and its retains its original fireplace.

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Farmhouse Friday: Make Hay While the Sun Shines. No, Really.

This beautiful 94-plus acre (!) property is primarily used right now for haymaking. Being city folk here at Property, we’re a bit ashamed to admit that, um, we don’t really know what that involves. But even for those who don’t make hay, there’s so much to love here, in particular for equestrians. There’s a horse barn with 16 box stalls, an indoor arena and outdoor arena, a fenced pasture, an eight bay equipment shed and bank barn. There’s also a stream, called Middle Creek, that divides the property.

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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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