Farmhouse Friday: Double the Pleasure in Perkasie

Guest house, 2500 Three Mile Run Rd., Perkasie, Pa. 18944 | Photos via BHHS Fox & Roach

Guest house, 2500 Three Mile Run Rd., Perkasie, Pa. 18944 | Photos via BHHS Fox & Roach

It’s been quite some time since anyone grew crops or raised animals at Merestone Farm, judging from the photos you see here. Instead, this 7.8-acre lakeside property has become a place for sophisticated country living — a spacious private retreat in a county that’s chock-full of such rustic pleasures.

This one, however, takes the Bucks County country manor to a whole ‘nother level. Its elegant decor and formal gardens have landed this farmhouse and barn in the pages of Architectural Digest — twice. Make it yours and you and your friends will also marvel at its highly photogenic quality while enjoying its many amenities. Read more »

Morning Headlines: Bucks County Is in Development Slump

Bucks County Courthouse. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Bucks County Courthouse.
Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Yesterday’s headline in the Bucks County Courier-Times was not encouraging: “Bucks report shows sluggish development.” James McGinnis’ list of superlatives was no less damning:

Applications for new housing and industry remain at some of the lowest levels recorded in more than a generation.

Proposals for new commercial development are at the lowest levels recorded in 32 years.

The Bucks County Planning Commission estimates builders would “impact” just 368 acres. That’s the lowest amount ever recorded by the county.

There were several communities that had zero development — zilch — including Langhorne, Upper Southampton and Yardley. There is some good news, though.

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