Farmhouse Friday: Double the Pleasure in Perkasie
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.
Beamed ceilings, hearth fireplaces, and natural stone and hardwood floors abound in the lovingly restored 1810 main farmhouse, which features two porches — a screened sun porch with a great view of both the pool and Lake Nockamixon and a glass-enclosed side porch with southern exposure — a handsome living room and dining room, a luxurious master bedroom with en suite bathroom and laundry, and two additional bedrooms and a bath.
The real showstopper here, though, is the converted barn that serves as a guesthouse. It’s been transformed into one fabulous open space with full timber supports and ceilings, a kitchen with a restaurant-quality range and a dining table suitable for a grand dinner party, a stone hearth fireplace and an upstairs sleeping loft with bathroom. The stairway railing is a found-object work of art as well, and there’s room for a home office, gym or workshop as well.
When you feel like enjoying the outdoors, your options are many: you can stroll through the manicured gardens, lounge by the pool, or take your boat out for a spin on the 1,100-acre lake that is the centerpiece of adjacent Nockamixon State Park.
Whether you choose to make this your year-round residence or a country retreat, you and your guests will live and play (and work, if you so desire) in high style here.
THE FINE PRINT
BEDS: 4 in main house, 1 in guest house
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half in main house, 1 in guest house
SQUARE FEET: 3,670 in main house, 8,000+ total
SALE PRICE: $2,950,000
2500 Three Mile Run Rd., Perkasie, Pa. 18944 [Caryn Black | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty]
Updated July 9, 7 a.m. to correct agent affiliation.