Monday, August 3, 2009

Passionate about Historic Beauty

For those followers who are from the 13 countries not from our surrownding Bucks County, Pa, we are known for wondrous, historic homes with centuries of history in their back yards.

I must say that it was one of the most wonderful things about moving to the East from the Rockies--historic beauties aplenty! It's really hard to give up this kind of architecture once you become accustomed to it.

Last week, my assistant and I visited this historic landmark in Lower Makefield, Pa. Check out this date!


We decided that each home of this era should come with a pedigree of sorts, a guest list of the important dignitaries who slept here, poets who wrote here, women who toiled here. The grounds were beautiful, the rose gardens and stone pumphouse. I do love historic properties. Of course, I could just imagine that it would be the perfect bed and breakfast!


In this photo, note the shutters on the first and second floor are two different colors. This is a true historic mark. I love the white shutters against the Bucks County Stone. And oh, those dormer windows!


Projects like this just make my heart sing. Beautiful Bucks County, Pa.

8 comments:

Suzanne said...

I love all of the historic stone houses in our county. When I grow up, I want to live in one. ;-)

michelle said...

I love those historic homes as well. Definitely nothing like that around here! I had no idea about the two different colors on the shutters. What a fun project for you!

linda said...

I have always loved beautiful old stone houses. My dream is to live in one and of course have you decorate it!

charlotte said...

Beautiful! Ha I just remember when Wheat Ridge had that sign: "City of Trees." Haha. Bucks County blows WR out of the water!

charlotte said...

Beautiful! Ha I just remember when Wheat Ridge had that sign: "City of Trees." Haha. Bucks County blows WR out of the water!

Jill said...

I love all the character of historic homes, and I love the homes found back East. Utah is definitely lacking in charm.

Denise said...

Ditto Linda's comment for me!

shannon said...

Our hearts are singing the same tune! I love it here so much...
There is not a stone house that I see that does not take my breath away...I love thinking about how it was to live back in the 17th and 18th centuries...