Down a long lane that follows the flow of the Neshaminy Creek in Doylestown Township sits Creekside, the 45th Bucks County Designer House & Gardens.
A comfortable circa 1850 farmhouse is the core of the expanded three-level home redesigned to include large, open spaces while keeping with Bucks County features like stone fireplaces and wood floors.
The house is situated on 17 acres in a wooded setting. Features include a bright-and-airy great room with a vaulted-and-beamed ceiling and two-story stone fireplace; a large eat-in kitchen and a dining room with another fireplace and warm woods.
The highlight is the second-floor master suite with its stone fireplace and a wraparound balcony. The second and third floors feature five more bedrooms, a small reading nook, two bathrooms – all in the original part of the home.
The property is equipped for outdoor entertaining with a party-sized deck, a slate patio right off the kitchen and a brick patio with a built-in stone grill.
A 4,000-square-foot pole barn will be home to the 2020 Designer House Boutiques and Café.
The 2020 Designer House kicks off with an Empty House Party, Feb. 23, offering an opportunity to view the property before designers begin their transformation and to view the design plans. On April 24, the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown will hold its Designer House Preview Gala.
Advance purchase house tour tickets are $30 through April 25, and $35 at the door April 26 to May 24. Tickets for seniors 62-plus will be $30 at the door.
The month-long event is the largest fundraiser held by the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown, a nonprofit women’s organization, which founded Doylestown Hospital in 1923 and continues to govern the health-care system.
Design, landscape and home décor companies are invited to participate in the 2020 event. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available.
Visit BucksCountyDesignerHouse.org, email contact@BucksCountyDesignerHouse.org, or call 215-345-2191 for information.