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Tour three spectacular Bucks County estates

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Tickets are now on sale to tour three Bucks County estates, opened for this event only from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26.

Each estate is notably distinctive in design and landscape, the embodiment of the owners’ personal passions.

• Perelman Farm, the Erwinna estate of the mid-century humorist S.J. Perelman, has been brilliantly reimagined. The banked barn is now the main residence, its upper level capable of holding 200 people as well as the cast of a whale’s skeleton suspended from its ceiling. Down the hill sits Perelman’s original Bucks County stone farmhouse, repurposed as the guest house. The rolling 85 acres landscape reflects a deep respect for native flora and love of Japanese garden design.

• The Glass Barn in Buckingham is one of the most inventive contemporary homes in Bucks County, a one-of-a-kind blend of modern elegance, sly humor, and rustic charm. A greenhouse built for entertaining is just a few steps away from the main residence. Every sight line reflects a commitment to openness among all the living spaces and effortless, natural incorporation of the outdoors within.

• In the 1850s, the pastoral landscape of Spring Creek Farm supported only the farmhouse, a springhouse, and barn. Today, it’s a showplace for sustainable agriculture, where organic flowers and produce grow and chickens and grass-fed Angus cows graze. The current owner took on the challenge of historical restoration at the farmhouse as he incorporated state-of-the-art, net-zero energy systems.

This tour is a fundraiser to promote the mission of the independent political action committee Turn Bucks Blue, which supports Democrats and democracy in Bucks County.

“We are so grateful that these homeowners have agreed to give locals and out-of-towners alike the singular opportunity to walk through their private homes and grounds,” said Bonnie Chang, chair of TBB PAC. “Docent volunteers (and, in some cases, the owners) will be on hand to answer questions. The self-drive between each takes in the history and beauty of Bucks County and can easily include a savory lunch along the way. It’s truly not to be missed.”

Tickets for the Bucks County House Tour are $75. Purchase them at turnbucksblue.com, where you’ll find much more information about the tour. Tickets available until they sell out.


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