Broadhurst billed as Bucks County’s 47th designer home

BUCKINGHAM TOWNSHIP, PA – Broadhurst, the 47th designer home and gardens in Bucks County, opens its doors from Sunday, September 18. And the public will enjoy it.

Situated on six acres at 2942 Holicong Road in Buckingham Township, the gracious Bucks County Farmhouse dates back to the late 1800s. Seamlessly expanded over the years, Broadhurst features six fireplaces, Venetian plaster walls and wide pine floors of random width.

With a large drawing room, a magnificent library and a light-filled veranda overlooking the bucolic property and swimming pool, Broadhurst is the perfect place for elegant gatherings and quiet family evenings.

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The house, located just north of Holicong Middle School, was once owned by Philadelphia television reporter Don Polec, known for his humorous shots of people and events around the Delaware Valley.

This year, 25 designers worked their magic on the home, transforming already beautiful historic spaces into a stunning palette of colors, textures and modern conveniences.

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“It’s a wonderful way to spend a fall morning or afternoon in Bucks County,” said Pat Urban, marketing manager for the Designer House. “The house itself is very unique. And what the designers have done is amazing. Everything flows well. I think everyone will enjoy it.”

Entering the house through its elegant entrance, visitors are greeted by a timeless lobby surrounded by the fusion of ancient Chinese and 17th century French nature scenes. Look around and you’ll see wall art by designer Lucy Bernstein of Painterly in Holland.

After passing through the elegant entrance, visitors will find themselves immersed in sophisticated comfort in A Room For All Seasons.

Here, designers Lisa Lazarus of Lisa Lazarus Interiors in Rydal and Robert Belchic of Design Style Studios, also in Rydal, took an eclectic approach to designing the room drawing inspiration from the colorings of the original hand-painted fireplace.

The goal was to create a sophisticated space in relation to the age and architecture of the house; yet updated and comfortable for modern living, said Lazare.

“People are going to see a lot of interesting spaces, but also comfortable spaces – a place where they could live and maybe even imagine their own home and be inspired by it,” Lazarus said.

Belchic adds: “What is unusual about this house is that although it is old, it has been very well maintained. And that’s going to create a great experience for the people who come. They will see more of a livable home than they normally do.

Inside the library, designers David Carpenter and Guillaume Gentet of La Decoratique Decor by Guillaume Gentet in Holicong have taken a once dark space and infused it with nature’s joy, playfulness, color and light. and to creation itself; a celebration of learning.

“Everyone thinks of a library as a man’s room – masculine and dark. But the ones who actually read the books are the women,” Gentet said. “We wanted to show people that a library can be elegant and feminine. , welcoming, fresh and bright.”

“It used to be a very dark, gloomy area – not necessarily a place where you would want to spend a lot of time,” Urban said. “It’s much more welcoming. You can see yourself spending time in this room. It has a much more lighthearted and welcoming feel.

Over 20 design zones are spread throughout the house and gardens.

Upstairs, designer Kimberley Lux of Lux Interiors in Fountainville has created Summerby’s Master Bedroom and The Sophisticated Evening, a dressing room for the ladies of the house.

Designer Julia Thomas of The Gallery in Dublin transformed the master bathroom into a more airy space with a new tub and shower and adorned it with striking cabinetry offset by rich, feathered Moonar marble.

And don’t miss the guest bedroom designed by Milou Mackenzie of VM Mackenzie of Bethlehem; designer Lori Mason’s home office of Lori’s Funky Junk Decor in Lahaska; the Sky Parlor designed by Home Tonic in Mechanicsville; and the artist’s studio designed by Jane Ramsey of Simons Fine Art.

After touring the house, visitors can explore the gardens landscaped by Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, Riverscape Construction, Bountiful Acres, Ann Landscape Design, and BCDH&G.

They can also shop at Designer House and Gardens boutiques, including the Saddlery and Boutique at Fox Heath (Furlong); The Aromapothecary (Jamison); and Robin Eggs and Chicken Legacy in Warrington.

Public tours begin on Sunday September 18 and continue daily until Sunday October 16. Timed admission tickets are sold online to ensure a safe and uncrowded visit. Tickets are $35 each, plus $1.75 to cover box office costs, and can be purchased online at BucksCountyDesignerHouse.org.

Hours are Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

There is no parking available on the Designer House site. All access to the house is by shuttle from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5194 Cold Spring Creamery Road, Doylestown 18902.

Proceeds support Doylestown Health and the charitable missions of the Village Improvement Association of Bucks County.


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