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Bucks County Country Escape

Looking for a weekend escape from his hectic life in Manhattan, businessman Larry Levy went on a quest looking for the perfect Bucks County country stone house

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Alan Fetterman, who is known for his strikingly beautiful Impresionist paintings of Bucks County is now the subject of the book Illuminate, by accomplished art critic Cathie Viksjo more

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Brian H. Peterson, known for his photography, writing and being a curator at the James A. Michener Art Museum, was at heart a dreamer who could see the reality and importance of beauty more

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Avant Gardens

Derek Fell

I was driving through France recently and came across a sight that took my breath away. Between the road and a village church was a meadow full of red poppies. Since they grow so easily in Bucks County gardens and self-seed reliably it made me ... more

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The move from country to town was made much easier for Peg and Terry Forster when a realtor showed them a colonial brick house in Doylestown that had a kind of country feel more

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One of the great pleasures of living in Bucks County is the dramatic change of seasons—cool in spring with mint-green leaves unfurling from tall deciduous trees; lush woodland in summer with sparkling streams tumbling more

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Turner House Summer 2013

Randl Bye

Peaceful Grazing Farm is home to more than Susan and George Turner. “There are twenty three other souls here with us,” George comments. Aside from Susan and George; their daughter, Jacqueline, who lives in a cottage on the property with her two five- more

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In Style sp 2014

Paul Wesley

With a living kitchen and space age appliances for every need and budget, Bill Vandegrift is still best known for shooting straight and standing behind their products more

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The Carousel Farm was meant to be a retreat from the high powered and hectic lives of a New York photographer, Niko Christou, and a Manhattan attorney, David Braff. They bought the centuries old Solebury property on Mechanicsville Road in 2000 as more

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Windy Bush Farm

Photos by Randl Bye

Ten years ago the Martinis discovered and fell in love with Bucks County. And every since finding the county they searched with the help of a string of realtors to find their dream house. “Realtors were showing us run down properties in desolate area more

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After several moves in various locations around the country, Karen and John McDonagh found an early 19th-century Yardley house that finally felt like home more

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What marks a great garden is how it looks during the winter when it is stripped of its three-seasons of color and has to rely on its structure, trees and a few flowering plants more

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Made with superior wood that is beautifully hand carved and finished, Marschark clocks are recreations of period clocks made by the most accomplished clockmakers more

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A participant in the 2016 Bucks County Designer House, My Folksy Home is an Interior Design business specializing in sustainable design. Fran Crotty, its creator, has a talent for creatively reusing and repurposing her client’s furnishings as well... more

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BC3D Sculpture Club

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The BC3D Sculpture Club of Bucks County Community College (BCCC) is comprised of artists who work in bronze, steel, glass, stone, and other media. The members, brought together by a love of art and their passion for learning, develop and improve their craft by taking courses in the 3D Arts program at the Newtown campus. Some members prepare for an arts career by building successful portfolios at BCCC and then transferring to a four-year program. Others advance their skills by enrolling in classes including 3D design, sculpture, glass blowing, etc. One member recently received a full scholarship to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Members’ works are often accepted in shows and purchased; see artist Ray Faunce III’s sculpture “Triffids” on display in New Hope. The Sculpture Club is dedicated to serving Bucks County by performing community projects. In addition to offering presentations and demonstrations, the club maintains the bronze art of the Stella Tyler Sculpture Garden, a public garden located on the BCCC Newtown campus. Visit the garden to view “Offerings,” a bronze sculpture produced by Dean of Arts John Matthews, Instructor and Club Advisor Jon Burns, and artist Catia Whitmore. Email arts@bucks.edu for information about the club.

Sustainable Landscapes

Sage

Eric Korn has been working in landscaping for 20 years. With a BA Ornamental Horticulture and an MA in Landscape Design, Eric started his own business, Sage Landscape Design. Eric firmly believes in the principle that architecture has to be combined with the laws of nature to create a healthy, sustainable landscape. Sage Design Design not only keeps the end goal of the project in view, but also the potentially serious implications that our actions will have on wildlife habitat, storm water runoff, local and regional ecology, and future generations. Eric says, “Some people think that sustainable landscaping means lots of native wildflowers.” Disagreeing with some of the common misconceptions about sustainable landscape design, he explains that being concerned with where water goes, using reclaimed bricks and other materials, going to local sources for materials so that less energy is used in transportation and using LED lighting is really what sustainable landscape design is all about. Eric says, “Landscape architects and designers should consider themselves to be stewards of the land and work with it rather than against it.” Sage Landscape Design is located at 503 East Washington Ave., Newtown, PA 18940. For more information about Sage Landscape Design, call 215-559-1234 or visit www.sagedesignandbuild.com.

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