Bucks County Home & Garden Annual 2016

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Living In The Kitchen

After waiting for almost 30 years, Doris and Michael Bartell now have a house with the kitchen that they had always dreamed of • by Mary Beth Schwartz

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or years you researched—tore pages out of magazines, visited specialty stores, attended house tours. Along the way, you compiled a wishlist— high-end appliances, a clean contemporary design, a large island, lots of storage, European styled cabinetry, a fireplace, even a special nook for the dogs. After waiting for almost 30 years, Doris and Michael Bartell now have the kitchen that they had always dreamed about. Homeowners Doris and Michael Bartell moved to Buckingham in 1983. Their property, Sycamore Springs, was a former mill site. The Quaker manor house for the property, their home, dates to 1733. The Bartells renovated their small kitchen about five years later, but were on a budget. For years Doris thought about cooking in her dream kitchen. Then, she saw a Riegelsville kitchen on Houzz that

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