Page 1

BucksCounty HOME & GARDEN ANNUAL 2017

Barn Restoration Famous Artist 2017 Calendar

Rosade Bonsai Studio


640 N. Main Street • Doylestown, PA 215.348.8116 • www.barb-lin.com


Yo our Kiitchen Trra ansforme ed

Like Maggic g

SAV VE upto 50% With Refaacing!

Rated e #1 NAT NA TIO ONWIDE

Since 1979

by Qualifiied Remodeler Magazine

Family Owned O Americaan Made Lifetimee Waarranty

d, L nsforme hen Trra our Kitc Yo

ike Mag

ic!

www.KitchenMagic c.com

Custom Refacing l Custom Cabinetrry l Luxury Counterttops

Free In-Home Consultation & Estimate t

(866)

929-7 7441 4 1

$

2,0 0 0 offff!

New Cabinetry or Cabinet abinet Refacing with a Countertop* ntertop* Please give promo code NP241 *Details at estimate. May not combine with other offers. ff Present P this offer ff 37 Greenell Corp. at estimate. Does not apply to prior purchases. PA017137


Contents

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide Annual 2017 Edition

Annual Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

38

Home Accents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Bonsai in Bucks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Luxury Architects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

59

Basements Makeovers . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Home Furnishings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Home & Garden

Resource Directory. . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Advertising Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 4

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

70


BUCKS COUNTY HOME & GARDEN

Publisher William N. Waite Executive Editor Bob Waite Asssistant Editor Mary Beth Schwartz Art Director BCM MEDIA, INC. Photography Randl Bye Advertising Director Vicky M. Waite

Account Executives Kathie Bachmann Lisa Bridge Kathy Driver Lisa Kruse Bucks County Home & Garden Guide is published annually by BCM Media Company, Inc., 309 W. Armstrong Drive, Fountainville, PA 18923. 215766-2694. Single copy price of the Bucks County Home & Garden Guide is $1.95. For single copy sales, call 215-766-2694 or visit Buckscountymag.com.

Exceptional Cabinetry Design & Craftmanship

Cabinetry and Design Inc

Contractor reg# PA079708

8329 Easton Road • Ottsville, PA 610-847-5851 • sweetbriarcabinetry.com

6

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


Fuuncction with th Design D

CUSTOM HOMES BUILT T IN CABINETRY

LW O

ADDITIONS A DIV VISION OF J.R. MAXWELL BUILDERS, INC.

Creaating Custom Wood Cabinetry & Millwoork

PA License #004260

R

M

IL

K RU

K

IN

N

M

RENOVA AT TIONS

A TRADITION OF EXC CELLENCE

215.345.1953 jrmaxwe ellbuilders.com Finished Projectss: @JRMaxwellBuild ders

Works in Progress: @JRMaxwellBuildersIn nProgress

Facebook: J.R. Maxwe ell Builders


COOLING

HEATING AT T

iency Residential & Commerccial

Cuuts Fuuel Bills

Oil, Gas G or Propane

Suuper-E Effficient Eff

Central Air System ms

Convenien nt & Afforrddable

Up too 40%

Clim mate Contrrool

Ductless System ms

Interfaces

WHOLE HOUSSE W GENERATTORSS

FUEL L OIL/ PROP PA ANE 75 Year e rs of Service

Clean, Efficient f & Economi c ical

Fuel Oil

Emergency m Back-Up Power

Clean, Versatile e & Dependabble

Propane

24/7/365 Protection

PA LIC: 22

NJ: 13VH06306900

Wiill Call a or Automatic Deliverry

Fair Pricing

Comfort. Seeccurityy. Convenience. Power Directly to Yoour Home

Heating Air Conditioning Fuel Oil Proppane Gas Generators ▲

BRISTTOL 8-4596 215-788 206 Otter Street Bristol, PAA 19007

NEWTOWN 215-968-7477 P.O. Box 506 Newtown, PA 18940

ww ww.HarrisComfort.com


Annual Calendar of Events

Bucks Beautiful

ANTIQUES

Annual Yardley Community Centre Antiques Show January 13-14: Over 20 antique dealers offering a variety of items, including primitives, country and traditional furniture, china, glass, silver, textiles, jewelry, pottery, and dolls. Fri. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission.Yardley Community Centre, 64 South Main Street,Yard-ley, PA. www.yardleycommunitycentre.com. Chester County Antiques Show April 7-9: The 35th Annual Antiques Show is a benefit for the Chester County Historical Society. Admission. The Phelps School, Malvern, PA. 610-692-4800; www.chestercohistorical.org.

10

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

The Philadelphia Antiques & Art Show April 21-23: This prestigious show offers diverse furnishings and decorative arts for both the period and modern American home. Admission. The Navy Yard on the Marine Parade Grounds, South Broad Street and Intrepid Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. www.philadelphiaantiquesandartshow.com. Renningers April 27-29: Antiques and Collectors Extravaganza June 22-24: Antiques and Collectors Extravaganza September 28-30: Antiques and Collectors Extravaganza Admission. Rain or shine. 740 Noble Street, Kutztown, PA. 570-385-0104; www.renningers.net.


Bucks County Desinger Home Brandywine River Art Antiques Show May: Outstanding furniture, glass, metalware, ceramics, folk art, quilts and other fine antiques from across the nation are featured at this show. 1 Hoffman’s Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA. 610-388-2700; www.brandywine.org. Antique City June: Rows of booths feature varieties of antiques and collectibles. Primitives, decoys, pop cul-ture, postcards, amusements, and more will be on display. Admission. Allentown Fairgrounds, 302 North 17th Street, Allentown, PA. www.antiquecityshow.com. Warren County Antiques Show & Vintage Marketplace August: Spend a few days shopping in the country for antiques. Along with antiques and collectibles, there will be lectures from respected historians,

demonstrations, and world class exhibitions. Don’t miss the live entertainment and food vendors. Admission. Free parking. Farmers’ Fairgrounds, Harmony, NJ. 908-343-5873; www.warrencountyantiqueshow.com. Tinicum Park Antiques Show September: This annual weekend event benefits the Historic Properties Division of Bucks County Parks and Recreation. Admission. Tinicum Park, River Road, Erwinna, PA. www.buckscounty.org. Annual Antiques Show November: The Bucks County Antiques Dealers Association presents their annual antiques show on a special weekend during the month. Admission. Eagle Fire Hall, Route 202 and Sugan Road, New Hope, PA. 215-860-5211; www.bcadapa.org.

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

11


Delaware Antiques Show November: Sixty of the country’s most distinguished dealers present the finest offerings of American antiques and decorative arts, including furniture, paintings, rugs, ceramics, silver, jewelry, and more. Admission. Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE. 800-448-3883; www.winterthur.org.

CRAFTS Sugarloaf Crafts Festivals March 17-19: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (Oaks, PA) March 24-26: Garden State Exhibit Center (Somerset, NJ) More than 250 artisans display and sell their creations in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture and home accessories, and more. Admission. 800-210-9900; www.sugarloafcrafts.com. Byers’ Choice Annual American Artisan Showcase May: This juried show features about 70 handcrafters, who create traditional crafts, or crafts based on a traditional method or design. The craft booths will be indoors, in a large, well-lit expo facility within the Byers’ Choice building. Admission. 4355 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA. 215-822-6700; www.byerschoice.com. Pennsylvania Guild of Fine Craftsmen Fairs May 12-14: Rittenhouse Fine Craft Spring July 29-30: Fine Craft at the Chase Center October 13-15: Rittenhouse Fine Craft Fall Admission. 717-431-8706; www.pacrafts.org. Annual Bucks County Quilt Showcase July-September: Over 100 quilts of various types will be on display at the Bucks County Visitor Center. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 3207 Street Road, Bensalem, PA. 800-836-2825; www.visitbuckscounty.com.

12

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

Annual Traditional Artisan Show September: Bedminster Land Conservancy hosts this annual show. There will be over 40 artisans from 12 states selling Redware pottery, Windsor chairs, hooked rugs, Shaker boxes, floor cloths, Theorem paintings, stained glass, and more.Visitors also can see craft demonstrations. Delaware Valley College, 700 East Butler Avenue, Doylestown, PA. 215-795-2352; www.bedminsterlandconservancy.org. New Hope Annual Outdoor Juried Arts & Crafts Festival September: One weekend in September will include over 175 artists and craftsmen with such media as ceramics, sculpture, pastels, glass art, and jewelry. Free admission and shuttle. Rain or shine. New HopeSolebury High School, New Hope, PA. www.newhopeartsandcrafts.com. Doylestown Arts Festival September 9-10: For a special weekend in September Doylestown turns into a festival.You will discover over 100 artists, live music on multiple stages, activities, food courts, and a bike race. Doylestown, PA. www.doylestownartsfestival.com. Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza September 14-17: Come see exhibits of over 600 quilts and garments presented in gallery style. Over 200 vendor booths offer completed quilts, as well as the equipment and supplies needed to make them. The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA. 484-754-3976; www.quiltfest.com. Crafts in the Meadow October 21-22: This fall invitational craft show features over 100 craftspeople, live music, and tons of activities on a weekend during the month. Represented will be ceramics, fine art, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, sculpture, and more. Tyler Park Center for the Arts, 10 Stable Mill Road, Richboro, PA. 267218-0290;www.tylerparkarts.org.


Beautiful Styles for Every Room.

Bucks County • Furlong, Pa. 3539 York Road • Rt. 263 • 215 • 794 • 7325 Lehigh Valley • Emmaus, Pa. 5386 Chestnut Street • Rt. 29/100 • 610 • 967• 0699 hendrixsonsfurniture.com

STICK_BCHG1116

CELEBRATING OUR FIRST 50 YEARS

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

13


Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show November: This annual art event is for the benefit of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Funds raised are used to purchase works of art and craft for the permanent collections, to fund conservation and publication projects, and support exhibitions and education programs. Admission. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA. 215-684-7930; www.pmacraftshow.org.

GARDENS

Bartram’s Garden Visit this National Historic Landmark and House, circa 1728. The grounds are free and open to the public. Guided tours are available of both the historic garden, as well as the Bartram family home. Don’t miss The Bartram Nursery, complete with native plants and those discovered by the Bartram family. 54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA. 215-729-5281; www.bartramsgarden.org. Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve This is the destination for seeing and learning about the native plants of the Delaware Valley. The 134-acre preserve has over 800 species of native plants in a naturalistic setting. Explore woods, meadows, a pond, and Pidcock Creek, as well as a changing collection of wildlife, birds, and wildflowers. Many educational programs are offered year-round. 1635 River Road, New Hope, PA. 215-862-2924; www.bhwp.org. Camden Children’s Garden Designed for children and families, the Camden Children’s Garden is a place to explore and discover the natural world. The four-acre garden provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play. Educational programs are offered April through December. Admission. 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ. 856-356-8733; www.camdenchildrensgarden.org. Chanticleer A 35-acre pleasure garden open to the public.The garden is a study of textures and forms, where

14

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

foliage trumps flowers, the gardeners lead the design, and even the drinking fountains are sculptural. Educational programs are offered year round. 786 Church Road, Wayne, PA. 610-687-4163; www.chanticleergarden.org. Hortulus Farm A one-hundred acre 18th-century farmstead and nursery operation. It was created by garden and event designer Renny Reynolds and garden writer and author Jack Staub. The gardens and museum are open for tours from May through October. 60 Thompson Mill Road, Wrightstown, PA. 215-598-0050; www.hortulusfarm.com. Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Jenkins Arboretum features a collection of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and ferns in a natural landscape. The landscape and plant collections provide sanctuary for native birds, insects, and wildlife. Educational programs are offered year round. 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA. 610-647-8870; www.jenkinsarboretum.org. Linden Hill Gardens The retail nursery and destination garden of garden designer Jerry Fritz. Educational programs are offered year round. 8230 Easton Road, Ottsville, PA. 610-847-1300; www.lindenhillgarden.com. Longwood Gardens Flowers, trees, and fountains make up this estate created by Pierre S. du Pont.Year round visitors can enjoy music and theatre events, firework and fountain displays, seasonal festivals, guided tours, and educational programs. Admission. 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA. 610-388-1000; www.longwoodgardens.org. The Morris Arboretum at the University of Pennsylvania Ninety-two acres of lush and colorful gardens await at The Morris Arboretum. Discover garden spaces and learn about 13,000 labeled plants, trees, and flowers. More than 100 classes, tours, and lectures are offered in spring and fall.Visitors also will enjoy


The First Thing We Build is Trust

Award Winning Remodeling Specialists

2016 Awards

PA#3699

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

15


changing exhibits. Admission. 100 East Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. 215-247-5777; www.morrisarboretum.org. Mt. Cuba Center The Mt. Cuba Center is situated on 600 acres. Its woodland wildflower gardens are recognized as one of the region’s finest. Guided docent tours are available by reservation. Admission. 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, DE. 302-239-4244; www.mtcubacenter.org. The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College Encompassing over 300 acres of Swarthmore College, Scott Arboretum features over 4,000 types of ornamentals plants. The mission of the Arboretum is to display plants suited for home gardens in this area and to educate the public. Education programs are offered year round. Admission. 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA. 610-328-8025; www.scottarboretum.org. Tyler Arboretum One of the oldest and largest arboreta in the Northeast, this year-round destination has 650 contiguous acres and 20 miles of hiking trails. The Arboretum’s collections include rare plant specimens, ancient trees, and historic buildings. Educational programs are offered year round. 515 Painter Road, Media, PA. 610-566-9134; www.tylerarboretum.org. Tyler Formal Gardens Built in the early 1930s, the gardens reflect early twentieth-century horticulture, and originally were influenced by larger Italian and French gardens. Divided into compartments and levels, separated by shrubs and stone walls, the gardens include manicured lawns, water fountains, gravel pathways, an espalier, and bronze sculpture. Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA. 215-968-8000; www.bucks.edu. Winterthur Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur is the premier museum of American decorative arts. The

16

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

estate features a research library, as well as a 60-acre naturalistic garden. Winterthur’s 1,000 acres encompass rolling hills, streams, meadows, and forests. Educational programs are offered year round. Admission. 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE. 302-888-4600; www.winterthur.org. 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show March 11-19: This year’s flower show, “Holland: Flowering the World,” celebrates Dutch culture, from flower fields to eco-design. Admission. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA.www.theflowershow.com. SEPOS Annual Show March 24-26: This extravaganza will feature exhibits showcasing orchids in full bloom. There also will be growing supplies, giftware, books, photographs, and a plant sale. Admission. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA. 484-754EXPO; www.sepos.org. Annual Lecture at Tyler Formal Gardens April 29: Michael Strengari, head horticulturist at Grounds for Sculpture, will present “Encountering Art & Nature at Grounds for Sculpture.” The Tyler Formal Gardens will be open for tours after the lecture. 9:30 a.m. Registration is $15, $10 with student I.D. Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center, Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown,PA. www.bucks.edu/foundation/events or email: rosen bel@bucks.edu. Hidden Gardens of Lambertville Tour June: This annual self-guided walking tour allows visitors to enjoy “hidden gardens” in the backyards of residents in Lambertville, NJ. The tour begins at The Kalmia Clubhouse, 39 York Street, Lambertville, and showcases a variety of garden types and plants, from eclectic to formal, large and small. Net proceeds further The Kalmia Club’s mission and assist with its community outreach and annual scholarship programs. Admission. www.kalmiaclub.org.


Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

17


New Hope Historical Society Garden Tour June: See private Bucks County gardens on this annual tour. Advance admission. Sponsored by the New Hope Historical Society. 215-862-565

HOUSE & HOME

American Consumer Shows January 6-8: Greater Philadelphia Spring Home Show (King of Prussia, PA) March 24-26: Bucks & Montgomery Spring Home Show (Warminster, PA)888-433-3976; www.acshomeshow.com. Philadelphia Home Show January 13-16, 20-22: The 2017 Home Show features guest appearances by DIY celebrities, along with designed rooms and the Cooking Stage. The Xfinity Experience Stage featuring presentations on remodeling, renovation, organizing, décor, gardening, and outdoor projects. Admission. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA. 215-418-2003; www.phillyhomeshow.com.

after booth of vendors for all of your home’s needs. Admission. Stabler Arena, 124 Goodman Drive, Bethlehem, PA. 610-432-4101; www.lvba.org. The Philadelphia Furniture Show March 31-April 2: This annual show highlights artisan quality furniture and furnishings to suit all tastes. Admission. 22 South 23rd Street, Philadelphia, PA. www.philadelphiafurnitureshow.com. Bucks County Designer House & Gardens April-May: This show house features the work of local landscapers and designers. It is an annual fundraiser to benefit the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown to support Doylestown Hospital and V.I.A. community projects. Hillcrest Manor, Doylestown, PA. www.buckscountydesignerhouse.org. Annual Bucks Beautiful Kitchen & Garden Tour June: This self-guided tour features six Bucks County home. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine. Advance admission. 215-340-3639; www.bucksbeautiful.org.

Historic Home Show January 28-29: The ultimate show for restoring, renovating, and preserving our Nation’s architectural heritage. Admission.Valley Forge Casino Tower Hotel, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA. www.historichomeshows.com.

St. Mary Community League’s Annual Kitchen & Garden Tour October: This annual kitchen and garden tour is a must see. Funds from the tour benefit St. Mary Medical Center. Advance admission. 215-710-2591; www.stmaryfoundation.net.

Philly Home and Garden Show February 17-19:Visit this annual show for decorating and remodeling ideas, learn more about companies, and stroll through gardens by area landscapers. Admission. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA. 484-754-EXPO; www.phillyexpocenter.com.

Newtown Open House Tour December: This annual event gives participants a chance to tour many private local homes and historic buildings decorated for the holidays. The Half Moon Inn (Court Inn) will feature open hearth cooking, Colonial music, and period reenactors. Refreshments of mulled cider and cheese will be served throughout the day. Advanced admission. 215968-4004;www.newtownhistoric.org.

Spring Home Show March 31-April 2: This home show is presented by the Lehigh Valley Builders Association. See booth

18

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


Bucks County’s Flooring Professionals SUPERIOR PRODUCTS AT GREAT PRICES

TILE MARBLE STONE

BELLA

FLOORING

HARDWOOD VINYL LLC CARPET

FREE ESTIMATES / PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION 6 9 0 7 E a s t o n Ro a d • P i p e r s v i l l e , PA Next to Pipersville Post Office 215.766.1660

Visit us at www.BellaFlooringllc.com Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

19


We Gr Grow Gro row ow Y Your ou our ur Home Hom me

Create the perfect outdoor living g space – smalll, large or somewhere in-b in bettween – at Bucks County’s premier Lifestyle Ga arden Center.

PICK TTHE PERFEC T SEAT

WE CREATE OUTDOOR SPACES, JUST FOR YOU! ADD A POP OF COLOR

We design. We build. We manage. We guarantee. GARDEN PL ANTINGS • OUTDOOR KITCHENS WATER GARDENS • CONTAINER GARDENS • SPECIM EN TREES SEASONAL M AINTENANCE • CUSTOM GARDEN FENCING FIREPITS & FIREPL ACES • DECKS, ARBORS & PERGOL AS WALKS, WALKW WAYS & PAT TIOS • WALPOLE OUTDOORS # P A 020 3 3 9

RELAX IN COMFORT

G

A

R

D

E

N

S

1 0 5 7 N . E A S T O N R D, D O Y L E S T O W N , PA | B U C K S C O U N T R YG A R D E N S . C O M | 2 1 5 . 7 6 6 . 7 8 0 0

20

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


Photos Photo tos by by: Bob Gram Jr. Ph ho hotography oto tog gra rap aphy hy

A Full-Se Full-Serv rvice rvi vice Remodeli Re ing Contractor Contracttorr

Gatther with family & friends indoors Bathrooms, Basements, Kit K chens and More

We specialize in innova ative solutions, eleg gant a crra aftsma anship, impeccable service and attention to detail. PA A074628

Distinctive Dist tincttiv ive ve Custo Custom tom Craftsmen affts ftsmen t

215.7 78.2655 | riccobuilders.com


L

Home Accents

L

L

... smart and stylish – have you heard the term “smart home?” Window shades are just one of the many technologically enhanced products we carry. Hunter Douglas Power View motorized shades can be programmed to open and close themselves. Available at Hearth & Hedgerow Interior Design; 215-5366933; www.hearthandhedgerow.com.

... creating backyard living enviroments is a specialty of Gl Designs. Founded in 1979 as Gary's Landscape & Design, GLDesigns has created over 1,000 projects for clients from Philadelphia to The Hamptons. We aim to check everything off the above list. For us there is nothing more rewarding than visiting a landscape years later to see that it has stood the test of time. Located in Maple Glen, PA; 215628-4070; www.gldesigns.net.

... a large selection of porclein and glass sink bowls on display in many styles. Available at Home Hardware Designs, LLC,192-196 Scotch Road, Glen Roc Shopping Center, West Trenton, NJ; 609-883-5353; www.homehardwaredesigns.net.

22

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


L L

... enjoy your Senesta retractable awning and grill outdoors. It will add attractivness and value to your home. Contact Paul Construction & Awning Company, 4093 Skippack Pike, Skippack, PA; 610-287-1623; www.awningsdeckspatios.com.

... specializing in kitchen and bath design, with over 25 years of experience, they can assist in all aspects of your home improvement. Whether space planning, updates or full renovations, from design to implementation, contact Sweetbriar Cabinetry & Design, 8330 Easton Rd., Bldg. D, Ottsville, PA; 610-847-5851; www.sweetbriarcabinetry.com.

L L

... this Summit stainless steel S-660 built-in grill has a 769 square inch total cooking area and 60,000 BTU-per-hour input. It has six burners and has a front access stainless steel grease tray and catch pan. This along with many other style grills are available at Grates and Grills, 105 South Main Street, Dublin, PA; 267-870-7013; www.gratesandgrills.com.

… Buckman's Home and Garden is more than just a garden center. We have an extensive line of home and seasonal décor and a boutique filled with scarves and jewelry including “Firefly” and “John Michaels Richardson.”We also stock a wide variety of plants and specialize in potscaping. From spring to winter we can help design your pots to look amazing all year long. Contact us at 1814 South Easton Rd., Doylestown, PA; 215-348-0877; www.buckmanshomeandgarden.com.

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

23


Home & Garden G

GEMMI CONSTRUCTION, INC. 4936 York Road Buckingham, PA • 215-340-4600 Gemmiconstruction.com

emmi Construction, Inc. is a full service, remodeling firm, specializing in custom renovations and additions, founded by NARI Certified Remodeler, John Gemmi. With over 20 years experience, John’s skill and pride in his craft are building elegant and comfortable living spaces all over Bucks and Montgomery counties that will be as appreciated in a century as they are today. Our commitment to exceeding our customers’ expectations is evident in all the work we do. From our first meeting to the final walk through, you are an essential part of the team.

H

olland Floor Covering is a family owned and operated business for over 40 years. Their showroom features a large selection of carpet, hardwood, laminate, area rugs vinyl and ceramic tile. Free estimates. Let Holland show you how beautiful your home can look with new flooring.

HOLLAND FLOOR COVERING 34 Swamp Road Newtown, PA • 215-968-3333 Hollandfloor.com

24

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


Home B

BILL VANDEGRIFT, INC. 450 East Butler Ave., New Britain, PA 215-345-5616 Billvandegrift.com

ill Vandegrift, Inc. presents the Sub-Zero and Wolf brands in the environment in which they are meant to be experienced, showcasing the breadth of products and offering the opportunity to interact with the appliances much like one would in a home kitchen. See the full model lineup from Sub-Zero and Wolf incorporated side-by-side in a real setting, helping you to visualize how these two brands might complement one another in your own home.

S

ABRAM W. BERGEY & SONS, INC. 311 Main Street, Harleysville, PA 215-256-8846 Bergeyflooring.com

26

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

ince 1950 Abram W. Bergey & Sons has taken great pride in offering the highest quality floor coverings. Family owned & operated, you can trust Abram W. Bergey & Sons for all your floor covering & countertop needs. Bergey’s highly trained sales staff and expert installation services will combine to make your shopping experience memorable. Call today for a free in-home flooring consultation!


& Garden V

acations have never been easier than owning a cottage in Schnabels’ Woods, a private gated community of individually owned recreational cabins. Conveniently located and affordable, cottages come in a variety of sizes and styles, all with access to the beautiful Tohickon Stream. It’s pristine because there are no permanent homes or rentals. Enjoy acres of wooded beauty, commune with nature or do nothing at all, here in your cottage, in the woods by the water.

SCHNABELS’ WOODS Bucks County, PA 215-536-6255 Schnabelswoods.com

S

ince 1979 Kitchen Magic's team of experts have designed, manufactured, installed and refaced more than 50,000 beautiful kitchens. We offer award winning kitchen renovations including cabinet refacing, custom cabinetry and luxury countertops in granite, quartz and durable Corian. All of our work is backed by a Lifetime of Homeownership Warranty. Our team of dedicated kitchen specialists service NJ, NY, PA, CT, MA and NH. We offer a free in-home consultation. It’s our job to offer the best advice, free and without obligation whether we earn your business or not.

KITCHEN MAGIC 866-929-7441 KitchenMagic.com

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

27


Home H

HENDRIXSON’S FURNITURE Rt 263, Furlong, PA 215-794-7325 Lehigh Valley 610-967-0699 Hendrixsonsfurniture.com

endrixson’s Furniture has been helping homeowners create beautiful homes for over 40 years.We offer a variety of personalized services to make this possible.Our designers are happy to offer each of our customers a complimentary design consultation in our store or in your home. Each design plan begins by creating a floor layout to establish guidelines in the selection of your furniture.By taking into account your personal tastes and the circumstances of your existing living space, our designers can help you to integrate the existing furniture you intend to keep, and develop the best aesthetic and functional plan for your room.

W

alter’s Nursery, Inc., a full service landscape design build firm, has been devoted to enhancing the beauty of Bucks and Hunterdon counties since 1930. Our college-educated design staff can guide you through the project, from conceptual drawings to the completion of your garden. The use of Walter’s on staff horticulturists, masons, and integrated pest management specialists will all assure that your garden will endure for years to come. Call 215-297-5860 to make an appointment with a designer. WALTER’S NURSERY, INC. 152 River Road • Point Pleasant, PA 215-297-5860 Waltersnurseryinc.com

28

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


& Garden J

MT Awnings, an official dealer for Perfecta Retractable Awnings. Whichever type of awning you need, retractable, Stationary, traditional, or commercial, we’ve got you covered. As a family-run business since 1985, we perform all of our own installations. Take comfort in the fact you will receive the highest level of customer service from the same person, from your awning selection, through its installation and beyond.

JMT AWNINGS Abington, PA 215-659-5239 Jmtawnings.com

W

e are proud to sell and service John Deere equipment for commercial and residential customers. Our main goal is helping customers find the equipment they need to get the job done right and helping them keep that equipment running for years to come.The Little family has owned and operated Little’s for 70 years. Our current owners are the third generation to work in the business, and several fourth-generation family members are in the business as well. In other words, our commitment to quality and selling American-made products from one of the great American brands is generations in the making.

LITTLE’S 3 Little Road • Perkiomenville, PA 610-387-9643 Relittle.com


Home G

GRANDE FINALE 215-519-0188 GrandeFinaleDesigns.com

rande Finale, family owned and operated, provides 100% custom kitchen painting and refinishing. Our hand applied 7 layer process of commercial faux products provides clients with the ability to reuse and renew their existing wood cabinets for a complete kitchen transformation. Our skill, expertise and product selection result in a factory like finish without having to undergo the expense and headache of purchasing and installing new cabinets while getting the look and feel of a new kitchen.

W

IT LANDES 247 Main Street • Harleysville, PA

215-256-4221 ITLandes.com

30

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

hen it comes to home heating, cooling, plumbing, and preventive maintenance needs, it’s important to have an HVAC partner that provides the highest quality of service and equipment at the most competitive prices. That’s why hundreds of homeowners in Bucks and Montgomery counties call IT Landes. As an employee-owned company with a team that has been serving this area for decades, we take pride in providing unbiased recommendations designed to meet every customers’ truly unique needs. For timely, reliable, trustworthy service, choose IT Landes.


& Garden B

arb-Lin Carpet One, family owned and operated, has been providing excellence in the floor covering business since 1948. Our quality and service are what the community has been able to depend on. The flooring industry has undergone many changes in recent years. Barb-Lin Carpet One is one of the few carpet retailers who have met this challenge by aligning themselves with major brands such as Karastan, Bigelow, Lees, Pergo, Mannington, and Armstrong just to mention a few. We invite you to visit our showroom and let our professional staff answer any questions you may have about flooring.

BARB-LIN CARPET ONE 640 North Main Street • Doylestown, PA

215-348-8116 Barb-lin.com

T

he Southern Company is the expert in bringing new life to old patio and pool furniture. In the past 30 years, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners extend the life of their furniture and save money by restoring instead of replacing. Even expensive high end outdoor furniture will eventually show signs of age. Normal wear, Mother Nature, and chemicals cause furniture to fade, rip, and discolor. The Southern Company does sling replacement, strap replacement, powder coating, sandblasting, wrought iron replacing and welding and frame repair.

SOUTHERN COMPANY 2330 Wyandotte Road • Willow Grove, PA

215-659-8929 Thesouthernco.net Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

31


Home F

ROLF SCHROEDER GENERAL CONTRACTORS 215-672-0829 Rolfschroedergc.com

or over 30 plus years, Rolf Schroeder General Contractors, Inc. has provided award winning construction that offers the design and the building aspect needed for successfully managing and completing any remodel project in Bucks County and Montgomery County. We offer the knowledge and expertise to handle any remodel project, while specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, and custom home remodeling.

M

MASTROIENI FURNITURE 1113 Bethlehem Pike • Montgomeryville, PA 215-643-6372 Mastroienifurniture.com

32

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

astroieni & Sons has something for every room in the house, from the bedroom and family room, to the dining room, living room, home theater and home office. In addition to a commission and pressure free atmosphere, Mastroieni’s has a great mix of top name furnishings and accessories. “There’s great family pride in our name,” says Nick Mastroieni, who believes their family focus retains a superior customer service philosophy. Our staff has always carried this tradition of service to our customers, which is why we continue to be in business to this day.


& Garden T

he offerings of Bella Flooring are extensive and include tile, hardwood, carpet, vinyl, linoleum LVT, bathroom and kitchen floors and backsplashes and accent walls. They have a showroom with samples and offer design assistance and installation. Bella offers a wide range of materials and pricing to fit every need. The staff at Bella will help you make your project a smooth process from start to finish. Come visit our 12.000 square feet showroom.

BELLA FLOORING, LLC 6907 Easton Road, Pipersville, PA 215-766-1660 Bellaflooringllc.com

Y

ear-round comfort. Service. Value. Security. Convenience. You can have it all with Harris Comfort. For over 50 years and four generations, the Harris family has been providing the region with top quality fuel oil, along with expert residential and commercial heating, cooling, and backup generator installations. With every piece of equipment, every drop of fuel, we also deliver unyielding dedication to full service, personal attention and your total comfort.

HARRIS COMFORT 215-788-4596 215-968-7477 Harriscomfort.com

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

33


Home B

BUCKS COUNTRY GARDENS 1057 N. Easton Rd., • Doylestown, PA 215-766-7800 Buckscountrygardens.com

ucks Country Gardens is a nationally recognized award winning home, garden and landscape center. In addition to greenhouse, nursery and lawn and garden departments, you’ll find patio furniture, boutique, home dècor and a seasonal Christmas shop featured at the garden center in Plumstead Township. The Landscape Design/Build Division installs projects throughout the Delaware and Lehigh Valley areas and is proud to be the Bucks County retailer for Walpole Outdoors®.

P

iazza on the Square offers services anywhere from local art, found in "The Art of It,” to rental space for any occasion, found in "The Uptown." These spaces, along with several other retail shops, restaurants, and a dance studio, provide wonderful spaces to celebrate events as well as create and share memories with loved ones.

PIAZZA ON THE SQUARE 745 Greenwood Ave., • Jenkintown, PA 844-329-8971 Piazzaonthesquare.com

34

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


& Garden F

rom custom homes and remodeling to millwork and commercial renovations, there is distinctive American character in everything we build. We place significant emphasis on quality control from start to finish and we refuse to cut corners — every detail of every project has the unique touch of our craftsmen. Each carpenter, mason, plumber or electrician who works with us has dedicated significant time and effort to the perfection of their individual craft.

J.R. MAXWELL BUILDERS, INC. Doylestown, PA 215-345-1953 JRMaxwellBuilders.com

A

ir quality is a growing concern today. The indoor air quality of your home is more compromised than the air outside the home. The EPA says that there can be over 600,000 particles of junk in a single cubic foot of air. This main source of junk is dust. Give C&C Heating and Air Conditioning a call regarding the air quality of your home.

C & C HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING 800 Hagey Road • Souderton, PA 215-799-0515 CC-havac.com

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

35


Home D

aryle Ricco is not only involved in the development phase of every project, but is also onsite and overseeing the quality of perfomance in the field. This and our commitment to utilizing the best quality craftsmen–makes our customer experience exceptional. In addition we offer commercial construction and remodeling.

RICCO BUILDING GROUP Doylestown, PA 215-778-2655 Riccobuilders.com

S

STAR LAWNMOWER 2204 York Road • Jamison, PA 215-343-1650 Norristown, PA 610-277-1840 Starlawnmower.com 36

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

tar Lawnmower began business in 1897. Before the internal combustion engine was used on lawnmowers, we sharpened and serviced horse drawn and people powered reel mowers that maintained estates and parks in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. We primarily serve Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties with two stores. Our main store is located in Jamison, Bucks County and our second store is located in Norristown, Montgomery County. We carry a large selection of equipment by companies like Honda Power Equipment, Cub Cadet, Exmark, Toro, Ariens, Echo, Scag, Red-Max, and Stihl.


& Garden L

ocated on Bristol Pike in Bensalem, PA, Eddington Supply LLC has been in the business of providing the best masonry and hardscaping since 1949. Eddington Supply LLC is the right choice when it comes to getting the supplies you need for your projects. Since our inception in 1949 we have provided all types of tools and supplies needed for every project you can imagine. Our knowledgeable staff will assist you with all the materials you need to do your job at a comfortable price.

EDDINGTON SUPPLY, LLC 2734 Bristol Pike • Bensalem, PA 215-639-0990 Eddingtonsupplyllc.com

C

ome home to the Park at Westminster and Warrington Crossings, two lovely apartment communities located in Warrington, PA. Owned and managed by Lindy Communities, these award-winning properties offer residents a great lifestyle without the hassle of home ownership woes. Beautiful landscaping and rolling greens provide a relaxing environment for ultimate stress-free living. We offer designer kitchens with gorgeous granite options. Amenities at both communities include a free pool, fitness center, spacious floor plans with ample closet space, and a number of monthly activities.

PARK AT WESTMINSTER & WARRINGTON CROSSINGS 600 Valley Road, #A15 • Warrington, PA • 215-343-3324 Comehometolindy.com Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

37


38

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


Bonsai in Bucks BY BOB WAITE

Photos: Melissa Kutalek

Chase and Solita Rosade of Rosade Studios in New Hope have played a major part in the international resurgence of this Japanese art form

O

n my way to meeting Chase Rosade I imagine someone who is mystical or who would ask strange questions like, “What is the sound of one hand clapping.� I drive up the long curly driveway that takes you from Ely Road to Rosade Bonsai Studio. It is narrow and wooded. The property is lovely. I come to his home and in a short distance from the home is the studio. Chase comes out to meet me and I am surprised and relieved that he was so normal, what I like to call a regular guy. The regular guy persona, however, can fool. He along with his lovely wife Solita are anything but Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

39


Above, Chase is getting ready to prune one of his bonsai trees that are inside his home. Opposite, an coniferous bonsai tree in the garden behind the Rosades’ house.

ordinary. They are internationally known bonsai artists, whose expertise is sought by aspiring students who come from all over the world to see what they can learn from this creative couple. “Bonsai means planted in a container,” Chase says. This translation tells us lots about the art, yet it is much more. Chase, himself a graduate from Delaware Valley University in ornamental horticulture, did not know much about bonsai until he traveled around the world for two years during the ’60s. “I ended up in Nara, Japan and studied with a bonsai artist for a year.” The bonsai tree developer and grower’s name was Kyozo Yoshida. “When I got back,” Chase says, “I got a job in this area.” During this period he began to teach bonsai and give lectures part time, but he wanted to do full time. Bonsai is Chase’s life. In 1970 Chase he opened the Rosade Bonsai Studio in Bucks County,

40

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

Pennsylvania. His home and studio on Ely Road in New Hope is a perfect place for his art, and it serves as a perfect facility to give classes. Since then he has served as president and board member of several national and international bonsai organizations. Chase is a founding member of the National Bonsai Foundation, which houses the largest U.S. collection of bonsai in Washington, D.C. Chase has been fortunate to continue his travels, both domestic and international. He is frequently invited to various locales throughout the world to be a teacher, lecturer, and judge. One of his trips Chase met Solita at a conference in England. Solita, educated in the United States, Spain and Switzerland is originally from Colombia. Her first bonsai class was taken in Cali in 1984 but since has been fortunate to have studied with world known bonsai masters. While in Colombia, she not only maintained her personal collection, but cared for a number of extensive col-


lections, as well as teaching the art of bonsai to young and old. In 1990 she co-authored a bonsai manual in Spanish entitled The Essential in Bonsai. Solita has served in a number of bonsai positions, she is past President of the Association Vallecaucana de Bonsai, s Chairman Emeritus of the World Bonsai Friendship Federation (WBFF), is a Past President of Bonsai Clubs International (BCI). She is founding Chairman of the Latin American Bonsai Federation

42

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

(FELAB) among other positions. Her credentials have taken her all around the world as a guest at International Bonsai Conventions and Events in Asia, Europe, India, South Africa, New Zealand, United States, Canada and several countries in Latin America. Bonsai trees can be very old, 50 even a hundred years old. Some of the trees I am looking at are at least 50 years old. The fact that they stay small and have aesthetically pleasing shapes is due to the skill of the bon-


sai artist. In the studio are many containers that can be used for the new or replanted bonsai tree. Chase says, “the shallow container is kind of like a frame to a picture.� I can see that. The beautiful shapes are enhanced by the interesting containers that they are planted in. The shallow container also plays an important role in keeping the plant small. The other thing is pruning. The pruning of bonsai trees is something that goes on continuously to keep the shape that

Opposite, bonsai trees can be made from almost any variety of tree. From red maples to fir and everything in between is used. The leaves are on scale with the rest of the tree, however flowers and fruit become the same size they would be on a fully grown tree. Above, the Rosades’ cat guards a bonsai tree that will soon be brought inside for the winter.

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

43


Top left, a distinguished gentleman holds one of the Rosades’ creations. Bottom, bonsai containers on shelf in the studio. Right, a good sized coniferous bonsai in the garden behind Chase and Solita’s house.

44

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

the artist is trying to achieve and to keep it from getting too big. Chase showing me a flowering tree that is not in bloom says, “The leaves or needles on the bonsai tree are small but flowers and fruit are always the same size they would be on a large tree.” Repotting and changing soil needs to be done along with the regular regimen of pruning and trimming. “It is important to keep the tree healthy,” Chase says.


Teaching is important to both Chase and Solita. Students come at all levels. Some take classes and some actually stay as apprentice artists. The Rosades have had several foreign students live with them and they both love to see their students go on to being artists themselves and teaching others. The garden has bonsai on display in the spring, summer and fall, both for viewing and for sale. Visiting the Rosade Studio is by appointment only. The Rosade Studio is

located on 6912 Ely Road, New Hope, PA. To schedule an appointment to visit the studio and garden or for information about scheduled events and classes call 267 7142011 or 215-862-5925 or visit www.rosadebonsai.com. BOB WAITE IS EDITOR OF BUCKS COUNTY MAGAZINE AND MONTCO HOMES, GARDENS & LIFESTYLE.

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

45


Matt Wagner, Casey Thompson, and John P. Wolstenholme of Wolstenholme Associates, LLC.

Luxury Architects Boutique architect firm Wolstenholme Associates, LLC shares three special Bucks County projects that honor the past while building the future

B

By Mary Beth Schwartz

UCKS COUNTY IS KNOWN FOR ITS VILLAGES lined with boutiques. Sophisticated clientele travel to the area for this upscale merchandise. Bucks County also is home to small investment boutiques that cater to specialized clients. One such business is the architectural and engineering company Wolstenholme Associates, LLC. The Doylestown firm was founded in March of 2005 by Principal John P. Wolstenholme, AIA, LEED AP. Serving Berks, Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery counties, along with New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland, the architects at Wolstenholme Associates, LLC are dedicated to individualized service to clients while sticking to deadlines and budgets. They

46

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


Photos courtesy of Wolstenholme Associates, LLC.

Nathan James Plaza Building, Doylestown, PA

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

00


In 2015, Wolstenholme Associates, LLC

received

the

Doylestown

Borough Stewardship Award for their

work on the Nathan James Plaza

Building. Located at 108 North Main Street in Doylestown, this building was in disrepair for years.

48

have gone as far north as New York City, and as far south as Vero Beach, Florida. Their products include custom residential, commercial and light industrial facilities, telecommunications, and adaptive reuse of historic structures. You might have seen their projects on the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce’s Excellence in Design Tour or the Bucks County Audubon Society’s Barns of Distinction Tour. Wolstenholme Associates, LLC also has received awards from The Intelligencer—Best of 2015, One of the Best 2014, as well as several bests from Houzz. They have Best of Houzz Design awards from 2014-2016, as well as Best of Houzz Service for 2016. “Our most successful projects were with the involved homeowners who were just as passionate about great design as we are. Typically,

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

49


Trunnel Hyll, Jericho Mountain District

it is those clients that allow us to explore greatly varied design options before deciding on a final design by bouncing ideas off each other and deciding what’s most appropriate for the design objective,” Wolstenholme says. “We take a collaborative approach with each design project. There is close interaction between our inhouse design team, homeowners, quality

50

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

builders, interior designers, and outside consultants. This ensures a more creative and unique design which ultimately better reflects the clients’ interests and the way they live.” In 2015, Wolstenholme Associates, LLC received the Doylestown Borough Stewardship Award for their work on the Nathan James Plaza Building. Located at


108 North Main Street in Doylestown, this building was in disrepair for years. John Wolstenholme wanted to restore the building in tune with historic preservation in some areas while modernizing others. “We developed a plan to renovate the building relative to the extent of the needed repairs, which influenced a design model of historic preservation to transitional to modern.”

Three floors of the historic building were restored. On the first floor, layers of flooring were stripped to reveal hard maple floors. The wood wainscoting and wood paneled ceiling were restored by John’s sister Karen. The cracked plaster walls were replaced with modern mortar and given a fresh coat of paint. On the second floor, a transitional design included the restoration Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

51


Trunnel Hyll in

Jericho Mountain

District fused history

and technology. The

original log cabin was built in 1820 for use

as a wedding chapel. Resawn pine hard-

wood floors in the

main living area were reclaimed from the

trees removed during construction.

52

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

00


00

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


of windows and doors. On the third floor, a modern design was implemented. “The apartment designed for my brother Jim featured an open loft with a bathroom sans doors, a large eight-foot diameter high efficiency fan to reduce cooling load, and complete spray foam insulation in all walls and ceiling. The turret now houses a wine attic with a repurposed “door to the past” to complement the modern kitchen.” According to Wolstenholme, the building now features such modern conveniences as zoned systems; new plumbing and wiring, including provisions for a full building back-up generator and Cat 6 wiring to

anticipate future smart building technologies; and building automation technology, which wirelessly controls lighting and window treatments. Over in the Jericho Mountain District, Wolstenholme Associates, LLC worked with Worthington & Shagen Custom builders to create Trunnel Hyll. This project fused history with technology. Situated on seven acres of scenic woodlands, this project included a main barn (1850s1860s) which was relocated from Berks County, and a 1820 log cabin relocated from Russell County, Virginia. The log cabin was first built by a preacher for use as Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

55


00

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


a wedding chapel. According to Wolstenholme, sustainability was important for this property. Resawn pine hardwood floors in the main living area were reclaimed from the trees removed during construction. Resawn ash was used for the master bedroom floors from trees removed during construction. The home’s location on the site was selected to reduce the overall number of trees to be removed for construction of the home. Elements of the barn, such as the roof and walls, were designed to stop thermal bridging. Reclaimed barn wood siding covers

the exterior walls. Cedar shakes were selected for the roof for their natural look, as well as longevity. A geothermal system was installed for heating and cooling. “The design engineer expects average heating, cooling, and electrical costs to be under $235 while occupied.” Another Bucks County project for Wolstenholme Associates, LLC was named Elysium. “This adaptive reuse project combined an existing concrete masonry garage and the relocation of a historic barn, circa 1885, which was relocated from the location of the new Our Lady of Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

57


Elysium Cira 1885 Barn

Guadalupe Church in Buckingham Township. The barn, which forms the framework for the main residence, was reconstructed using the original timber frame structure and now includes a residential elevator, a large living and dining area that opens to the underside of the new light monitor, NanaWall folding glass door systems, and a third floor media loft.” Wolstenholme adds that the existing garage was transformed into a gym and a three-car garage. “The garage’s second floor has become the master suite with separate access and a private Ipe wood deck

58

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

and gas fire pit. Connecting the garage building to the main residence is a second floor pedestrian bridge/reading library with large windows that showcase bucolic views to the south. The juxtaposition of the two main forms of the home create a private courtyard for outdoor living, allowing the homeowner to relax by the in-ground pool and enjoy long distant meadow views in peaceful solitude.” To create Elysium, the team at Wolstenholme Associates, LLC used high efficiency and sustainable materials to create a residence that is both comfy and cost


Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

00


00

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


The barn, which forms the framework for the main residence, was reconstructed

using the original timber frame structure and now includes a residential elevator, a

large living and dining area that opens to the underside of the new light monitor, NanaWall folding glass door systems, and a third floor media loft.

efficient. “Structural insulated panels and HardiePlank siding wrap the existing barn structure, hydro coil and hydronic radiant heating warm the lower and upper floors, and the barn wood siding was reused for portions of the garage and the silo, as well as for some of the interior siding and trim. In addition, the existing threshing floors were refinished and used for the hardwood

floors and large windows were strategically placed to create a passive solar home, limiting the need for artificial lighting and reducing electricity dependence. A light monitor was also introduced to create a natural stack effect to draw hot air out during the summer, thus reducing cooling requirements.� Whether you envision a loft style Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

61


62

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


apartment in a historic home, paradise on earth, or a wooden peg frame on a hill, Wolstenholme Associates, LLC is ready to start the design process with you. You can visit them online on Facebook, Houzz, or www.wolstenholmeassoc.com. Their email address is info@wolstenholmeassoc.com.

The physical address for the company is 108 North Main Street, Suite 200, Doylestown, PA 18901. If you prefer to call, their phone number is 215-701-3065. MARY BETH SCHWARTZ IS A FREELANCE WRITER

WHO FREQUENTLY CONTRIBUTES TO REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS.

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

63


19g 1 Today’s basements are way beyond the dark space with Dad’s workshop, Mom’s laundry space, and storage for holiday decor BY MARY BETH SCHWARTZ



ou long for that much needed extra space in your home, but you just don’t have the extra green to put on an expensive addition. For much less, you can tap into the underground space in your home with a basement makeover. Modern basements now include wine cellars with cozy tasting spaces, game rooms, family rooms, man caves, custom home theaters, home offices, play rooms for the kiddies, home gyms, dry/wet bar areas, bedrooms, bathrooms, even closets. To make over your basement properly takes the work

64

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


15 5 1 55

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

65


of a concerted effort between the architect and the builder. Custom Carpenter Justin Simonet of Justin’s Carpentry & Home Improvements LLC and Susan M. Rochelle, AIA, Architect offer helpful information to homeowners thinking about basement makeovers. According to Justin Simonet, there are two steps to consider in basement renovations. Step one is to determine if you have a water/moisture problem. A mild case of water intrusion will show on the walls. This is called efflorescence, which is the migration of a salt to the surface of a porous material, where it forms a coating. This can be treated inexpensively using a brush cleaning and a masonry paint like UGL Drylok. If your water problem is more prominent like standing water on the slab floor or pouring through the walls with a heavy rain storm, dramatic basement waterproofing is required. This can be achieved by a reputable basement waterproofing contractor installing a French drain piping system, dimple board, and sump pump. “After these steps are taken, I usually inform my clients to wait at least a year before finishing the space. This way you can be certain the waterproofing has worked and your new space will be dry and unharmed by moisture for years to come.” tep two to your basement remodel, Simonet says, is to find a reputable design/build contractor and/or architect. The professional will know the latest in basement technology. For instance,

 66

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

according to Simonet, basement partition wall framing has moved from wood to steel stud construction. The environment in a basement tends to have more moisture than the first or second floor of the home. Mold is less of a problem on a steel frame versus wood. The only disadvantage of using steel versus wood is that the electrical wires need a plastic insert or insulator through every stud or steel penetration


that they cross. If you have the budget, go for the under tile floor heating. He says that it can be costly, but money well spent, especially on a slab floor. In addition, Simonet always uses a drywall contractor to hang and finish the drywall. “I highly recommend this step being left to a professional. The spackle work is an art and a bad job will reflect in the finished product and haunt you forever.

Remember that a finished basement will add much needed space to your growing family and great resale value to any home if done properly.� When it comes to planning basement makeovers, Susan M. Rochelle, AIA, Architect offers homeowners six important tips. One, if you can get the laundry room out of the basement, go for it. Two, consider Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

67


putting a bathroom in the basement, especially if the redesigned space will be used often. Three, have the ductwork rerouted to the perimeter of the room so that the central area of the basement is higher. Four, you will need a safe way of existing the basement in the event of an emergency. The new design should include such elements as French doors, sliding glass doors, a large window, or a large area well. Five, think of having your finished basement be open to grade. You can have sliding doors that walk right out to the backyard. This way, when you are in the basement, you do not feel as much that you are in the basement. If you home does not naturally have the grade, retaining walls can be installed on either side of the doors so that you can walk out and get to grade. Six, if you have the green to build a new home and want to have a family room in your basement, plan on a deeper basement than normal. This takes care of the ductwork issue right away. ochelle has quite a portfolio of basement makeovers. Her clients have requested custom home theaters with theater seating and giant screens, wine cellars with cozy tasting areas, and man caves. “We put a beautiful bar in one space with a wood stove. The homeowner was a hunter and had all of his trophies displayed on the walls. Another part of the space included a game room where we had a pool table, darts, and ping pong. He could walk outside and enjoy a cigar.� One client requested a complete basement overhaul complete

 68

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

with a wine cellar/tasting area, exercise room, home office, and billiards room. There was a wet bar where guests could fill a glass of wine or get a drink as opposed to having a bartender setup. Another homeowner wanted a finished basement for the ladies. The client installed a built-in swimming pool with retain-


5 851 5

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

69


95 51

70

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


ing walls adjacent to sliding glass doors. From the pool, you go into the basement to find a very upscale locker room. The basement includes two changing rooms, a shower, and an exercise room with painted wood. Rochelle’s most memorable basement makeover was a truly livable space. The design list included bedrooms with fireplaces, a sitting

area, a bathroom, a sleeping room, a full bar, a movie theater, a gorgeous wine cellar, and a card room. There even was a large room with a fireplace where the homeowner often entertained. It had enough room to accommodate a guest band. When it comes to decor in your new basement space, Better Homes and Gardens offers some creative additions. Add some windows to your space. They will bring in natural light and add charm. Window treatments can be added to frame the windows. For your standard concrete walls, add some thought provoking art. To create functional spaces, you can add built-in dividers. Some ideas include bookshelves, unique shelving, storage cabinets, or a custom cabinet. Add some wainscoting to your basement. This could be a ledge for accent pieces or texture on walls. Last but not least, you can dress up the load bearing poles in the basement to match the style of your new room. So forget the horrid paneling, Styrofoam looking suspended ceilings, and orange shag carpeting—that is ancient history. Today’s basements should flow with the home’s design. Whether you want a family room area, cozy reading nook, or a modern guest suite with a deep fireplace, there are so many possibilities for your new basement space. For more information from Justin Simonet of Justin’s Carpentry & Home Improvements LLC, you can visit Facebook and Houzz. For Susan M. Rochelle, AIA, Architect, log onto www.susanrochellearchitect.com. MARY BETH SCHWARTZ

IS A FREELANCE WRITER

WHO FREQUENTLY CONTRIBUTES TO REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS.

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

71


HOME Furnishings

Bucks County has historic stone farmhouses, Colonial, Victorian, mansions, reproductions and many other types and styles of homes. And the Hendrixson family started with a vision of furnishing these homes in 1965. Over the years they have realized this dream by seeking out the very best furniture of the manufacturers they represent and also in the quality of the design services they offer.

Above, a Live Edge dining room table and chairs. Opposite, Theodore Alexander cabinetmaker living room furniture.

72

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


74

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


Opposite, a Kindel dining table. Top chest of drawers is manufactured by Chaddock. Below, a regal looking dresser by Century Furniture.

Hendrixson’s Furniture is located on Route 263, Furlong, PA; 215.794.7325; www.hendrixsonsfur niture.com

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

75


Art

Frances Powderly

From tiny paintings to small paintings to almost big paintings, Frances Powderly keeps trying different things • by Bob Waite

F

rances Powderly has not been painting that long. She says, “I’ve only been painting fourteen, fifteen years. And it’s all because of eBay.” This caught my attention. Of all things that would inspire a person to paint, eBay? Yes, she says, “I was on eBay looking for some miniature tea sets. I collect everything.” So she explains, “While I was browsing, I came across these little dollhouse size paintings that a wonderful artist put up on eBay. Frances shows me a miniature painting that she did.” The painting she shows me is about 2 ½ by 2 ½ inches. As if she is reading my mind, she says, “Smaller.” Hers were only about ½ by ½ of an

78

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


inch. There were landscapes and animals— they were all different in subject matter, so I looked and I looked and said, ‘I wonder if I can do this’ because I never painted anything so tiny.’” Miniature paintings became an artistic obsession for Frances, who hadn’t painted for a long time before she saw those paintings. “I have really no formal training in painting, even though I went to art school,” she tells me. She explains that she went to Moore College of Art in Philadelphia to study textile design. Growing up Frances had art lessons and classes in high school. “I liked art. I always drew.” The teachers noticed that Fran excelled in art. She also took lessons when she was in junior high. In college her art classes were mainly textile design, although she learned art history too. Family difficulties prevented her from doing textile design. One important artistic influence in her life was her Aunt Virginia who was an incredible painter and although she gave it up when she married, her home was full of her paintings and she gave Frances drawing lessons when she was a child. “We did a lot of things together like painting wall murals, making Christmas ornaments. We made candy Easter eggs one year.” When Frances saw these miniature paintings on eBay she wanted to try painting small. “As soon as I saw them I was questioning myself about whether I could do this or not. I found a nice photo in a magazine, potted plants. I copied it tiny and it was great.” She says. After her first painting Frances couldn’t stop. “I kept painting because I enjoyed it so

80

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

much.” She gave some to friends and then she took one to be framed at the Radcliffe Gallery in Lahaska. This was a framing shop and gallery that is no longer there, but it handled some very good painters at the time. “I took one in and asked to frame it and the owner had to figure a way to do it because she couldn’t cut a frame that small.” When Frances came back to pick up the framed painting, the owner asked if she had any more of the little miniatures. She said she was having a show. Frances recalls answering the owner, “Yeah, I have a whole bunch. I’ve got about sixty of them.” The owner said, “You can do a little section on the wall, and we’ll frame them and you can be the miniature painter.” Frances said, “Well ok.” Frances says, “They were selling. People were buying them. But then my husband started saying to me, ‘They’re not real paintings. You’ve got to paint bigger. These are fun and everything but to be a real painter, you have to paint something of some size.’ And I ignored him, kept doing what I was doing. And gradually I did get bigger and bigger and bigger until now. I think the largest one I’ve ever done has been an 18 by 20-inch painting.” Parenthetically she says, “But I still like to paint small.” As I look at some of her work at the Canal Frame Crafts Gallery in Washington Crossing, I notice a small six by six-inch painting. She says, ““To me that’s huge!” Painting small paintings has its difficulties, such as painting to scale, but there are advantages too. She says, “But also when you shrink it down like that you do away with a lot of the other details. You know, the larger you get the more detail you have to add.”


335 South335 York Road South York Road Hatboro, PA Hatboro, PA 215-672-4100 215-672-4100 Rt. 29 & Little Rd. Zieglerville, PA 610-287-9643

2555 Pottstown Pottstown, PA 484-985-8021 221 Boot Rd. Downingtown, PA 215-873-2001


Talking about what it’s like to be raised in a family of builders, Frances explains that when she got married she and her husband bought a house in Gwynedd that they built an addition on it right away and in a year found an old house in New Hope to work on. Now she has another Bucks County home. And because of her love of building her paintings are most often landscapes that show a structure like a house, barn or outbuilding. She hopes to make a studio in her current home but now paints at the dining room table. Frances Powderly paints with acrylics. “I am going to try oils,” she says. “I do acrylic because that’s what I learned to use in college At that time, in the early ’70s, acrylics were new and all my teachers were just. ‘Oh, this is just something new and wonderful.’ And that’s what they kind of pushed us to paint with. In textile design you need paint that dries quickly.” There are advantages and disadvantages to using acrylics. One of the disadvantages is that they do dry very quickly. “You can’t get that real soft blending of colors like you can with oil. It’s more hard edges I would say. It’s very difficult to blend. You have to get a lot of paint on the canvas and work fast.” Oil, of course, also has its disadvantages. She says, “You see with acrylics if you make a mistake or there is something you want to change, you can do it immediately because the paint dries in a minute, so there’s no waiting. You just sit down and you go.” Although Frances has tried painting plein air, she finds it too distracting. “There’s too much going on outside. There birds flying, squirrels running. I can concentrate more

82

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

easily inside.” She takes lots of photos. “Every year I go on the garden tour. I go on the barn tour. I go to the designer house. I do enjoy the tours because I get to see properties that I wouldn’t normally get to see. I love houses. I love old building. I can actually get lost just looking at a stone wall.” Although painting small is fun and what got her into painting to begin with, Frances’ goals as a painter is to paint bigger and, of course, to keep trying different things, including the use of oils. Frances, who paints on Gesso board rather than canvas, doesn’t paint every day. But when she does paint, she says, “I put everything else on hold. I can go for several months before I get the bug, and then I’ll paint a lot. I paint in spurts. My time is completely dedicated to my painting.” During these periods she will produce numerous paintings. “It takes such intense concentration and focus that I don’t think about anything else and don’t worry about anything. I am totally in the moment. It’s very good for my brain when I paint.” Although Frances is fond of the New Hope School of Pennsylvania Impressionists, she paints in a realistic style. She likes being very tight and detailed, even though her miniature paintings are so small. She is in the Tinicum Arts Show every year and exhibits at Canal Frame Crafts-Gallery, 1093 General Greene Road. Washington Crossing, PA 18977. To find out more about Frances Powderly’s painting and other artists who exhibit at Canal Frame-Crafts Gallery, call 215-493-3660 or visit www.canalframe.com. BOB WAITE IS EDITOR OF BUCKS COUNTY MAGAZINE

AND MONTCO HOMES, GARDENS & LIFESTYLE.


F amily il Owned O d and dO Operat ed Celebrating 90 Years e iin Business

Mastroieni Familyy Celebrates Fourr Generations of Fine Furniture 210/.-,+*,0,*0)(',21(*,/1(,*0)(,+-,&0-/%$+(*+#,/1(%(.-,"!, (0%-,0*,,(*(%0/+$*-,$,*(,%*+/%(, ((%+(*(,,1%$1$/,/1(,0%(0#,&0-/%$+(*+,%*+/%(,10-,((*,%$++*,1+0(1+0*-,+/1,/1(, %*+/%(,/1( ,0*/#,*$/,-/,10/.-,+*,/1(,-1$%$$) 1(,&0-/%$+(*+,0)+ ,/0 (-,%+(,+*,+/-,$))+--+$*,%((,0/)$-1(%(, 2(,-(+0+ (,+*,-/$)(%, %(0/+$*-1+-# ,-0 -,0%% ,&0-/%$+(*+#,/1(,$//.-,$$*(%,0*,$(%0/$%, 2(,)0 ,-(,%*+/%(,/, /1(,($(,0%(, +*,/1(,-(%+(,/10/,$)(-,+/1,+/,0*#,/+)0/( #,/1(+%,(0(,$,)+*

0%(*(,&0-/%$+(*+,%#,$+* , *$*,0-, 1+(.#, *$-,/10/,0)+ ,+-,/1(, ( ,/$,-(--,, .1(%(,+-,%(0/,0)+ ,%+(,+*,$%,*0)(# ,-0 -,0%% ,%#,1$,(+((-,/1(,0)+ ,$-,%(/0+*-,0, -(%+$%,-/$)(%,-(%+(,1+$-$1 , %,-/0,10-,00 -,0%%+(,$*,/1+-,/%0+/+$*,$,-(%+(,/$, $%,-/$)(%-#,1+1,+-,1 ,(,$*/+*(,/$,(,+*,-+*(--,/$0  ,$*./,(+((,/1()',/$, , &0-/%$+(*+,%*+/%(,0*,-((,$%, $%-(

1113 Bethlehem Pike Montgomeryville, PA 18036 215-643-6372

mon/wed/fri 10 to 8:00 tues/thurs/sat 10 to 5:00 sun 12 to 5:00

www.mastroienifurniture.com


Home & Garden Resource Directory ANTIQUES Aniques at 200 East & East Broad Antiques, Quakertown, PA; 215-536-4547. 200 East Broad St., 215-536-4547. 141 East Broad St., 215-536-4408. Quakertown, PA; www.200EastBroadAntiques.com. Two unique, multi-dealer antique shops, just steps apart, located at the intersection of Routes 212 and 313 in the quaint, Antique District of Quakertown, PA. Operating since 2005, these two fine quality antique shops offer everything from Vintage Clothing, to Estate Jewelry; Country Chic to Primitive Furniture; Architectural Hardware; Collectibles; Trains; Frames & Artwork, Antique Clocks (with warranty), Textiles, and much more. APPLIANCES Bill Vandegrift, Inc., 450 East Butler Ave., New Britain PA; 215-345-5616. www.billvandegrift.com. Bill Vandegrift Inc.—the only one you need to call. Let our knowledgeable staff and 60 years of experience help you choose the right appliance for your needs. We’re just a phone call away. AWNINGS JMT Awnings, 215-659-5239; www.jmtawnings.com. For over 20 years JMT Awnings has provided customers with a beautiful, custom-built

Perfecta retractable awning with the quality, reliability and experience they deserve. The possibilities are endless from sunrise to sunset. Paul’s Construction & Awnings, Schwenksville, PA; 610-287-1623; www.awningsdeckpatios.com. For over 20 years Paul has been designing and building custom Ipe’ Hardwood, Trex, and Cedar Decks along with full outdoor kitchens, custom awnings along with Travertine and EP Henry paver patios, Post and Beam additions and much more. Paul’s emphasis on uniqueness, beauty and functionality are a standard all on its own. BLOCK AND CONCRETE Eddington Supply LLC, 2734 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA; 215-639-0990; www.eddingtonsupply.com. Located in Bensalem, Eddington Supply LLC has been in the business of providing the best masonry and hardscaping since 1949. They provide delivery services at the convenience of our customers. We deliver both quality and value by making outstanding hardscaping. CUSTOM BUILDERS Gemmi Construction Inc., 4936 York Road, Suite 1200 Buckingham, PA; 215-340-4600. www.gemmiconstruction.com. Gemmi Construction, Inc. is a full service, remodeling firm, specializing in Custom Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

85


Renovations and additions founded by NARI Certified Remodeler, John Gemmi. With over 20 years experience, John’ s skill and pride in his craft are building elegant and comfortable living spaces all over Bucks and Montgomery counties that will be as appreciated in a century as they are today. J. R. Maxwell Builders, Inc., Doylestown, PA; 215-345-1953; wwwJRMaxwellBuilders.com. From façades and kitchen cabinets to built-ins, there is distinctive American character in everything we build. We place significant emphasis on quality control from start to finish and we refuse to cut corners—every detail of every project has the unique touch of our craftsmen. Ricco Building Group, Doylestown, PA; 215-778-2655; www.riccobuilders.com A full-service custom renovation builder that specialize in delivering innovative

solutions, elegant craftsmanship, impeccable service and meticulous attention to detail. kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. Also the enhancements of both Interior and Exterior. Rolf Schroeder General Contractors, Inc., 1979 Stout Drive Suite #1, Ivyland, PA; 215672-0829; www.rolfschroedergc.com. An Award Winning Construction Firm that offers the Design & the Building aspect needed for successfully managing and completing any remodeling project. In over the last 30 plus years, the Company has been built around professionalism, reputation, integrity, dedication, and experience. EVENT PLANNING Uptown at the Piazza on the Square, 309 Old York Road, Jenkintown, PA; 215-935-6948;

Home bathroom sinks, facets, soakers & whirlpools VISIT OUR OVER

3,000 SQUARE

FOOT SHOWROOM FEATURING THE FINEST IN

DECORATIVE

HARDWARE AND PLUMBING.

Come visit or contact us today! 609.883.5353

homehardwaredesigns.net

192-196 Scotch Road Glen Roc Shopping Center • West Trenton, NJ

86

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017


www.piazzaonthesquare.com. Uptown at Piazza On The Square provides a beautifully appointed space with a refreshment bar, stage area, restrooms, and flexible seating. Perfect for all kinds of special events from Sweet Sixteen Parties, Wedding Receptions, Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s, as well as corporate or non-profit organization meetings and special gatherings. The Uptown is located in the heart of Jenkintown adjacent to Marzano’s Restaurant with ample street and municipal parking. tionality are a standard all on its own. FIREPLACE Grates & Grills, Inc., 105 S. Main Street, Dublin, PA; 215-249-0182; www.gratesandgrills.com. Since 1975 Frank Rymdeika and family have been helping people stay warm and toasty with an extensive inventory of fireplace tools and

equipment. Also filling your barbecue needs with a huge array of gas and charcoal grills. A family business for your family needs. FLOOR COVERING Abram W. Bergey & Sons, Inc., Harleysville, PA; 215-256-8846; www.bergeyflooring.com. Offering flooring solutions for every project. Wall to wall carpeting, area rugs, vinyl flooring, luxury vinyl tiles & planks, hardwood, laminate, ceramic & porcelain tiles & natural stone laminate, Corian and Granite & Quartz Countertops too. Trust the Abram W. Bergey & Sons family to find the right flooring and countertop solution for you… with expert workmanship by their highly skilled installation team. Call today for a free in-home flooring consultation or visit our showroom.

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

87


Barb-Lin Carpet One, 640 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA; 215-348-8116; www.barb-lin.com. Family owned and operated, Barb-Lin Carpet One has been providing excellence in the floor covering business since 1948. Through the years, our quality and service are what the community has been able to depend on. We invite you to visit our showroom and let our professional staff answer any questions you may have about flooring. Bella Flooring, LLC, 6907 Easton Road, Pipersville, PA; 215-766-1660; www.bellaflooringllc.com. Bella Flooring offers a wide range of materials and pricing to fit every need. We help make every project a smooth process from start to finish. Come visit our 12,000 square feet showroom where you will find tile, carpeting, hardwood, vinyl, lineoleum and more.

88

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

Holland Floor Covering, 35 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA; 215-357-0909; www.hollandfloor.com. Family owned and operated for over 40 years. Carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile. Excellent service, reasonable prices. Free estimates. Let us show you how beautiful your home can be with new flooring. FURNITURE Hendrixson’s Furniture for Distinctive Homes, Route 263, Furlong, PA; 215-7947325; www.hendrixsonsfurniture.com. Hendrixson’s Furniture has been helping homeowners create beautiful homes for over 40 years. We offer a variety of personalized services to make this possible. Our designers are happy to offer each of our customers a complimentary design consultation in our store or in your home. Each design plan begins by creating a floor layout


to establish guidelines in the selection of your furniture. By taking into account your personal tastes and the circumstances of your existing living space, our designers can help you to integrate the existing furniture you intend to keep, and develop the best aesthetic and functional plan for your room. Mastroieni Furniture, 1113 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA; 215-643-6372; www.mastroienifurniture.com Founded in 1926 by Nicola and Josephine Mastroieni. Mastroieni & Sons has something for every room in the house, from the bedroom and family room, to the dining room, living room, home theater and home office. In addition to a commission and pressure free atmosphere, Mastroieni’s has a great mix of top name furnishings and accessories. Our staff has always carried this tradition of service to our customers, which is why we continue to be

in business to this day. GARDEN CENTER Buckman’s Home & Garden, 1814 South Easton Rd., Doylestown, PA; 215-348-0877; www.buckmanshomeandgarden.com. Buckman's Home and Garden is a Bucks County tradition that has been family owned and operated for over 35 years. We are more than just a garden center. We have an extensive line of home and seasonal décor. In our boutique we carry a fabulous selection of scarves and jewelry including “Firefly”and “John Michaels Richardson”. We also stock a wide variety of plants and specialize in potscaping. From spring to winter we can help design your pots to look amazing all year long. week year round.

E ddington

Supply

Since 1949

Under New Management

Large display of E.P. Henry, Cambridge, CST and more. Also carrying sand, stone, mulch, topsoil, rock salt, coal, stucco, brick, cement, motar, tools and more. WE DELIVER.

2734 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, PA • 215.639.0990 • www. eddingtonsupplyllc.com Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

89


HEATING & COOLING C&C Heating & A/C, 800 Hagey Road, Souderton, PA; 215-799-0515; www.cc-hvac.com. C&C Heating & A/C Your Local Heating & Cooling Experts for over 40 years. Our company is family owned and operated since 1972. We custom design heating, cooling and home comfort systems with your comfort in mind. Our furnace and air conditioner service technicians are factory trained. They are equipped with the latest tools and skills to completely diagnose and repair any system. Their trucks are stocked with many repair parts to fix your system and restore your comfort. Harris Comfort, Bristol, PA; 215-788-4596; Newtown, PA; 215-968-7477; www.harriscomfort.com. At Harris Comfort, customer satisfaction is our

90

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

goal—that's why, when you send us your feedback, we listen! We've improved our online customer portal system so that customers can enjoy a seamless experience with easy-to-use, helpful features for convenience and comfort year round. IT Landes, 247 Main Street, Harleysville, PA; 215-256-4221; www.itlandes.com. When it comes to home heating, cooling, plumbing, and preventive maintenance needs, it’s important to have an HVAC partner that provides the highest quality of service and equipment at the most competitive prices. That’s why hundreds of homeowners in Bucks and Montgomery counties call IT Landes. As an employee-owned company with a team that has been serving this area for decades, we take pride in providing unbiased recommendations designed to meet every customers’ truly unique needs. For timely, reliable, trustworthy


service, choose IT Landes. HOME HARDWARE Home Hardware Designs LLC, 192-196 Scotch Road, Glen Rock Shopping Center, West Trenton, NJ; 609-883-5353; www.homehardwaredesigns.net Home Hardware Designs, LLC. offers highend architectural hardware for your home or business. We will show you the best in decorative hardware, manufactured by the best names in the business. Our 3000 square foot showroom will just amaze you with such companies as Baldwin Brass, Omnia, Bouvet, Ginger, Valli & Valli, and many more. Founded in 1999 by Leland Jones, our mission is to turn your house into the home you've always hoped it would be. What is your home's look? Modern? Deco? Traditional? Victorian? French Provencal? No matter. We

offer a variety of styles and options that will delight your senses. HOUSING Lindy Communities, Bucks County Leasing Center-Park at Westminster and Warrington Crossings, 600 Valley Road, #A-15, Warrington, PA 18976; www.comehometolindy.com. Lindy Communities, a family owned and operated business, offers apartment homes in all shapes and sizes to fit anyone's taste or budget. Park at Westminster and Warrington Crossings, located in Warrington, offer floor plans from Studios to 3-bedrooms, as well as flexible lease terms from 3 months to 1 year. The amenities and activities offered are un-matched! Fully renovated kitchens with designer finishes, beautiful landscaping and a community gar-

oling

Plumbing

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

91


den are just some of the features. INTERIOR DESIGN/LANDSCAPING Hearth & Hedgerow, Bucks County, PA; 2 15-536-6963; www.hearthandhedgerow.com. Whether your space is a humble abode, elegant estate or bustling business, Hearth & Hedgerow provides bespoke solutions for every need. From in-home color consultations to complete design and installation services, they can craft the ideal interior for you. Call us or visit us online to get started. KITCHENS Grande Finale Kitchen Cabinet Refinishing & Painting, 215-519-0188; www.grandefinaledesigns.com. Grande Finale, family owned and operated,

92

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

provides 100% custom kitchen painting and refinishing. Our hand applied 7 layer process of commercial faux products provides clients with the ability to reuse and renew their existing wood cabinets for a complete kitchen transformation. Our skill, expertise and product selection result in a factory like finish without having to undergo the expense and headache of purchasing and installing new cabinets while getting the look and feel of a new kitchen. Kitchen Magic, 866-929-7441; www.kitchenmagic.com. Since 1979 Kitchen Magic's team of experts have designed, manufactured, installed and refaced more than 50,000 beautiful kitchens. We offer Award Winning Kitchen Renovations including Cabinet Refacing, Custom Cabinetry and Luxury Countertops in Granite, Quartz


and durable Corian. All of our work is backed by a Lifetime of Homeownership Warranty.

rating and gift ideas. Our landscaping design services include container gardening, landscape lighting, hardscaping, ponds, and more.

Sweetbriar Cabinetry and Design Inc., 8329 Easton Rd., Ottsville, PA; 610-847-5851; www.sweetbriarcabinetry.com. Sweetbriar Cabinetry & Design, Inc. specializes in Kitchen and Bath design, as well as many other rooms in the home, including bars, libraries, outdoor kitchens, dressing rooms and home offices.

GL Designs, 1122 E. Welsh Road, Maple Glen, PA; 215-628-4079; www.gldesigns.net. Founded in 1979 as Gary's Landscape & Design, GLDesigns has created over 1000 projects for clients from Philadelphia to The Hamptons. We aim to check everything off the above list. For us there is nothing more rewarding than visiting a landscape years later, to see that it has stood the test of time.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE Bucks Country Gardens, 1057 N.Eason Rd., Doylestown, PA; 215-766-7800; www.buckscountrygardens.com. Bucks Country Gardens offers distinctive, high quality outdoor furniture and accessories, unusual trees, shrubs and ground covers, deco-

Walter’s Nursery, Inc., 152 River Road, Point Pleasant, PA; 215-297-5860; www.waltersnurseryinc.com. A third generation family run design-build landscaping firm. Walter’s Nursery specializes in the “Bucks County look.” In addition to plantings, we do walks, stonewalls, patios, gar-

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

93


den sheds, arbors, estate maintenance, and even holiday decorating. Call us for an appointment. LAWN EQUIPMENT Litttle’s, 3 Little Road, Perkiomenville, PA; 610-287-9643; www.relittle.com. In 1946, Robert E. Little and his brother-inlaw Joseph Gilberg founded Little’s in the Perkiomenville/Zieglerville area of southeastern Pennsylvania.We’re proud to sell and service John Deere equipment for commercial and residential customers. Our main goal is helping customers find the equipment they need to get the job done right and helping them keep that equipment running for years to come. Star Lawnmower Inc., 2204 York Road, Jamison, PA; 215-343-1650; www.starlawnmower.com. We are a family owned and operated business.

Antiques at 200 East 200 E. Broad St. 215.536.4547

We primarily serve Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery County with two stores. Our main store is located in Jamison, Bucks County and our second store is located in Norristown, Montgomery counties. We carry a large selection of equipment by companies like Honda Power Equipment, Cub Cadet, Exmark, Toro, Ariens, Echo, Scag, Red-Max, Stihl. LAWN FURNITURE The Southern Company, 2330 Wyandotte Road, Willow Grove, PA; 215-659-8929; www.thesouthernco.net. The Southern Company is the expert in bringing new life to old patio and pool furniture. In the past 30 years, we’ve helped thousands of homeowners extend the life of their furniture and save money by restoring instead of replacing. Even expensive high end outdoor furniture will eventually show signs of age. Normal wear,

Buckman’s Home & Garden

WHERE HOME AND GARDEN COME TOGETHER

East Broad Antiques 141 E. Broad St. 215.536.4408

Quakertown, PA Antiques District Antiques@200EastBroadAntiques.com www.200EastBroadAntiques.com

94

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

Come visit our store and be awed by our selection of home decor, unique gardening gifts, and a fashion boutique. 1814 South Easton Rd., Doylestown, PA

215-348-0877

BuckmansHomeandGarden.com


Mother Nature, and chemicals cause furniture to fade, rip, and discolor. ROOFING Whitney Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc., 699 Cedar Lane, Perkasie, PA; 215-429-4098; www.whitneyroofing.com. Whitney Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. provides experienced, high quality, roofing repair and restoration services throughout the Southeastern Pennsylvania & New Jersey region. We are committed to traditional craftsmanship and we offer only proven materials that can withstand the elements and the tests of time. We specialize in slate and copper, and are fully qualified to complete all of your roofing needs. SHOPPING Piazza on the Square, 309 Old York Road,

Jenkintown, PA; 215-886-8030; www.piazzaonthesquare.com. Visit Jenkintown Piazza on the Square. Enjoy shopping and dining and exploring. Call today for available office suites and retail space. VACATION COTTAGES Schnabels’ Woods, Bucks County, PA; 215536-6255; www.schnabelswoods.com. Nestled on 137 acres in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Schnabels’ Woods is a private recreational colony designed to provide vacation cottages and cabins to people interested in relaxing and recreating in a country setting. Schnabels' Woods is an experience that is uniquely original. It is an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful countryside and woods of Bucks County with the offering of leisure-home ownership without the burden of a typical real estate transaction.

Serving South Eastern and New Jersey For more information contact us at Contact us for a Media Kit 215.766.2694

sales@whitneyroofing.com

or visit us at www.whitneyroofing.com PA #3103

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

95


Ad ver t i s i n g I n dex

Antiques at 200 East Abram W. Bergey Barb-Lin Carpet One Bella Flooring Bill Vandegrift Appliances Buckman’s Home & Garden Bucks Country Gardens C & C Heating and Air Eddington Supply GL Design Gemmi Construction Grande Finale Kitchens Grates n Grills Hearth & Hedgerow Interior Design Harris Çomfort Hendrixson’s Furniture Holland Floor Covering Home Hardware Designs IT landis Heating & Cooling JMT Awnings JR Maxwell Builders Kitchen Magic Lindy Communities Little’s John Deere Mastroieni Furniture Paul’s Construction Piazza Uptown Ricco Building Group Rolf Schroeder Schnables’ Woods Southern Company Star Lawnmower Sweetbriar Kitchens Walters Nursery Whitney Roofing 96

Bucks County Home & Garden Guide 2017

94 17

Inside Front Cover

19 5 94 20 76 89 92 1 25 88 87 9 13 2 86 91 90 7 3

Inside Back Cover

81 84 93 8 21 15 79 77 83 6

Back Cover

95


640 N. Main Street • Doylestown, PA


                                           

Contractor #PA003567 rPoint Pleasant, PA r

215. 297. 5860

r

waltersnurseryinc.com

Bucks County Home & Garden 2017  

Annual home and garden guide in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Beautiful homes, gardens, and trends.

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you