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Look Inside Merestone Farm, A Lake Nockamixon Waterfront Estate

 

This aerial view of Merestone Farm shows its direct access to Lake Nockamixon as well its pool, pool house, terraces and gardens and open land for other country pursuits.

We are pleased to introduce our first-ever 3D property video, shot at the request of agent Caryn Black. Merestone Farm, her waterfront property on Lake Nockamixon with a stone farmhouse and converted barn/guest house, is the subject.  Tour the house and the barn/guest house and see for yourself just how beautifully and tastefully renovated these two buildings are. The property has been featured in Continue reading

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Diabase Farm: A Bucks County Treasure

A view of the main house and barn at Diabase Farm

A view of the main house and barn at Diabase Farm

How many of us have driven on Street Road through Solebury Township into Upper Makefield and seen the sign for Diabase Farm on the right-hand side? I spent years wondering what was back the long drive there, and recently I had the privilege to see the property up close Continue reading

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The original Mount Pleasant in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park

The original Mount Pleasant in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park

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Mount Pleasant’s center, front-to-back reception hall with side stair on the left.

Recently Curbed Philly published a guide to the 15 significant homes of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park. For those of you who don’t know, Fairmount Park is the largest municipal park system in the United States with 9,200 acres of contiguous land, dwarfing Central Park’s 843 acres in New York City. One of the homes featured in the Curbed Philly guide is the rather famous Mount Pleasant, considered an excellent example of English Colonial architecture in the United States and described in the Curbed piece this way: Continue reading

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Hidden Glen Farm

The entrance to the Schorsch property.

We are fortunate to offer many interesting properties here at Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, and one of the more intriguing that has come on the market in the past year is Continue reading

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Old World or New World?

Given the rich European influence on architecture in the greater Philadelphia region, we thought it would be interesting to see if readers can determine whether listings are in Europe or the United States. Simply observe the photos and vote accordingly. To see if your guess it correct, click on the ‘Answer’ link provided.

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We’d like to briefly present a few recent listings that we at Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty are very excited about. I couldn’t help but notice a shared theme between these listings: a harmonious blending of home and nature.

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We at Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty are joining the Pennsylvania State Legislature in celebrating 2015 as the Year of the Pennsylvania Barn.  Continue reading

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Yesterday Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty entered new territory in its property marketing: We posted our first Continue reading

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Flemish bond brickwork and a fanlight window above the front door are but two lovely details at this home.

Flemish bond brickwork and a fanlight window above the front door are but two lovely details at the Jonathan Haines House in Medford, N.J.

Historical Houses in Pennsylvania & New Jersey

Here on the East Coast, we have an outstanding number of wonderful, antique homes, and in fact, here at Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, we have the privilege of representing quite a few each year, Continue reading

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