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We are pleased to offer beautiful Buttonwood Farm in Bucks County, Pa. Formerly the Guggenheim Estate, this 98+ acre property offers a range of equestrian facilities, including: stone bank barn with kennels, 70×160 board-and-batten lighted indoor arena, stables with 12 stalls, quarter-mile track, convenient manure field and 5 acres of fenced paddocks. Acres of open tree-lined fields offer additional pasture.Listed by Michael J. Strickland, this property is the complete  equestrian or hobby farm. See complete details about it and its location in the flyer below, take a video tour of the property or contact Michael for more information: 610.324.1457.

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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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Yes, the spring real-estate market has sprung…

Regardless of what time of year it is experts agree that staging one’s home is important when listing it for sale. They’re right. In my experience, the benefits of staging are two-fold. Firstly, when listing photos are taken, staged homes’ photos tend to turn out more appealing. The extra effort absolutely translates to the photographs. Secondly, when potential buyers walk through that front door, a carefully curated home will leave a better impression than an interior that has not had any special attention. As a real estate photographer, I deeply appreciate it when a seller has staged their home. However, staging goes beyond a good vacuuming/dusting. The devil is in the details, as it were. Continue reading

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Wendie Steffens

Wendie Steffens

Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty announced that experienced residential realtor Wendie Loughran Steffens has joined the company.

“As my business has grown, I realized I needed to be able to offer my clients Continue reading

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As we close 2015, we offer sincere thanks to the clients who have trusted us to represent them in the purchase and sale of real estate in the greater Philadelphia area and select New Jersey markets. We look forward to a healthy and prosperous New Year, eager to meet the changes coming to the real-estate market.

Top Sales in 2015

Closing just under the wire on December 27, our top sale in 2015 was Continue reading

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Fall Foliage

Bucks County is Renowned for its Natural Beauty

We’d like to highlight a few options for hiking in scenery-rich Bucks County. We’ll make sure to include options from all over the county. So strap on your boots and grab a camera, we’re going for a hike. 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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An aerial view of the main residence and dependencies at Linden Hill in Gladwyne, Pa.

Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to announce it has listed the 50-acre Linden Hill estate property located in Gladwyne, Pa., one of the most esteemed residential ZIP codes in the entire United States.
Represented by Lisa Weber Yakulis, a top Main Line real estate agent/Realtor based in Kurfiss SIR’s Bryn Mawr office, and Donald Pearson, company chairman, this luxury property was Continue reading

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