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Bucks County House Tour*

Sunday, June 23, 2024 10AM - 3PM 
Three Spectacular Properties
Black Horse Farm
Living deliberately. 
Coda by Jules Gregory
Regional Modernism restored.
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Drumbore Farm
A gathering place.
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* The TBB Bucks County House Tour is hosted by TBB PAC to support the mission of turning Bucks blue. 

Black Horse

About Black Horse Farm

Black Horse Farm is a classic Pennsylvania working farm on 60 acres with streams, a pond with dock, lush pollinator meadows, hedgerows, and a French potager garden. The original house was built in 1854. It has been left historically intact, enlarged by two 20th c. stone additions designed for contemporary living. The potting shed has been converted to a charming stone guest house. Across the courtyard a rebuilt six-stall Pennsylvania bank barn is home to Nubian goats, miniature donkeys, and heritage chickens. The property has a beautiful story of sustainability: a home powered by solar and geothermal systems; a farm producing hay and corn for a nearby dairy; an apiary operation. The beautiful honey house doubles as a studio where plein air and other art classes are hosted.


About Coda by Jules Gregory

"I like the old houses because they resemble the things I like." So said Jules Gregory, the celebrated mid-century architect who designed modernist homes (including his own near Lambertville) in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In the Delaware River Valley, he took the simplicity and solidity of local barns and stone houses and married their foursquare forms and fieldstone to a new vernacular of light and space. He completed Coda in 1957, its long wood, glass, and stone profile set at the crest of a hill on one of Solebury's oldest and loveliest roads. When the current owner, a dedicated musician, purchased the house in 2019, he set about researching its history with a vision toward updating systems using modern technology and restoring signature Gregory elements: open, multi-level spaces, natural wood, and walls of glass that let in sunlight and nature.

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About Drumbore Farm

Henry Drumbore purchased this property with 180 acres and a cabin in 1798. The present stone house, stone barn, and stone summer kitchen were built in the early-mid 19th c. The farm has changed hands many times. (One notable 20th c. owner was New Hope Modernist artist, Joseph Meierhans.) Your hosts acquired Drumbore with its ten remaining acres in 2006. They preserved the farmhouse's original spaces as they expanded it with a first floor addition for a master bedroom suite and another for a large kitchen. Materials were repurposed whenever possible. Stone was sourced from a nearby property. The result is a residence that feels both open and airy yet firmly of the past.  A renovated bank barn provides a venue for joyous country parties.  

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