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Lakefront Retreat

Private Residence


This 10 acre lakefront property includes an impeccably restored stone farmhouse and newly renovated timber-frame bank barn. The firm has been fortunate to be able to work on this property for over 15 years, with two owners. Past work included renovation of the existing swimming pool, construction of a pool house and terrace with a “ha-ha” wall to complete the required pool enclosure without obstructing views of the lake, construction of several multi-level terraces near the farmhouse, and extensive planting work.  More recent work focused on the garden spaces around the barn, which has been newly restored as a guest house. The driveway and motorcourt were reconfigured, to create a more attractive link between the house and barn. Traditional materials, as well as historically appropriate plants, help tie the design to existing structures and landscape. A restored meadow receives and filters runoff, and enhances the view of the lake. 


Project Architects:

  • Lynn Taylor, AIA, Lynn Taylor Associates
  • John Wolstenholme, AIA, Wolstenholme Associates

General Contractor (Barn):

  • Bucks County Timbercraft

Landscape Contractor:

  • Professional Landscape Services, Inc

Residential Design, Bucks County Farmhouse, Barn, Formal Garden, Meadow, Rose Garden
Front of house