The Historic Clement Doyle House ~ Bucks County's Designer House Garden Tour


Today despite the dreary weather and drizzling rain, my sister Kim and myself along with our parents who are up from Florida visiting, decided to spend the afternoon taking in this year's Bucks County Designer Home and Gardens Tour. Due to the fact that there was no photography allowed inside the house, I am unable to show you some of the spectacular rooms the area designer's created. But the exterior of the home and gardens were just as stunning as the interior, and I was allowed to shoot photos of them!!! Yippee!!! 


Designer House 2013 is the historic Clement Doyle House located in Doylestown Pennsylvania. According to the history records, in 1692 Edward Doyle and his wife Rebecca  moved from Ireland to Bucks County Pa. after receiving a land grant from William Penn himself.



Edward and Rebecca had two sons,Clement and Edward Jr. who also settled in the area. William Doyle, son of Edward Jr., owned a tavern in the center of town known as Doyle's Tavern. The area became known as Doyle's Town and in 1776 the spelling was changed to it's now known name of Doylestown. It was Clement Doyle who purchased 148 acres in the Pine Run Valley. The land was subsequently sold and bought with several subdivisions of the property happening over a period of years.


The history of this home actually begins in 1811 when the owner of the property at that time, John Salome, began building this beautiful stone house. In 1814 a large barn was added to the property.


The home boasts 5,000 square feet of living space with beautiful extensive gardens sitting on 9 acres of stunning real estate. Now I am going to stop giving you a history lesson and let you enjoy these fabulous gardens!















And what is a designer House without offering a wee bit 'o shoppin'!



Ooops!!! One more area I forgot to share...this beautiful outside dining area just off of the lovely morning room.






I hope you enjoyed this tour. The proceeds benefit the Doylestown Hospital and the many services they support. 


Wishing you all a wonderful start to your week!

XO 

To view last year's Designer House, Spring Valley Farm, just follow the link here.

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19 comments:

  1. Bucks county has many beautiful treasures... but I have never been to the Clement Doyle house. You are right... the outside is just beautiful!!! LOVE the pergola in the back of the house.

    Barbara, where do you live? Near or in Bucks Co. I live in Lancaster Co Pa. We should meet!!!!

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  2. Good Morning Barbara, This is a beautiful house and it must have been gorgeous inside if the gardens are anything to go by.
    I like the fact that the garden looks like it has been divided into rooms.... different places to sit and enjoy the view.
    I really liked the small terraced area as it would be a lovely place to sit on a warm summers day.
    I really enjoyed this tour.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  3. Hi Barbara! What a beautiful house and grounds.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Love it and the lesson. Did u get to go inside the house??? Xoxo e bird

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  5. I love Bucks County, Doylestown, PA in general. Gorgeous photos, Barbara. xo

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  6. Absolutely Gorgeous! The fabulous photos are so professional! The history of the area is so interesting and so is the lovely home and gardens. We have a Tour of Homes On Swiss Ave. each Mothers Day in Dallas which we have attended in the past. Thanks for sharing this beautiful event!

    Pam

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  7. Thanks for the Garden Tour. Loved everything about it. Loved the round step. susan @ throughmyporchwindow.blogspot.com

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  8. Barbara, what a gorgeous home. Don't you just hate that they won't let you photograph the insides. I guess it's for their protection though. I love home tours and go on all that I can, but this is quite a tremendous one and such lovely gardens. Thank you for sharing and thanks again for your more than generous comments to me..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  9. You did the gardens proud. Thanks for sharing the sweet scenery with us.
    Liz

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  10. Hi Barbara,

    This is one of the most beautiful houses and gardens I have ever seen! Stone exteriors are so full of character and this colourful, romantic landscape complements it perfectly! Thanks so much for this wonderful and exciting tour~!

    Poppy

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  11. a fabulous home, even the bird house is wonderful! great outdoor spaces!

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  12. OMGoodness, this is amazing. I live nearby, in Avondale and if I had known about the house tour I would have been there!!!! Thanks so much for sharing the GORGEOUS outdoor areas. I can't believe that you had hundreds of views from Kim's and onky this many comments!!!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  13. Just love these tours! Thanks for taking us along.

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  14. OH when can I move in... heck I can live outside it's fabulous! hugs, Cherry

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  15. What a great tour of a beautiful home ... I was quite happy to be able to see the lovely gardens w/o seeing the interior. Such pretty little areas for sitting and the stones walls of the home are so nice. Thanks for sharing (popped over from Garden Party). Wendy

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  16. That is one beautiful home! Thank you for sharing, I would love to visit!

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  17. A magnificent looking home with nicely landscaped gardens. I was doing a bit of on-screen shopping myself, so many neat things.

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  18. what a beautiful tour! thank you for sharing over here at Fishtail Cottage's garden party. I could spend all day here and still need to stay longer to see more! Everything is just so pretty! xoxo, tracie

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  19. This tour was delightful and your pictures were amazing! Thanks for sharing this lovely home and gardens.

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