Welcome to the
2014
   
24th Annual House Tour

Saturday, October 18, 2014
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 
 
 
   




Discover the beauty of Bucks County on the Trinity Autumn House Tour!

Saturday October 18th, 2014 - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Rain or Shine

This highly anticipated tour features five extraordinary properties with a wonderful mix of historic and restored homes. There are two Bonus Tour locations; the Bucks County Audubon Society Visitor Center Barn which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the New Hope Historical Societies Parry Mansion Museum. All tour properties have rich architectural and design features, pristine gardens and grounds, and generations of interesting family history.

We are also pleased to be additionally recognizing Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, the Heritage Conservancy, and Solebury Township Historical Society for their important commitment and service in supporting land and resource conservation and historic preservation. We thank each of these organizations which enrich our communities both today, and for future generations. Tour proceeds help fund the local, national, and international mission of the Church. housetour@trinitysolebury.org

Jacqui Griffith, Rick Lansill, & Roger Stikeleather
Trinity Autumn House Tour Chairpersons - 2014


Winsome Yield
Winsome Yield is a period saltbox design completely repurposed by a young family for contemporary cottage living. The village feel of the property is enhanced by a collection of buildings including a separate tavern and studio, and immaculate cottage gardens.

Brie's Run Farm
Brie's Run Farm was also part of a William Penn land grant. In the heart of historic Solebury, it is surrounded by acres of spectacular gardens, ponds, streams, and is complemented by numerous restored stone structures hosting dramatic exterior entertainment areas. The main house is believed to have been constructed around 1783 with numerous generational additions and enhancements added over two centuries.

Shaw-Harrison House
Beautifully situated amid elegant, expansive gardens is the Shaw-Harrison House, part of a 1684 William Penn land grant. This lovely estate with a bank barn has been meticulously restored to its classic Bucks County farm house roots.

David Bean's House
The David Beans House date back to 1806 and 1847, respectively. The property has a long history as a working farm. The present owner of the original main house purchased it decades ago and has lovingly returned this home to its pure Bucks County farm house heritage using original and period materials and a treasure trove of favorite family antiques.

David Bean's Barn
This thoughtfully converted four story stone barn that once supported this main house and farm is now a separate private residence and features massive exposed beams and reuse of much of the barn's original building elements.

Two Bonus Locations
Free bonus guided tour of the Parry Mansion Museum presented by the New Hope Historical Society from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on House Tour Day. The mansion has been restored and furnished with period furnishings representing different generations when the Parrys occupied the Mansion.

The Honey Hollow Visitor's Center for the Bucks County Audubon Society is located in the 700 acre National Historic Landmark Honey Hollow watershed. The building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tour hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Inspired by the beauty and history of the Honey Hollow Watershed, local plein air artists will be on the grounds painting that day

Purchase Tickets
Three easy ways to pre-order tickets -

Online: Order Online below. Tickets will be held at the church on the day of the tour starting at 9:30 AM.

Mail-in: Click here for order form. Mail the completed form to Trinity House Tour, P.O. Box 377, Solebury, PA 18963. Please include your check (payable to Trinity House Tour) and a stamped, self-addressed, business sized envelope. Your tickets and map will be mailed to you. The orders received without the self-addressed, business-sized envelope will be held at Trinity Church the day of the tour starting at 9:30 AM. Orders received after October 12th will also be held at Trinity Church for pickup on tour day.

Walk-in: Purchase tickets in the church office at Trinity Church starting October 1st, on weekdays from 10 am to 3 pm. Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour starting at 9:30 AM.

Tickets will be available for purchase on tour day at Trinity Church starting at 9:30 AM.
Credit cards accepted online and on tour day.

Please Note:

No children under the age of 12 are permitted.

The homes are not handicapped accessible.

Sorry, no photography is allowed.



Online Ordering


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Please Note:

No children under the age of 12 are permitted.

The homes are not handicapped accessible.

Sorry, no photography is allowed.



Our Sponsors and Community Partners
The house tour committee wishes to thank the generosity of our sponsors and our community partners. For information on sponsorship, please click here.
Event Sponsors:
Bucks County Herald, Lisa James Otto Country Properties
Estate:
Whitney and Chris Chandor, Natalie Thomas Photography

Manor:
Doylestown Women's Health Center, Episcopal Community Services, Rick Lansill, Mary Beth Kineke & Carl Holstrom, Randy Apgar & Allen Black , Naudain Sellers, Roger & Pattie Stikeleather, Ardith Talbott, The First National Bank & Trust Company of Newtown

Farm:
Alpha Genesis, Blue Raccoon Home Furnishings, Bucks County Playhouse, Goldenberg's Estate Management LLC, McElroy Landscaping, Helen Montgomery, Jeanne & Dr. Robert Ozols, Park Avenue Pastries, Betty Stagg & John Nordling, Marilou and Dave Stewart, Sovereign Insurance, Suburban Propane, The Living Earth, The Sneaky Caterer, The Tustin Group, Tilley Fire Equipment Company, Walter's Nursery

Cottage:
Elizabeth Carrick, Delray Plus True Value, LeRoux Interiors, Shirlee Prescott, Robert Goodwin Ltd., Dorothy & Andy Scrimgeour, The Boat House, The Norman Bing Group- Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Volume One Hair Design, Mike and Barbara Yount

Good Neighbor:
Peg & Scott Clark, Ghost Tours of New Hope, Mary Richardson Miller, Barrie & Patrick Summers

Community Partners:
Bucks County Audubon Society, Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, Heritage Conservancy, New Hope Historical Society, Solebury Township Historical Society


Sponsorship Opportunities
The house tour committee requests your support for this exciting community event. We have worked to offer your business enterprise various opportunities to contribute that will provide you valuable, broad exposure and area recognition through multiple media sources and targeted advertising. We believe your contribution to our event will be mutually beneficial.

Click here to make your sponsorship donation online.

Click here for printable sponsorship letter.
This annual event has become a tradition that celebrates the rich history and beautiful homes of Bucks County and this year we are featuring five historic treasures, each with a unique and rich character. We are very grateful to the homeowners for opening their homes to this year's tour. Past house tours have attracted over 800 visitors with Parishioners and locals alike appreciating the homes and the sense of community spirit. We are also pleased to be working with and honoring Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow, Heritage Conservancy, New Hope Historical Society and Parry Mansion Museum, Solebury Township Historical Society and Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve for their numerous preservation and conservation contributions to our greater community.

The proceeds from the House Tour help fund various charitable community, regional, and national programs and missions that Trinity Church supports, as well as help defray costs to maintain our buildings and grounds which are heavily used within our Parish and by many local organizations.

We have numerous ways for you to contribute and please see the enclosed detailed information sheet for more about each sponsorship level. All levels of support are greatly appreciated and will be respectfully utilized.

Individual & Family Patrons as well as Business Sponsors will, with their approval, be recognized in a professionally produced brochure-invitation that is mailed out to over 2,500 people and distributed through local establishments. Additionally, a Trinity Autumn House Tour Program ad booklet will be distributed on the day of the event to all who attend. (If you wish to be a Business Sponsor, please let us know and we will provide additional information and offerings.)

The deadline to be included in our brochure-invitation mailing is August 27th, 2014, and the deadline for an Ad Placement in our House Tour Program is September 23rd. We will of course be pleased to accept your support at any time.

We hope you will again be a part of this special event. Please contact any of the House Chairs or Trinity Church if you have any questions. The enclosed information sheet and checks may be completed and mailed to Trinity Church at the address in the letterhead above.

Jacqui Griffith, Rick Lansill, & Roger Stikeleather
Trinity Autumn House Tour Chairpersons - 2014

For more information, please contact Roger Stikeleather (215-272-2422) or email housetour@trinitysolebury.org

Click here to make your sponsorship donation online.

ESTATE: $1,000

- Estate Listing in House Tour Invitation Brochure mailed and distributed to over 2500 individuals and/or establishments

- Full page ad in House Tour Program Book distributed the day of the event

- Recognition in our Tour Web Site with a link to your business Web Site

- 5 tickets to House Tour

- Invitation to Pre-Tour Cocktail Reception

MANOR: $500

- Manor Listing in House Tour Invitation Brochure mailed and distributed to over 2500 individuals and/or establishments

- Recognition in our Tour Web Site with a link to your business Web Site

- 1/2 page ad in House Tour Program Book distributed the day of the event - 4 tickets to House Tour

- Invitation to Pre-Tour Cocktail reception

FARM: $250

- Farm Listing in House Tour Invitation Brochure mailed and distributed to over 2500 individuals and/or establishments

- 1/4 page ad in House Tour Program Book distributed the day of the event

- Recognition in our Tour Web Site with a link to your business Web Site

- 2 tickets to House Tour

- Invitation to Pre-Tour Cocktail reception

COTTAGE: $150

- Cottage Listing in House Tour Invitation Brochure mailed and distributed to over 2500 individuals and/or establishments

- Cottage Listing in House Tour Program (and/or business card size ad) distributed to over 600 Tour attendees the day of the event

- Recognition in our Tour Web Site with a link to your business Web Site

- 1 House Tour Ticket

- Invitation to Pre-Tour Cocktail Reception

NEIGHBOR: ANY $ AMOUNT

- Neighbor Listing in House Tour Program distributed to over 600 Tour attendees



Our community partners


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