My Home in Pennsylvania

by ‎06-18-2015 01:52 PM - edited ‎06-18-2015 03:16 PM

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Ten years ago I bought a spectacular track of land in Chester County, Pennsylvania. After living in New York City my entire adult life, I knew I needed a break from the “big city” and decided to build my dream house. While I will always keep my place in NYC, my heart resides on 5+ acres of wooded land in a lovely rural setting.


Beech House was designed by Koko Architecture of New York City. They are the architects who designed the Joan Rivers New York headquarters and my NYC loft.

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As you can see from the pictures, it is a very modern, clean design that celebrates nature above all else. I wanted a house that would bring the beautiful outdoors inside.


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All four seasons are a treat at Beech House. With so much glass, the outdoors is always in view. 


What first drew me to the property was the abundance of amazing specimen trees scattered throughout the grounds. Hemlocks, tulip poplars, maples, spruce, weeping cherry and very mature beech trees of several varieties. American, copper, weeping European, tricolor beeches dot the grounds. Home DD 20.jpg

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The beech trees are so magnificent (the weeping beech in particular, I’ve been told rivals similar specimens at Longwood Gardens, the former DuPont estate!) that we named the property Beech House, in a play on words.

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The pool house is a smaller glass box that lights from within at night like a lantern. Great for night time swimming

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Large stones found on the property make great side tables by the pool area!


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Winter and Spring. The stream area at the foot of the property is filled with birds, frogs, fish and the occasional raccoon.


The house has been featured in several design magazines, including Elle Décor and was the cover story for International Architecture and Design.

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On the front lawn, shooting the house for Elle Décor.


Building the house was a labor of love. I always look forward to long weekends there with friends and family.

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Building a blanket fort with my niece’s daughter. So much fun!

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It’s a casual, feet up on the furniture kind of house, that always feels right filled with people! (Roscoe sure thinks so!!)

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And it’s a great place for my boy Roscoe to run, chase rabbits and bark at deer!

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And I can’t forget our next door neighbors!


I enjoyed sharing my home with all of you. See you on QVC!

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Rear view of Beech House at night.



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on ‎06-18-2015 02:24 PM

David, your home is amazing. You are truly gifted, I can't imagine living in such beautiful surroundings. Thank you for sharing your dream home with us.

on ‎06-18-2015 03:52 PM

This was an amazing blog to read ~ the pictures are fabulous!!  What a wonderful home in which to enjoy all your family and friends at any time of year!  Always love to see Roscoe ~

Thanks for sharing your personal space ~ truly lovely!

***Looks like you have some great neighbors ~ 

on ‎06-18-2015 05:30 PM

I would move in this minute and not change a thing!  Absolutely breathtaking.  Congrats on a beautiful and welcoming home.  Smiley Happy

on ‎06-18-2015 06:08 PM

OMG!  I knew when I saw little pictures in the past of your home I would love it, but now that I see the whole thing I can't believe how perfect it is, in all ways.  The house, the land, it is all just too fantastic for words.  Like the other person said I could move in in a heart beat and not change a thing!  I didn't think I was too big on modern, but the nature you let in in your home is magnificent.  It is truly gorgeous in all ways.  You enjoy it you have done good!  Love your taste, even with your dog.ha 

on ‎06-18-2015 07:26 PM

I just love your new home.  It reminds me of a frank loyd wright style home.  He used so many natural elements and always worked hard to retain the surroundings of nature.  Lots of stone and wood such as yours..


just lovely!  Enjoy your new beautiful house!

on ‎06-18-2015 08:21 PM

My goodness it is everything I would want plus Roscoe.  I  know you work hard - well deserved country home, David.

on ‎06-18-2015 09:09 PM

Absolutely beautiful Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.  I love the modern yet homey feel to it.

on ‎06-18-2015 09:32 PM

As I'd mentioned in a previous post about your beatiful home, my uncle was a well known architect on the west and east coasts, and would have loved the design of your home. I do too's just stunning.

on ‎06-18-2015 10:22 PM

Heavenly.  How else could anyone describe it? Roscoe I know is truly the lord of this manor!  Great neighbors too. 🐮 Thank you for sharing your love with us. 

on ‎06-18-2015 11:24 PM

Inside and out, all very beautiful. Elegant and liveable at the same time. Amazing property. Thanks for sharing!

on ‎06-19-2015 01:02 AM

love your home and Elle Decor

on ‎06-19-2015 02:27 AM

You are Truly Blessed to be able to attain your dream home.....the pictures are lovely. 

on ‎06-19-2015 02:38 AM

Thank you very much David for sharing pictures of your lovely home!  Yes, you are truly blessed to be able to build your dream home.  I bet Roscoe prefers the country home where he can run around and be free to do what dogs love to do in the outdoors.  I'm curious about all the glass, they must be specially treated to keep the freezing cold (during winter) out.


on ‎06-19-2015 05:46 AM

Hi David,


You and your stately home made me homesick for Chester County, Pa. that my husband, my children, and I left in the early 80's.  Many states and countries later I still miss the beauty of the land, the animals, the properties, and the people.  I wish you joy and happiness in your exquisite home.  Thank you for the trip down memory lane.

on ‎06-19-2015 09:49 AM
David your house is spectacular. Thanks for sharing, wishing you many years of happiness.
on ‎06-19-2015 03:41 PM

What a beautiful home...and, what a magnificent property.  Love knowing that you enjoy nature and the great outdoors--it does bring one great joy and peace.   So happy for you!


on ‎06-19-2015 05:34 PM

Absolutely gorgeous home David! That Roscoe!! 😍😍😍

on ‎06-19-2015 05:40 PM

Breathtaking David  thanks for sharing your beautiful home

on ‎06-19-2015 09:51 PM



Your home is absolutely beautiful.  It is perfect taste.  To say I'd love it would be an understatement, but since I couldn't afford it, I glad you own this home and enjoy it so much.  Seeyou on QVC.



Rose Berger

on ‎06-19-2015 11:33 PM

U and Roscoe r blessed! Love ur home. Thanks for sharing.

on ‎06-20-2015 01:44 AM

Looks very West Coast Modern and love it and also thankful you shared your beautiful home with us! Love the clean lines and unclutterness that makes your eye gravitate to the beautiful outdoors and thanks for sharing Roscoe with us.

on ‎06-20-2015 09:40 AM

WHOA David,


When can I move in? SPECTACULAR.  I would never leave this beautiful home.

on ‎06-20-2015 02:31 PM

Your home leaves me speechless. All I can say is AMAZING!!!! 

on ‎06-20-2015 10:04 PM

Your home is beyond gorgeous!  I am totally in love - each season clearly holds its own special beauty!  Thank you so much for sharing this - what a treat!  (I don't know how to do the ❤️ or I certainly would!)

on ‎06-20-2015 10:39 PM

Absolutely beautiful, David.  How serene!  Enjoy!

on ‎06-20-2015 11:16 PM

Absolutely magnificent!  It is so wonderful for you that you have such a place to create and rest.  Is a copy of  that magazine issue still available?

on ‎06-21-2015 08:32 AM

Stunning!  Love the modern, clean lines and the openness to the outdoors.  Thanks for sharing.

on ‎06-21-2015 04:08 PM

Your home is absolutely MAGNIFICANT!!  I am speechless and believe me, my husband can't believe it.  I want to be you!!  I've been in many stunning homes in the Hamptons, but yours outdoes them all.  If you ever get lonely,give me a call - I'll be there in an instant.


on ‎06-21-2015 11:05 PM



You are such a Class Act!!  Your home is absolutely beautiful.  It's modern, clean, casual, it's just stunning.  Suits your personality perfectly.  I watch you on air all the time and I have to say that you come across as such a warm, genuine, just an all around great person.  Blessings to you and your family.

on ‎06-22-2015 03:09 AM

In a word:  WOW!!!

on ‎06-23-2015 08:39 PM

Heart    So Awesome David ~~I Love the nature that surrounds this beautiful home ~~Also love Roscoe !!And you so love Joan's Line and am grateful to still have the opportunity to have you on QVC.

on ‎06-23-2015 09:18 PM

Thanks David, for sharing your beautiful home with us! You are truly blessed .


on ‎06-23-2015 09:49 PM

Hi David:  Now that I've picked my chin up off of my desk...thanks for sharing these pic's of your fabulous home.  What a beautiful place to come home to.  Blessing to you and your family and continued success with the Joan Rivers line.  You're doing an outstanding job and I know she's very proud of the work you're doing.

on ‎06-24-2015 10:42 AM

Breathless, just breathless how your magnficent home was designed within and around nature--stunning photographs.  My father was an architect who loved nature and classical architecture.  His ability to visualize, then place his design into nature remnded me of his lifelong love after seeing your home in nature..  The modern clean design is so beautiful in how the design utilizes the sunlight and greenery......absolutely stunning...Thank you for showing your Pennsylvania prize!  


My home backs up to Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC suburbs, and have loved being in nature daily. Many years ago, my father designed an addition on my little cottage that took advantage of the beautiful forest for having the wildlife around me for decades has been my little piece of heaven!  

on ‎06-24-2015 11:47 AM




You have been so blessed, beautifu homel and you are such a talented person.  We enjoy you so much.  Always look forword to what you are doing next.  JR was so fortunate to have had you join her company.

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on ‎07-01-2015 07:44 AM

Thank you for the privilege of inviting us to see your dream home. May it bring you continment and refuge for a long time. A. Bowen

on ‎08-27-2015 03:23 AM