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.
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.
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.
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.
The pool house is a smaller glass box that lights from within at night like a lantern. Great for night time swimming
Large stones found on the property make great side tables by the pool area!
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.
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.
Building a blanket fort with my niece’s daughter. So much fun!
It’s a casual, feet up on the furniture kind of house, that always feels right filled with people! (Roscoe sure thinks so!!)
And it’s a great place for my boy Roscoe to run, chase rabbits and bark at deer!
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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