'Empty House Party' to Showcase 2013 Designer House
Tickets are available for Sunday's Empty House Party event, part of the 2013 Bucks County Designer House and Gardens fundraiser.
If you can't get enough of the home makeover shows on HGTV, you won't want to miss an event Sunday afternoon.
See the Clement Doyle house before decorators, landscapers and all manner of magicians get their hands on the venerable Doylestown Township manse.
Sunday is the Empty House Party, the public's chance to see the 2013 Bucks County Designer House and Gardens before it is transformed into a showcase.
Stroll the grounds, explore the empty house and meet the design team as they share their elaborate plans to transform this expansive, stately manor house.
The event will include light fare, desserts, a candy bar and wine and soft drinks. Attendees also will be able to bid on silent auction items donated by designers and local businesses.
The Empty House Party runs from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24.
The Designer House program is the main fundraiser for the V.I.A., which owns and operates Doylestown Hospital. Money from this year's fundraiser will be used to upgrade the hospital's maternity wing.
Built in 1811, the Clement Doyle house is a stone manor house that sits on eight acres in the Pine Run Valley section of Doylestown Township. The land once was owned by Clement Doyle, the uncle of William Doyle, who ran the tavern from which Doylestown acquired its name.
The area's top designers and landscapers will transform the home into a showpiece. A total of 27 design areas, 17 landscaped gardens, a barn, carriage barn and guesthouse will offer the designers a creative foundation upon which to work their magic.
The finished house will be open for tours from April 28 to May 26. A variety of events are planned for those weeks.
For tickets and more information, visit the Designer House website.