Jose in a Country Iron Chef Jose Garces spends most of a week in a complicated loft in Philadelphia, overseeing his empire of 18 restaurants. But come Friday, he and his wife, Beatriz, and kids Olivia, 11, and Andres, 7, escape to this 1850 farmhouse on 40 acres in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. "I wanted a genuine environmental contrast," he says. He hired designer Gretchen Kubiak to get a house move-in ready and gave her access to a veritable goldmine: a warehouse full of furniture that he has collected over a years to outfit his restaurants. Photographs by Jason Varney