Owned for many years by an Architect & Artist, this Victorian home had received a massive, 2-story atrium-style addition and extensive, rather quirky renovations in the 80s. When our clients took ownership they sought to bring a new modernism, while paying homage to the home's eclectic past.
An existing "servant stair" was removed from the Kitchen and relocated into the large double-height "Atrium" living space. Custom made, using steel, glass and white oak, the new stair provides access to the Atrium Loft above, and Basement below. New picture windows and a large corner window capture views to the lush surroundings.
The larger Kitchen footprint allowed for new tall pantry storage and space for a wall oven & microwave combo. Ash wood cabinetry from the previous renovation was resurfaced and reconfigured. The former butler's pantry was turned into a Mudroom with a new Ash wood bench & built-ins to organize the family's shoes, coats and daily gear.
Upstairs, the Primary Bedroom was reconfigured for greater privacy, adding a walk-in closet at the old servant stair. and a large, bright bathroom with modern amenities.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms received a mix of modern and vintage-style fixtures and finishes. Blue hues thread throughout the house as geometric tiles and wall colors, tying together sometimes disparate spaces and aesthetics in this unique residence.
Location: Edgewood, PA
Design: EngineHouse + QUARTER