Chestnut Hill Residence
Built in 1913, the aggregate integrity of this 4,200-square-foot Wissahickon Schist residence was in great condition, but was in need of renovation inside and out. From the repointed stonework to the new cedar roof, updated finishes to highly efficient mechanical systems, this Chestnut Hill home underwent a complete renovation.
An adjusted floor plan significantly reorganizes the use of space, yet retains the original character of the architecture. The existing family room, which featured great views of the property, sensibly became a first floor master suite for the retired owners. The previously underutilized living room, beautifully restored and refinished, reclaimed its place for gathering and entertaining. Notably lacking updates in over forty years, all the bathrooms were enlivened with new fixtures and finishes while the third floor bedrooms were properly insulated and refinished. In concert with Period Architecture and the clients, an interior design team selected furniture, fabrics, and fixtures that complement the whole house restoration.