Plymouth Meeting Residence
Long abandoned, this circa 1880s colonial house received the full Period Architecture treatment to return its original character and demonstrate a very good design’s ability to transcend time. The current owners discovered the house when it sat masked behind thick overgrowth and unfortunate vandalism. Even so, their imaginations were captured by possibilities evident in the rich detailing and sturdy construction.
Period Architecture guided the transformation with moderate structural changes, a few adjustments to the original layout, and with elements of new design that blend with the period grace of the existing structure. The entryway and stair were restored and new millwork was reproduced to match examples remaining in situ. The exterior features new wood siding to conform to the clabbered additions from previous renovations.
A brand-new kitchen is imbued with a historic farmhouse quality as well as every modern amenity. The house gained another living and entertaining space with a new covered porch that extends the footprint into the garden, while the refreshed family room, stair hall, bedrooms and adjoining bathrooms complete the revitalization of this old home.