The homeowners of this suburban Main Line colonial cottage wished to enhance the beauty and function of their home, which was built in 1954. Set within the planned village of Wayne, Pennsylvania, the house is surrounded by a rolling lawn and garden, which is enjoyed from the new terrace that engages the house to the landscape.
The extensive ground floor alterations by Period Architecture include the design of a new kitchen featuring ceiling beams, a custom pantry, large island, and built-in desk area. As the central hub of the household, the kitchen looks into the family room, demarked by millwork and a two-column cabinet, which defines the two rooms and functions beautifully from either side. Period-inspired mouldings, wainscot, and integrated china display cabinet distinguish an enlarged dining room, which is serviced by a well-appointed butler’s pantry. Also on the first level, a new mudroom is bestowed with commodious cupboards and drawers and antique brick flooring. The upstairs was fully remodeled to enliven bedrooms, bathrooms, and closets.