The project started with a graceful early 20th century house possessing lovely proportions and details. When it was discovered that much structural work was needed to rectify the damage cause by shifting and sinking, the client expanded the project scope significantly to include major demolition (40%), rebuilding of re-designed areas and new additions that would welcome more demanding and more frequent use by the large family.
An octagonal house modeled after Jefferson’s second home, Poplar Forest. The owners wanted the kitchen to be the large octagonal, 2-1/2 story room at the center.
A new private residence outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the English Palladian manner modeled after the Villa Rotonda in Vicenza of 1566
New apartments in the Georgian Style for graduate students in collaboration with J. Bradley Moore of Ann Arbor; Campus realty, client.
The H.C. Frick II Residence, a new home in the English Palladian Manner
Victorian townhouse renovations, additions and interior design
The Architect's Residence
On a lovely little residential street one block long, lined with cherry trees we found this modestly priced rowhouse from the mid-nineteenth century. We quickly purchased it and set about to restore the beautiful cornices and ornamental plaster work, most of which remained intact. We rebuilt the kitchen entirely using salvaged cabinetry from a mansion demolished nearby and added a breakfast-room extension with French doors onto a small pretty garden in the rear. We also constructed a paneled library on the second floor rear, again with French doors onto a tiny balcony overlooking the garden, and again with largely salvaged woodwork.
Living Room & Hall
Tan and white “supergraphic” shapes define the walls of the formal living room and harmonize nicely with the Bertoia chairs and the grand piano. Similar shapes are employed on the low walls of the new roof deck to provide privacy, safety and also to suggest (abstractly) hedges and greenery.
Using a parsons-type table of my own design lacquered bright blue with a matching buffet table of bright green we created a comfortable ensemble in the formal dining room complete with elaborate moldings, ceiling medallions and chandelier. The walls are covered with natural burlap that provides a comfortable unifying ground for the three large tapestries that dominate the room in a friendly way.
Renovations to a Main Line residence including new façade in the Palladian Manner. Also landscape design in collaboration with Gale Nurseries.
A dominant central adidtion to the Ira and Cynthia Schwartz residence in suburban Philadelphia. This project also involved extensive internal renovations.
Additions and revisions to a French classical house and gardens.