An interior renovation of an 1850 brownstone condominium in Philadelphia accentuated the home's historic features with complementary, yet distinctly modern, design details.
A new Bulthaup KITCHEN with aluminum backsplash and marble counters complements the living room's marble fireplace.
The multipurpose LIVING / DINING ROOM features a warm color palette and modern furnishings.
BEFORE: Remnants of past renovations did little to highlight original features such as the marble fireplace.
BEFORE: An oddly punctuated wall divided the spaces.
AFTER: A new mantel and hearth accentuate an original marble fireplace.
BEFORE: Open to below, the SECOND FLOOR loft lacked functionality.
AFTER: The second level was redesigned as a MASTER SUITE with dual walk-in closets and a custom cast-iron railing to match the home's exterior iron detailing.
BEFORE: The roof deck's partially-covered wood railings and multiple levels felt unstable and awkward.
AFTER: A new composite deck features built-in seating, storage, planters, and lighting.
Linear planters along the roof deck's right side serve as a strip of "backyard" in the city's skyline.
The roof deck's new dormer entry recalls the Brownstone's historic detailing.
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