Historic Townhouse Renovation
The project began with the need to add a three stop elevator to make the house a "forever house". Along with that, a wish to re-organize the first floor, enlarge the kitchen, create a family room accommodating a theater size TV, create a space for a new powder room, accommodate a wine storage area and relocate the dining room with connection to the kitchen, open up the main stair case. This requires careful planning in eleven hundred square feet.
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The home is a double townhouse built in the 1700's, just south of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
The kitchen is being expanded by removing a sixteen foot long brick bearing wall. A commercial
stove and adjacent cabinetry is tucked into a new brick arch. A
clerestory roof for the addition allows for tall windows with a round
oriel window to bring the light deep into the room while
viewing the courtyard from a large island.