— DELANCEY PLACE -- We recently had the good fortune of landing an exciting project in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
Our new client kindly gave us a walking tour down cobblestone streets, lined with historic homes, grand old trees and street lamps. Every few minutes, we encountered friendly people saying hello. I have visited the City of Brotherly Love in the past, but was struck by how one could immediately feel like part of a small community in such an urban environment.
BEFORE Front Door
I admit that my heart beat a little faster as I crossed the threshold and took in the 12' ceilings, old doors and glorious bay windows overlooking the park. All five levels of this historic city home will be totally gutted and restored. Such beautiful potential...
Beneath the surface of this project, however, lies a deep shared interest amongst client and design team to create better living environments. The wife's own work in assessing urban health disparities, combined with our passion for healthy design, supports a collective goal of modeling safe and universally-accessible homes for all.
And so, we begin. In collaboration with the talented folks at Rasmussen/Su Architects and our clients, we are setting out to transform this row house into a beautiful, comfortable and welcoming family home in the heart of the community.
Photo Credits: 1. Sara Funky
2 and 3. Client
From the desk of LISA THARP
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