Philadelphia Home: The New Modern Family Home in Chestnut Hill

With the help of Philadelphia designer Mona Ross Berman, a young family takes a 1907 house from empty shell to utterly sophisticated (but kid-friendly!).

Photograph by Jeffrey Totaro for Philadelphia magazine. A Mona Ross Berman designed home in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania. Entrance to home.

A Grand Entrance

The entry of the home boasts eclectic, era-spanning furnishings: a black-lacquered Shaker-style bench, a Saarinen tulip table, an antique Edwardian chair, a Deco convex mirror and a Louis XIV-style commode.