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 with table and chair.

Please Touch Museum

The clean walls act as a gallery for the couple’s art collection, but the space still sees its share of fun. “We listen to ’70s rock and the boys go crazy on their scooters, looping around the table. My wife and I didn’t want a museum-type home,” the homeowner says.

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