Philadelphia Home: Photos of Knit Wit Owner Ann Gitter’s Carriage House

Built in an era when horses and carriages clip-clopped along the city’s streets, the circa-­1860 carriage house of Knit Wit owner Ann Gitter­ tells a tale of Philadelphia’s history while pointing to its stylish and modern future.




 Collector’s Life

The first floor is an open gallery for financial analyst Stephen’s artwork; he enjoys painting Philadelphia scenery and Rittenhouse Square. The flooring is recycled maple from a Harley-Davidson factory in Wisconsin. 



Kitchen Confidential

The Gitters’ ­kitchen, the most modern room in the house, is outfitted in brushed stainless steel Bulthaup appliances and vertical cabinets. In true European fashion, everything in the kitchen is freestanding: “In Europe, if you move, you take your kitchen with you,” Ann says. “It’s like furniture. We didn’t want the room to scream ‘kitchen.’” Four “simple country chairs” surround a Saarinen table, and Flos Glo-Ball lights from OLC hang overhead.

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