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.
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.