Splendiferous Interiors: Chestnut Hill Home Goes From “Grey Gardens” Shell to Bright Showpiece

This house is now a home–but it certainly didn’t start out that way. When a young real estate developer saw the hulking shell that Philly Mag’s Emily Goulet describes as “a Grey Gardens-esque display of faded splendor,” he knew he could do something with it–and he renovated it in six months.

Once the infrastructure work was done, he and his wife called on the assistance of interior designer Mona Ross-Berman, who they’d contracted with as soon as they bought the house. The result, says Goulet is “a bright, uncluttered home that is equal parts sophisticated and family-friendly.”

Here, ornate dentil moldings easily hold court with shiny lacquered surfaces, iconic Mid-Century Modern pieces make perfect sense amongst more classic items, and a could-be-stuffy front parlor doubles as a racetrack for serious scooter derbies.”




All photos by Jeffrey Totaro for Philadelphia Magazine.

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