Habitat: Bespoke Tailoring in Rittenhouse

A world traveler gives a Delancey Street townhouse a heaping dose of Savile Row flair.

Master bathroom. Photography by Jason Varney

Master bathroom. Photography by Jason Varney

Moody, masculine style often gets an unfair rap: man caves, blob-like leather recliners, walls dominated by hulking flat-screens. But a local entrepreneur’s Federal-style townhome just off Rittenhouse Square defies convention thanks to a trio of pros who brought his overarching design directive — a European feel, the sort you get when wearing a finely tailored Savile Row suit — to life.

Designer Ashli Mizell collaborated with Wayne-based architect Warren Claytor and Ardmore building company Pinemar to transform the home. “We had the furnishings designed and hand-tailored locally,” Mizell says. Add some custom finishes, herringbone wood floors and a few carefully selected found objects, and the result is luxuriously masculine, but with enough whimsy and color to dash the man-cave trope for good.

Photography by Jason Varney