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Habitat: Lofty Goals in Chester County

How Archer & Buchanan Architecture turned an old barn into a home for a modern family.


Photograph by Austin Eterno

The architects restructured the West Chester barn’s first and second floors to showcase the vaulted ceiling and to create a loft next to the upstairs bedrooms.

Two upper walls were painted in vibrant shades — and one downstairs was redone in a newspaper print — to incorporate the homeowners’ eclectic style.

The retro porcelain enamel fireplace by Malm is a focal point and grounds the high ceiling.

Published as “Habitat: Lofty Goals” in the November 2018 issue of Philadelphia magazine.



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