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Habitat: Lofty Goals in Chester County

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 […]

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Habitat: The Next Chapter in Society Hill

It took a major life change for one longtime Society Hill couple to give their classic townhome the refresh it deserved: The pair, both working […]

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Habitat: A Room With a View in Villanova

Architect Matthew Moger wants each of his projects to have a narrative. “If we all agree on the story we’re telling, the editing is a […]

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Habitat: A Year-Round Retreat in Stone Harbor

Interior designer Marguerite Rodgers had been making minor updates to her client’s 12,000-square-foot Shore residence — flipping the nursery to a child’s room here, updating […]

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Habitat: Majestic Digs in Washington Square West

Leslie Hayes knows she’s only as good as her clients allow her to be. So when her eponymous interior design firm was hired by a […]

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Habitat: A Party Barn in West Chester

When a family wanted to reconstruct a barn that stood on their property some 40 years ago, they called on Berwyn-based architect Peter Zimmerman to […]

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Habitat: A Never-Ending Story in Mount Laurel

Two and a half years ago, when a young family purchased a five-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate in Mount Laurel — previously the home of former politician […]

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Habitat: A Light and Lofty Space in Northern Liberties

The good news about Naomi Stein’s Northern Liberties loft is that it’s a big, light-filled space. The bad news? “Open-concept is a real challenge to […]

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Habitat: A Family Affair in Chadds Ford

After an electrical fire ravaged the home that once sat on this wooded Chadds Ford property, West Chester-based architect Richard Buchanan was left with little […]

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A Natural Wonder in West Chester

When architect Matthew Moger signed on for this countryside project in West Chester, the homeowners asked him to think outside the box. “The site needed […]

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Habitat: A Modern Riverside Home in West Norriton

Old City architect Michael Ryan had one crucial task when he designed this home: to do something — anything — about the flooding. The house […]

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Habitat: A Character Study in Rittenhouse

When the would-be owners of this Rittenhouse condo were house-hunting, they knew exactly what they didn’t want: a cold, modern high-rise unit that felt more […]

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Habitat: Bespoke Tailoring in Rittenhouse

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 […]

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5 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Update Your Home for 2016

It seems like every few months there’s a home design trend that breezes in, captivates us, and then trickles down to the masses, slowly making […]

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Habitat: Reviving the Spirit of Vincent Kling on the Main Line

Perhaps no man besides Ed Bacon left a more lasting physical impression on Center City’s built environment than architect Vincent Kling. His projects, which include […]