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chestnut hill home renovation
Life & Style

Instead of Moving, This Family Turned Their Chestnut Hill House into a Stylish Dream Home

The story of this 2019 Chestnut Hill reno is sort of like an episode of HGTV’s Love It or List It. This was the owners’ […]

Three Graces Coffee
Life & Style

Take a Peek Inside the Prettiest New Coffee Shop in Philadelphia

When Yulee Park was an attorney in New York City, she would regularly decamp to coffee shops to get work done. Fast-forward 12 years: Park […]

high-rise condo
Property

A Center City High-Rise Condo Filled With an Art Collector’s Treasures

The challenge Meg Rodgers faced when working on this Center City condo wasn’t simply designing. It was editing — namely, the homeowner’s extensive collection of […]

designer hannah dee
Life & Style

This Modern Chestnut Hill House Is a Master Class in Maximalism

Hannah Dee thought she wanted to live in a rancher — until her realtor took her to see a boxy building in Chestnut Hill. “What […]

Life & Style

Inside a Graduate Hospital Church-Turned-Boutique Hotel

You could say the Deacon began with a shoe. A ceramic Air Jordan 11, to be exact. After spotting the quirky bit of decor at […]

Hops Brewerytown
Life & Style

The Design Inspiration Behind Brewerytown’s Hot New Beer Hall

When up-and-coming restaurant group Highland Hospitality bought the 4,500-square-foot space that had housed flash-in-the-pan tenants Flying Fish Crafthouse and Brewerytown Taproom, they wanted to change […]

haddonfield smart home
Life & Style

Take a Peek Inside This Stylish, High-Tech Haddonfield Home

It’s a familiar story: A well-off family decides to settle in a stately colonial — yard, trees, whole thing. The modern twist here? New suburban […]

renovated society hill house
Life & Style

Look Inside a ’90s-Era Society Hill House After Its Chic, Modern Makeover

Four years ago, when a Rittenhouse pair about to get engaged made the move to a ’90s-era Society Hill house to start their “real life” […]

Life & Style

Habitat: A Gorgeous High-Rise in Rittenhouse Gets a Design Makeover

When a five-year Philly renter found herself interested in an on-the-market apartment, it was because she had a vision for what it could be: a […]

Property

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 […]

michele plachter interior design living room
Property

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 […]

Property

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 […]

Property

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 […]

Property

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 […]

Property

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 […]