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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 […]

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Habitat: From Edward Gorey to Q*Bert, a Victorian in Fairmount Gets Modernized

The neighborhood of Fairmount pretty much has it all: easy access to Center City, even easier access to its big, leafy eponymous park, and countless […]

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Habitat: Sexy Unit at the Barclay Comes With Unbelievable History

It’s fitting that a designer and architect from Argentina, who also spent 14 years practicing his craft in London, would stumble upon an apartment whose […]

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Modern Family: Redefining the Traditional Rowhome in Queen Village

As young couples decide to make the jump from renting a place to owning a home in which they’ll raise a family, they might ask […]

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A Modern Metallic Marvel in the Wissahickon

The wait was over. After raising their family in a traditional residence in Northwest Philadelphia for many years, Leslie and Curt Pontz decided the time […]

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A Mid-Century Retreat in Wayne Gets a Stylish Second Life

Robert Jamieson admits it: He’s still surprised that he and his wife, Tami, own a home in the suburbs. When they moved to Philadelphia from […]

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Legendary Roots: An Architect Pays Homage to an Icon in Chestnut Hill

Talk with Elie-Antoine Atallah—the principal of Studio of Metropolitan Design Architects—for any amount of time and it’s clear the man appreciates the history of his profession, […]

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Habitat: A Light-Filled Home in Jenkintown

I wouldn’t say I don’t like color,” says Anne Flynn, who, along with her husband, Sean, has owned this light-filled home in Jenkintown for 12 […]

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Farm Refresh: A Masterful Barn Conversion in Blue Bell

“There isn’t really any playbook for a barn conversion,” says Mark Hallowell, owner of Hallowell Construction. So when a Blue Bell family decided to renovate […]