Extensive renovations to a townhouse in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia included reconfiguration of interior spaces throughout, as well as a family room addition that joined the dwelling to the defining feature of the site - a 200-foot long walled garden. Natural wood features prominently in the addition, which terminates with a large steel window that dramatically connects garden and home. Original kitchen and dining spaces were re-ordered to create transparency, making this window a focal point and creating a strong visual link to the garden from the front door. Accents of vibrant green, golden yellow and earthy brown were selected for the new kitchen, referencing shades seen in the garden beyond. Custom wood cabinetry along the party wall transitions from kitchen storage to work space to media center, minimizing the need for wall cabinets and furniture, and allowing the narrow townhouse spaces to feel airy and open.
Photography, Jeff Totaro