SPRING AVENUE, ELKINS PARK, PA
When a house has great bones, the aim is always to respect the home’s original character.
When it became necessary to renovate the master bathroom in this Elkins Park home, period details were used to blur the line between new design elements (such as a double vanity with lots of storage and a Carrera marble countertop, herringbone floor tile, chrome bridge-style faucets, and pivoting mirrors) with existing ones, such as deep window sills and a unique curved medicine cabinet.
The mudroom addition and kitchen renovations also gracefully integrate elements from elsewhere in the house. The mudroom material palette consists of oak, brick, painted white wood, and iron, all of which are repeated elements from elsewhere in the house, providing visual continuity for this new space. Stone walls and metal support beams were left exposed, and the distinctive purple doors echo the front door color as well. The kitchen uses the same cabinet and hardware style as the mudroom, but materials are switched up for a warm, lived-in feel. Hickory cabinets, and deep, plant-filled window sills are two favorite features of this space, which now opens up to the dining room for contemporary modern open-plan living with an aesthetic that hearkens back to the past.
Art Deco furniture and an intricately inlaid wood floor in the master bedroom are mixed with spicy hues and textiles with a slightly ethnic feel. Some of the ethnic touches include an Oushak rug from Turkey, Moroccan-inspired bedding, and Indian-inspired art. All walls have been painted with rubbed finish, and one wall features hand stenciling work in an all-over pattern.
Kitchen and Mudroom Photos by Ryan Macchione
Bedroom Photos by David Hershy