Brynlawn Residence

Making a Vision a Reality

Interior Design By: Linda Phillips Design

Custom Cabinetry By: Christiana Factory Studio

A 100-year old stone carriage house was quickly transformed into a gorgeous home in the historic estate section of Villanova. Guided by a streamlined, decisive process with the help of interior designer Linda Phillips, the project was completed in just over 8 months from demolition to fully decorated.

The Journey

In just over 8 months, our team worked to transform this home from demolition to fully decorated.

With a vague vision of their new role as empty nesters, the homeowners trusted us to define the unique spaces that would accommodate the way they would live and entertain. Using traditional inset cabinetry, we added custom architectural details and focal points to complement the homeowner’s treasured antique delft and china. A site line, from the kitchen workspaces through the dining area, removes all barriers for visiting. They can cook, prepare drinks and relax – all while keeping up with the conversation.

Complete Overhaul

Incorporating the owners’ style into a new empty nest, we worked to create beautiful new living and entertaining spaces.

“After purchasing a 100+ year old stone carriage house in the estate section of Villanova, Pennsylvania, we hired George Metzler of Rittenhouse Builders and Linda Phillips Designs to remodel and design an overhaul of the interior, including a new kitchen, 2 bathrooms, new woodwork and architectural details throughout. George and Linda collaborated together, took our vague vision for the house and turned it into a reality that is even better than we could have ever imagined.”

“Rittenhouse Builders and LPD took the time to really understand us and designed the unique spaces to accommodate the way we live our lives as empty nesters. Aside from rebuilding an amazing home for us, George provided a team who worked cohesively throughout the project and maintained a positive attitude while finding a way to work through any challenge. A renovation like ours was never short on challenges! The project was handled by Gary Mohler who oversaw every detail to make sure the project was done correctly and on time and who we could always turn to for guidance and support when something didn’t go as planned.”

“Rittenhouse has an amazing back office team who provide software which made it easy to follow the budget, billing, change orders, scheduling and material selection. All handled by the incredible team of Laura Ressler and Bonnie Bruner. Most importantly, Rittenhouse Builders treat your home as if it was their own. They worry about the details, remain engaged till the bitter end and keep coming back for even the smallest of “punch lists.” They deliver a finished product which will exceed your expectations.”