Newtown Square Residence

For Right's Sake

Architecture By: Archer & Buchanan Architects

Prior to their purchase of this mill worker’s residence, an earlier renovation had misinterpreted the original voice of our client’s home. In a fearless, sweeping process of removing stone from ground to roof outside – together we began to decipher and restore its quietly grand character. 

The timeworn finish of an antique fireplace surround reset the tone inside. As it was meticulously cleaned without agitating the surface, custom cabinetry and millwork was crafted in a comfortably distressed milk paint finish – further harmonizing the old with the new. Natural daylight and carefully selected hardware by the homeowner added further flattery to the project, one of several collaborations here. See the project phases here.

The family of this 1843 mill worker’s home in Newtown Square requested a series of restoration projects. Our task was to right the areas that had been updated inaccurately over decades, while adding modern amenities and refinement.

Ambient Light

A deep windowsill shines bright light from a wall of symmetric wardrobe cabinets.

We addressed the size and scale of the original historic home and maintained those proportions. At the same time, we maximized the function of the rooms and added ample storage in every nook and cranny. What was a dated, dark space is now bright and inviting. See the restored kitchen here.