Society Hill
Philadelphia, PA

This dining room addition to the rear of an historically certified, three-storey row home creates a feeling of spaciousness and elegance for the owner, a medieval historian. The added space, although a small addition, has made the most of a constrained site. Low walls with half columns open up the original living room and define the new dining room. French doors and sidelights extend the interior space to an intimate garden beyond. A new deck above the dining room opens the second floor library to the outside as well.

Having been “modernized” in the 1960’s, the entire house was restored to the Federal period. This project appeared in Preservation Magazine and won a prize from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for Sympathetic Addition.