French Reclaimed Treasure, Villanova, PA23 photos
The vision for our client’s new home was to replicate the timeless, rusticated European country style that appears as if it was built years ago - with the use of stucco, board & batten siding, exposed bricks, and integral salvaged timbers. European sourced antiques - such as the exterior doors, outfitted with restored oversized door hardware, dovecote weathervane, copper cupola, French reclaimed stone fountain and mantel are just a few pieces that contribute to the timeless architecture. The owners downsized to one-floor living space designed to fit their entertaining needs. A flexible dining room was created with the ease of moving furniture around to accommodate the occasion. Custom dining tables double as library tables and the room transforms to a casual offset from the great room, creating a more intimate area to gather. Hanging the original barn door salvaged from the historic barn, divides the great room & kitchen area as a reverent token of the estate. The open kitchen was designed with an adjacent service kitchen, enabling the owner to entertain large groups while hiding the mess. Reclaimed timbers, sandblasted and re-stained anchor the vaulted ceiling with a state of the art A/V, Lutron lighting and security system.