Carriage House Renovation

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    location: Philadelphia | PA
project type: living space
custom cabinetry
completion date:      Spring | 2011
publication: Fine Homebuilding Magazine, 2012 Kitchen & Bath Issue
teammates: Photos: Floyd Dean

inHabit was hired to design a comprehensive millwork package for a carriage house renovation. The kitchen was designed as an integral part of the main loft living space. Most of the cabinetry is hidden in a sweeping boat-inspired island in order to leave sightlines clear between kitchen and living areas. A harmonious combination of natural finishes, painted surfaces, and exposed construction reflects the clients' eclectic style. The living area is flanked by bookcases on the two exterior walls. The bookcases serve to store a vast library and to display found objects and the clients’ works of art. Benches at the windows provide a place to watch the busy street life below.

With the main living on the second floor, the entry stair plays a dual role as a piece of art and everyday function. Using the planked motif of the kitchen island, the stairs received chevroned paneling and a complex banister.