Mount Airy Estate

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The owners of this historic Mellor, Meigs & Howe residence acquired neighboring parcels of land over time to extend their existing property with the goal of transforming this open space into their ideal retreat. VMA designed a series of sweeping terraces, easing the change in grade, terminating in a generous pool seemingly dropping off into the distance beyond. Paved in white Mexican stone, the terraces refrain from generating excess heat during peak summer usage. As outdoor rooms for living, the terrace immediate to the kitchen provides convenient seating, while below another accommodates a simple but refined whirlpool, all shaded with wooden trellises.

In conjunction, the interior first floor was reoriented with the conversion of a garage into sizable kitchen, fronting this newly acquired land which steeply dropped in elevation. Creative details soften the interior space; a wrought iron stair rail, antique furnishings and rich palette of bold colors, along with soft patterns and dark mahogany finishes, create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Interior Design completed in association with Executive Interiors. Pool area landscaping and hardscaping by VMA. Site landscaping and hardscaping by Gilmore & Associates.

 

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Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape

Mount Airy Estate

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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