Schuylkill Valley House
In imagining a design for their new home, our clients took inspiration from the stunning seven-acre site in the Philadelphia suburbs that offered long views across the Schuylkill Valley. They also wanted a “small, large house” with a sense of grand openness yet economy.
VMA’s response began with siting the new house oriented towards the views and the sun, finding a harmony and contiguity between outdoor and indoor use.
Our design includes high ceilings, no curtains, and lots of curves. We equipped the house with a long expanse of porch roof and massing that frames the swooping outdoor pool. The use of the terraces extends into the cooler seasons because of an outdoor fireplace. We also separated the house into two major volumes: one wing has the kids (who are grown) rooms, guest room, projects room, and conservatory. This wing also has pool services. The main block of the house has the primary living spaces on the ground floor, all of which flow seamlessly from one space to the other. The second floor has a pool table/library area, which overlooks the living room and master suite.
Interior Design completed in association with Executive Interiors.
Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape