Schuylkill Valley House

Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia area offers few hills and even fewer long vistas. Our clients found a stunning 7 acre site affording views across the Schuylkill valley on a secluded private road. They wanted a “small, large house”. In other words, openness, no room wasted, only space they would use and live in. Further requirements were high ceilings, no curtains, lots of curves and emphasis on indoor/outdoor living.

Our design response was to site the new house oriented towards the views and the sun, with the massing framing a swooping pool with a long porch roof. The use of the terraces extends into the cooler seasons because of an outdoor fireplace. We 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 major 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 the master suite.

Interior Design completed in association with Executive Interiors.

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Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape

Schuylkill Valley House

Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

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