Adler Residence
Gladwyne, PA

In this 1830’s Main Line, stone farmhouse, the Owners have repeatedly engaged our services to confront multiple design challenges. We designed a light-filled, airy Garden Room with wrap-around windows that overlooks a stream that flows along the southern edge of the property. The room projects out between two mature sycamore trees that frame the exterior of the addition. The focal point inside the room is the timber frame truss ceiling with curved bottom chords and radial pattern. To accommodate multiple circulation paths in the centrally located kitchen, we conceived of a series of distinct work zones that function independently. Furniture style cabinets from two different companies, various counter top and backsplash materials combine with the wide plank pine floors and create an artfully designed, highly efficient kitchen. To the east of the Kitchen, we added a Breakfast Room featuring a reclaimed brick floor, tall windows, and a painted board ceiling with exposed collar ties. The Breakfast Room opens to an upper terrace that is anchored by a stone fireplace and built-in seating area defined by a cedar trellis. On the west side of the house, a commercial, curved aluminum greenhouse was replaced with an elegant English conservatory featuring a reclaimed brick floor in a herringbone pattern. Through these renovated spaces and additions, we have turned spatial challenges into opportunities and created finely detailed rooms that reveal a rich palette of materials with a delightful range of scale, texture and color.