An Extended Family Pulls Together to Transform a Late ’70s House Near Philadelphia

An Extended Family Pulls Together to Transform a Late ’70s House Near Philadelphia

By Georgina Gustin / Photos by Jonathan Pilkington
For a modern renovation in Pennsylvania, everyone involved—clients, architect, builder, neighbors, even the previous owners—is part of one extended clan.

Pickering Road runs through a quiet valley outside Philadelphia, winding past fields hemmed by rock walls, barns topped with weather vanes, and stoic stone houses. It’s about as idyllic a country road as you can imagine, and for the Stonorov-Churchill family, it’s a conduit that threads its way through history and memory. 

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