Garden House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Location
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • In addition to extensive interior renovations throughout this historic townhouse, Philadelphia based practice Wyant Architecture designed a modern family room addition to join the dwelling to the defining feature of the site - a 200-foot long walled garden contained within the remnant walls of an abandoned industrial building.

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    Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Hardscapes, Trees, Flowers, Gardens, Shrubs, Walkways, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, and Large Patio, Porch, Deck. A wedge-shaped garden, enclosed within walls of an old industrial building, became the defining feature of the site. Photo  of Garden House

    A wedge-shaped garden, enclosed within walls of an old industrial building, became the defining feature of the site.

    Modern home with Picture Window Type, Metal, Exterior, Swing Door Type, Living Room, Sofa, Bookcase, Media Cabinet, Chair, Pendant Lighting, Wall Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. A family room addition connects the existing historic townhouse to an adjacent walled garden. Large steel french doors visually connect interior spaces to the outdoors. Photo 2 of Garden House

    A family room addition connects the existing historic townhouse to an adjacent walled garden. Large steel french doors visually connect interior spaces to the outdoors.

    Modern home with Bench, Sofa, Chair, Bookcase, Media Cabinet, Pendant Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Wall Lighting, and Living Room. A family room addition connects the existing historic townhouse to an adjacent walled garden. Photo 3 of Garden House

    A family room addition connects the existing historic townhouse to an adjacent walled garden.

    Modern home with Bench, Sofa, Chair, Bookcase, Pendant Lighting, Media Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Kitchen, Engineered Quartz Counter, Wood Cabinet, White Cabinet, Mosaic Tile Backsplashe, Glass Tile Backsplashe, Refrigerator, Range, Range Hood, Wine Cooler, Dishwasher, Drop In Sink, and Undermount Sink. Ample floor-to-ceiling storage along the party wall minimizes wall cabinets and allows the narrow townhouse kitchen to feel airy and open. Photo 4 of Garden House

    Ample floor-to-ceiling storage along the party wall minimizes wall cabinets and allows the narrow townhouse kitchen to feel airy and open.

    Modern home with Bench, Sofa, Chair, Media Cabinet, Bookcase, Pendant Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Engineered Quartz Counter, White Cabinet, Wood Cabinet, Mosaic Tile Backsplashe, Range Hood, Kitchen, Refrigerator, Range, Dishwasher, Wine Cooler, Undermount Sink, and Drop In Sink. In the kitchen, accents of vibrant green, golden yellow and earthy brown reference shades seen in the garden beyond. Photo 5 of Garden House

    In the kitchen, accents of vibrant green, golden yellow and earthy brown reference shades seen in the garden beyond.

    Modern home with Media Cabinet, Picture Window Type, Metal, Exterior, Swing Door Type, Table, Chair, Ceiling Lighting, Recessed Lighting, Medium Hardwood Floor, Standard Layout Fireplace, Light Hardwood Floor, Wood Burning Fireplace, and Dining Room. Kitchen and dining spaces were reorganized to create transparency, and a strong visual link to the garden.  Photo 6 of Garden House

    Kitchen and dining spaces were reorganized to create transparency, and a strong visual link to the garden.

    Modern home with Back Yard, Hardscapes, Shrubs, Flowers, Trees, Gardens, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Walkways, Picture Window Type, Metal, Exterior, Swing Door Type, and Living Room. A wedge-shaped garden, enclosed within walls of an old industrial building, became the defining feature of the site. Photo 7 of Garden House

    A wedge-shaped garden, enclosed within walls of an old industrial building, became the defining feature of the site.

    Modern home with Trees, Back Yard, Shrubs, Flowers, Hardscapes, Gardens, Walkways, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Storage Space, Playroom, Detached Garage, and Kids Room. A garden storage shed with a children's playhouse above was built towards the rear of the garden. Photo 8 of Garden House

    A garden storage shed with a children's playhouse above was built towards the rear of the garden.

    Modern home with Trees, Back Yard, Flowers, Shrubs, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Hardscapes, Gardens, Walkways, Exterior, Metal, Swing Door Type, Windows, and Picture Window Type. A  steel window system infills the garden wall's existing masonry opening. Photo 9 of Garden House

    A steel window system infills the garden wall's existing masonry opening.

    Axonometric Drawing Photo 10 of Garden House modern home

    Axonometric Drawing

    Side Alley and Plan Photo 11 of Garden House modern home

    Side Alley and Plan

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