Modern Interiors for a historic home in Chestnut Hill

When these clients relocated their family from New York City to Chestnut Hill, otherwise known as Philadelphia’s Garden District, it wasn’t just the location that marked a big change. The family upgraded from a city apartment to this much larger Colonial Revival style house.

The clients desired a modern yet warm and welcoming aesthetic that respected the character of their 1911 stone home. They have a large family, host most holidays, and entertain friends, so must-haves were ample seating with beautiful but enduring and durable materials that can handle kids and real life. While the decor is crisp and thoughtful throughout, nothing is too precious or unapproachable.

The design amalgamates the client’s need for comfort and function with style worthy of hosting a serious party as well as bringing the past up to date with contemporary touches. The design strove to blend a simple, modern yet timeless feel with pieces that still suit the historic nature of the home.

Architecture and Design: Mindy O’Connor, Melinda Kelson O’Connor Design, LLC

Architectural Photography: Wendy Concannon Photography

See this home featured in an exclusive tour on Homes and Gardens,  By Ailis Brennan, Jul 7 2021.