weber residence


The renovation of this house evolved with the evolution of the Weber family. When Tony Weber first moved in as a single, young architect, this rowhome in Philadelphia’s Queen Village was divided into two apartments. He rented one. After getting married, he and his wife Lynda eventually bought the whole house and rented out one of the apartments. But when the two kids came along, it was time to transform the whole house into a single-family living environment that better accommodated the whole family’s lifestyle. Three separate rooms on the first floor were opened up to create one continuous space with just a hint of a wall separating living, dining and kitchen areas. On the first floor, a new wall of windows and glass door usher in daylight from the back garden into the kitchen and first floor. The kitchen is now decked out with new, cherry-wood cabinetry and an island designed by Lynda’s father. The addition of a skylight in the roof over the staircase welcomes even more light into the upper-floor interiors. Where many spaces were darker and more confined, there is now openness and light. A family room was created on the second floor. Bedrooms and bathrooms were upgraded to be bright, open and functional. The Weber’s home was recently featured in an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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