As featured on HGTV, this corner, 2-story Carriage House stretches 45’ wide along Rittenhouse’s quaint Waverly Street. This striking residence, plus art studio, was the dream of a local Philadelphia artist who commissioned renowned architect Alan Metcalfe of Metcalfe Design & Architecture to combine three (3) historic carriage houses into a passionate living & versatile studio space.
Metcalfe successfully blended bold industrial features like oversized windows, exposed beams, and original skylights with the warmth of exposed brick walls, wood floors and streams of natural light throughout. Industrial luxury begins to describe this a one-of-a-kind retreat.
Wherever possible, original detail was preserved adding warmth and character to the home. The interior retains its open plan, vaulted ceilings, and post & beam construction. Modern conveniences have been added such as an elevator that mobilizes you from the 1st floor to the 2nd and the roof deck. The pergola-style deck offers comfort and sweeping views of Philadelphia’s skyline.
The garage, studio space (w/ office,) storage and 1st bedroom with full bath are located on the first floor. The elevated second floor is home to a generously sized living, dining, and kitchen area (w/ pantry;) along with the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms, hall bath, laundry, and 4th bedroom/primary suite.
Overall, the experience leaves you feeling as though you’re living within a work of art.