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With its rich history, diverse landscape and a new executive director committed to community engagement, Philadelphia's Awbury Arboretum is bursting with an exciting lineup of events and activities. more
What’s your favorite treasured place in Chestnut Hill? It's time to vote for new sites to join the Chestnut Hill Architectural Hall of Fame. more
In the spring of 2016, a lawn sign popped up in the front yard of a home at Gravers Lane and Ardleigh Street. The sign advertised Backyard Eats. more
It’s really here. Spring has finally settled in. Despite some recent chill, the welcome warmth of spring is drawing us outdoors again. more
The answer most people give today when they are asked why they love Chestnut Hill is that they love its historic village character. more
It’s a sure sign of spring in Chestnut Hill: the annual Home & Garden Festival, returning to Germantown Avenue Sunday, May 7.  more
While midway through the planning of our clients’ Elkins Park home, they got an offer to sell that they could not refuse. This left them searching for a new home. more
Every room usually has seating, tables of some sort, carpet and lighting. But if the walls are bare, the space also appears bare. more
Some houses have to be helped to find their true nature. Others have nothing but their own inherent style and ooze existing character. For these properties, the only thing to do is follow their lead. more
Preserving and maintaining your older home is not cheap. Neither is it cheap to renovate them without diminishing their character, or their value.  more
When we help people plan a kitchen, we tell them to design to fit the way they actually live. But that’s not always so easy to do when you’re looking at a blank slate. more
A number of new design-centered stores have recently popped up on the lower end of Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill. more
Welcome Spring! It is the time of renewal, revival and redecorating. The time to put away the blankets and bring out the bunnies. And what goes with bunnies? Flowers.  more
This is the second of three articles about innovative urban housing in south Chestnut Hill.  more
"The Decoration of Houses” continues to be an exact and authentic classic, and is arguably the most important book of its kind. more
The first of three articles about innovative group housing in south Chestnut Hill, which discusses developers George and Gertrude Woodward and their architects.  more
We worked for over a decade with one couple in their search for domestic simplicity.  more
For many years, newspaper real estate sections included the much sought after building description “open floor plan,” touting homes with no walls.  I happen to like rooms. more
In last week’s By Design column, Patricia Cove gave wise advice about the value of certain renovation decisions. This week, I thought I’d add to that discussion. more
Building sustainability is a huge topic within architectural and design circles these days. more
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