Ellen Happ Architect

Colonial Revival Remodel

This handsome c. 1930 brick home in Doylestown Borough was built with two identical enclosed porches on each side of the main house. We designed a new and larger family room, breakfast room and vestibule to replace one of these original porches. The new brick piers, windows, transoms and copper roof are similar to the original design. The stone base of the main house was continued around the base of the new addition and on the garden walls and risers of the new steps.

The interior of the bright and open family room is lined with custom designed cabinets and wood radiator covers. We also designed the coffered ceiling, fireplace surround and bookshelves for this room. The breakfast room opens to the renovated kitchen where we were able to create a new opening into the living room beyond, with a view through to the original enclosed porch on the other side of the house.

This renovation is the fourth project we have worked on for the same client. We designed interior renovations creating a second floor master bedroom suite, and a third floor guest room suite. We also designed the sunroom above the original screened porch, extending the space of one of the existing bedrooms.

General Contractor: Stephen Rawes

Landscape Architect: John Morgan Thomas Landscape Architects

Interior Designer: Mary Hastings

Photos: Randl Bye

Site Development & Engineering By Parlee Stumpf