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Spruce Hill Twin Renovation

Location: University City, Philadelphia

Building type: Twin

Renovation style: Transitional

We rebuilt the existing rear addition of this turn-of-the-century Victorian twin and replaced a 36-inch doorway with a new 14-foot opening between the kitchen and living room. To do so, we solidified the existing stone foundation; removed the entire two-story rear masonry wall; and replaced all the structural members between the 1st and 2nd floors. The new open kitchen plan included a large island and space for a dining table. On the 2nd floor, we created a new master bedroom suite with a comfortable his-and-her bathroom, walk-in closet, and laundry room.

Features

  • White, Shaker-style cabinets
  • Under-cabinet lighting
  • Double-basin vanity sinks
  • Walk-in shower with glass enclosure
  • 3X6 subway tile wainscot