Private Residence
Wayne, Pennsylvania

Project Information
  • Architecture: Kass & Associates
  • Interior Design: Lisa Stone Design
  • Landscape Design/ Pond Design: PondWorks
  • Structural Engineer: Bevan E. Lawson, P.E.
  • General Contractor: E.B. Mahoney Builders
  • Photography: Kass & Associates

This new 9,000 s.f. residence is built partially on the foundations of a more modest 1950's home that was severely damaged by fire. Perched at the top of a steep hill, the new stone clad French country home is anchored by a central circular tower.

An entry drive ascends the hill and approaches the house from one end. A wood and wrought iron gate opens to a columned courtyard that embraces a Koi pond, providing a foreground to expansive views beyond. An operable glass wall opens the adjacent large kitchen to the courtyard and provides easy access to outdoor dining and cooking.

Entry to the home is through the circular tower, ringed by a circular stair that highlights views of the pond and distant vistas. The principal rooms of the house partake of these views through oversized windows. A two-storey glass lantern opens provides windows on three sides in both the family room and second floor master bedroom.

An existing garage that lines one side of the entry drive has been refurbished into a carriage house and includes an Owner's study on the second floor. The home contains recreation and homework space on the walk-out lower level, entertaining rooms on the first floor, and bedrooms on the second floor and a dormered portion of the finished attic.