The Lanesborough – Showcase Unit & Private Residences
In 2003, Kass & Associates was selected as an Architect for Philadelphia Magazine's Design Home at the The Lanesborough, providing architectural design services for the transformation of the building's lobby and new street canopy, as well as designing the 3,500 square foot Traditional Showcase Unit. With the success of the showcase design, Kass & Associates designed 8 additional full-floor apartments in the building for individual Owners and provided marketing plans for the penthouse and other floors for the building's developer.
The design of the Traditional Showcase Unit is influenced by the classical revival exterior styling of the building, which was built in 1929 to house The University Club. The apartment's Entry Hall connects to a Gallery that links a highly ordered series of well proportioned rooms, each with its own character and function. The Gallery is punctuated by a domed Rotunda that extends to the Living Room & Dining Room and links at each side to the Kitchen and Master Suite, which includes an oak-paneled Sitting Room and separate His & Her Bathrooms.
The layout of the Showcase Unit emphasizes open circulation and flow, with each space opening onto the next. The design blends the quality and elegance of traditional living with state-of-the-art technology and conveniences.