Location: Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA
Client: Private Developer
Completion Date: 2006
This project is a conversion of a former trolley maintenance garage and subsequent firehouse into an owner-occupied residence and rental loft. The 5,000-square foot project incorporates industrial design elements of the former structure through the use of exposed structural and ornamental steel, acid etched concrete floors, and the incorporation of on-site reclaimed lumber into the millwork and a new custom stair. The former attic, under a high sloping roof, was opened up to add a mezzanine level and higher observation deck perched high over the living area. The glass floor of this deck allows ample light to wash the living spaces below.