Vestibule Addition

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    location: Mount Airy, Philadelphia | PA
project type: addition
living space
completion date:     Winter | 2012
teammates: General Contractor: Patterson & Perkiss
Photos: Sam Oberter


For a couple that entertains frequently, entering their house into a cramped corner of the stair hall was not an inviting way to greet guests. inHabit was tasked with designing a new entry vestibule that offers a warm welcome to the house and relates to the traditional porch styles of the Mount Airy neighborhood. A small addition replaced the simple covered front stoop with a greenhouse vestibule that lightly touches the existing house. The use of windows on three sides provides an open and airy feeling to the addition both on the exterior and interior. The scale of the windowpanes and the painted exterior paneling is reminiscent of neighboring turn-of-the-century houses.