TOWERFIELD SITS ON THE NORTHEASTERN EDGE of the 800-acre Ardrossan estate, among the last grand estates of Philadelphia’s “Main Line” and home to the Montgomery Scott family. Designed in the Pennsylvania farmhouse vernacular, Towerfield is a nod to the gentleman-farmer lineage of the Montgomery Scotts. The reclaimed field stone exterior with cedar roof, clapboard siding and carefully proportioned windows transitions from an “early” core to an Arts and Crafts wing with larger windows and more playful forms. Designed for a family with young adult children, plus a practicing painter with an expanding art collection, the plan is distilled into two parts. An informal Kitchen/Dining/Living space is the heart of family living, wide open to the Porch and the incredible vista of the historic estate landscape. The formal Gallery Sitting Room is open to the Front Entry with a Home Office tucked into the farthest corner of the plan. The millwork, materials and details refine conventional forms to express 18th century themes with contemporary interpretations.
- Builder: Griffiths Construction, Inc.
- Landscape: Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects
- Interiors: Barbara Gisel Design
- Photography: Jeffrey Totaro