Office Name: Elfant Wissahickon-Chestnut Hill
191 E EVERGREEN AVE, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 19118 Pennsylvania - As described in the magazine "Architecture", in the 1930's: A nondescript urban dwelling was renovated to be a clean, functional structure, not devoid of beauty, in line with the march of progress in architecture". In the late 1920's Carroll S Tyson Jr., an artist himself, purchased 191 E Evergreen for his friend and artist Arthur B. Carles. Carroll wanted to create an artist studio and residence for Carles and his family. He hired Edmund B. Gilchrist, Architect, to redesign the structure. The transformation was remarkable. Gilchrist literally raised the roof to create an expansive third floor open space studio with north light and roof decks with panoramic city views. The original stone wall at the front of the house was graced with an iron fence. You feel like you are about to enter an Italian Villa as you walk through the iron door in the stone wall. The first and second floors are gracious and comfortable. There is an attached bi-level suite with a kitchenette in the rear of the house, accessible through the home but with a separate entrance off the side yard. Walk to the shops and restaurants of Chestnut Hill, trains to center city, the local library, Morris Arboretum, Woodmere Art Gallery, Kismet Co-Working Space and so much more. ready for your renovation.
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