- Location / Philadelphia, PA
- Material / Live Sawn White Oak Flooring / Reclaimed Oak Stair Treads / Antique Heart Pine Beams / Reclaimed Hemlock Joists
Reclaimed wood plays off marble and concrete in an ultra-modern home.
When a young couple outgrew their Rittenhouse condo they went on a hunt for a more spacious spot on Philadelphia’s Main Line. They stumbled on a ’50s-era ranch on a quiet cul-de-sac in Gladwyne. They looked beyond the plaid carpet, dark paneling, and other dated details and saw it as a promising canvas. During the intensive construction process, they stripped the structure down to the bones to create an open floor plan, added a second story, and infused the space with a modern vibe. Provenance was there to lend their expertise and personal touch during each step of the dramatic transformation process.
The couple’s main focus was creating an entryway that makes a dramatic first impression. They initially came to Provenance in search of beams to stretch across the foyer’s 25-foot peaked ceiling and sorted through a stack of hemlock joists to find just the right ones. After seeing the breadth of our offerings, they incorporated several other materials into their project. Live sawn white oak flooring was used throughout the entire 4,300-square-foot home. Post-installation, the boards were treated with a grey stain to emulate a fumed finish. Matching reclaimed oak stair treads lead the way to the second floor and echo the strong horizontal lines of the joists. Traditional mantles were replaced with Provenance’s antique heart pine beams. The same wood was transformed into a vanity for the turquoise-tiled powder room. Airy, undoubtedly contemporary, and filled with personal touches, the home now encompasses their vision from top to bottom.