Architectural Details That Pack A Big Punch

Architectural Details That Pack A Big Punch

Kristen Lubbe Gladwyne

We've all been in those homes that are just oozing style, and usually it has a lot to do with the architectural details of the home itself.  These details can be so important, not only for decorating but also for your wallet!  

Naturally light filled rooms are always a bonus and usually can add quite a few bucks onto the asking price of a home.  Architecturally significant windows not only provide great interior lighting that simply cannot be matched by artificial lighting but they can also provide that "million dollar view" that we all so desperately seek.  Gladwyne is a suburb of Philadelphia and is filled with homes that feature incredible architectural details.  The beautiful entryway in the photo above is from the home of legendary rapper and native Philadelphian Schoolly D.  I shot his home a few years ago and it was filled with amazing architectural details and mid-century modern gems.  

Kristen Lubbe Loft District

The Loft District in Philadelphia is also an area filled with large, open concept converted loft spaces.  The large windows provide the perfect lighting for anyone using the space for live and work.  The juxtaposition of the raw, bare walls and huge windows with soft, elegant furniture is always perfection.  Transforming a blank canvas that's full of architecturally significant features into a warm and inviting space is a designers dream come true.  

Kristen Lubbe South Philly

Bella Vista is one of my all time favorite neighborhoods in Philadelphia because it holds so much history.  Some of the homes have been perfectly preserved in all of their glory and when you step inside it's almost as if you stepped into a time machine. Some of my favorite must-haves in a home south of Washington Ave are original floors because they hold so much detail that has only gotten better with time, just like a great wine.  Original baseboards and crown molding are also something that you almost can't put a dollar amount on - they add a certain touch of elegance that is hard to duplicate.  I instantly fell in love with the original South Philly details of the home of Robert, the owner of Tattooed Moms when I shot his house a few years ago! 

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Phone: 215-847-6134
Dated: December 1st 2016
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About Kristen: Kristen is a Pennsylvania native, originally from Susquehanna Depot and later moved to Philadelphia ...

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