“No matter how grand the house, it is first and foremost a stage on which real human beings play out their lives.”
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American Splendor: The Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer
This luxurious residence at 1706 Rittenhouse Square celebrates the sweeping views and visual freedom of contemporary city living. Distinctive textures, an evocative palette, and unusual wood species create a bold statement in the expansive public rooms and children’s spaces. In the private wings, the master bedroom suite and guest bedroom were designed with an ethereal palette and blend the clients’ existing furnishings which serve as emotional anchors in their new surroundings.
The 360 degree views and floor-to-ceiling windows dictated that the cityscape was an integral component of the apartment’s aesthetic. In some areas, it is a serene backdrop to complement the clients’ growing art collection; in others the design pushes back visually against the skyline with bold, crisp color blocks.
Elegant natural materials were used throughout the interior, such as walnut, lacquered mahogany, gilded wood, tortoise shell tile, bronze, silk, bamboo, natural linen, and Calacatta marble.
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