This home was once part of the grounds of the historic Cheswold Estate, owned by Pennsylvania Railroad magnate Alexander Cassatt. The Owners lovingly restored the property in 2014, implementing a renovation befitting the home’s significant history. Visitors process through three distinct garden spaces when approaching the home’s front entrance: a motor court, a walled formal lawn panel, and an enclosed forecourt with a central fountain, surrounded by espaliered fruit trees, lavender, and roses. Back terraces are elevated above the pool and play lawn spaces to improve sight lines. Mature trees were saved to preserve the property’s sense of enclosure, and also contribute to the historic ambiance by making it feel less “new.” The design further references the historic nature of the property through the use of many period-appropriate details.
Architecture: Peter Zimmerman Architects
Interior Design: Barbara Eberlein Design
Photography: Stephen Govel Photography