Location: Italian Market area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Our house was built in 1880 and was in desperate need of some work when we bought it in 2007. After we moved in, we removed layers upon layers of wallpaper and restored most of the original plaster walls. We also refinished the old pine floors which were covered in multiple layers of linoleum and red carpets. The house is a little quirky and it's on an odd-shaped lot. We embrace all the idiosyncrasies of our house and believe that these quirks are what makes our house special.
Our taste can be defined as eclectic and colorful. We travel a lot and we have a lot of fun things collected from our journeys. We accidentally ended up with two Milo Baughman chairs! One was scavenged in Texas during our undergraduate days and the other one we got from a thrift store in Philly. At the time we had no idea who Milo Baughman was!
We recently had a local artist, Isaiah Zagar, do a mural on the side of our house and it is absolutely stunning! My husband and our son who is almost two, really enjoy our neighborhood and the house.