Doub & John's Romantic Loft

Doub & John's Romantic Loft

Aaron Able
Feb 14, 2011

Conrad sent over images of this amazing home in the Old Kensigton area of Philadelphia that was featured on his blog Streets Dept: "Hidden through a fabulously patriotic door in a perfectly unassuming building in Old Kensington sits the home of Doub Hanshaw and John David Mahaffey — one of the most amazing homes I've ever been to in Philadelphia. Doub, creative director at Free People, bought the
building a little over a year and a half ago when it was still a
simple storage garage and turned in into the awe-inspiring space it is today…

Deciding to keep and paint the original roof, Doub tore up the stained cement floor and replaced it with a new cement floor with radiant
flooring. John, a lighting designer and all around handy man, nailed in — with hand and hammer — the Lathe finish surrounding the loft that elevates the couple's bedroom and bath.

Lathe, if you didn't
 know, is reclaimed wood often found inside the walls of row homes to
 help hold up plaster. All of the Lathe was free and likely about to get thrown away — INSANE! John also made a few of the light structures around the space including the tremendous chandelier over the dinning
room table.

Thanks for sharing Conrad!

You can see more of this amazing apartment at Streets Dept | Apartment Complex: Doub and John.

Images: Conrad Benner

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