House Tour: Darrell's Quaker Quest

House Tour: Darrell's Quaker Quest

Kristen Lubbe
Mar 30, 2009

Name: Darrell Tiller & James Earl Davis
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
Size: 3000 square feet
Years lived in:8


The Tiller/Davis Quaker home is nestled in the beautiful section of Philadelphia called Germantown. The exterior stone and blue shutters are stunning on their own, and are also in stark contrast to the warm, inviting interior of one of the first Quaker homes in Germantown, Philadelphia. Lucky for us, these owners fully appreciate their home's history, and they have truly embraced it and brought out the true, historical beauty.

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Darrell and James have lived in this Quaker home for 8 years and have tried to keep true to the history of the house, yet incorporate modern touches. They have remodeled much of the home already and take pride in their work. The 2nd floor bathroom was given a face lift and it turned out great! Another point to take notice of is the original pine and oak flooring throughout the house — it's such a great original feature and the home wouldn't be the same without it.

AT Survey:

My/Our Style: Traditional with Modern touches

Inspiration: Classic-Quaker with Contemporary touches

Favorite Element: Windows/Light

Biggest Challenge: Scale/High Ceilings

What Friends Say: That they're ready to move in

Biggest Embarrassment: No Heat

Proudest DIY: Powder Room on 1st Floor & 2nd Floor Bathroom

Biggest Indulgence: Window Valence in Living Room

Best Advice: Do-It-Yourself

Dream Source: Beaumont & Fletcher of London

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Appliances: Sears

Hardware: Restoration Hardware

Furniture: Pottery Barn, Chestnut Hill Re-Sale

Accessories: Books, Cloth & Pillows

Lighting: Lowes

Rugs and Carpets: Macy's & Sears

Tiles and Stone: Waterworks

Artwork: Local Philadelphia artists Ann Boyson and Samuel Benson

Paint: Home Depot and Lowes - Glidden

Flooring: Original Pine & Oak

(Thanks, Darrell & James!)


(Images: Kristen Lubbe)

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