It was supposed to be a temporary stop on the way south, but Malvern changed the minds of empty-nesters Ellyn Spragins and John Witty.
Now, it’s their turn to transform the look of their mid-century Colonial into a modern entertainment destination.
The recently finished, six-month project leveraged the unique style of Spragins and the skill of Gardner/Fox Associates Architect Mark Fox, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report by Catherine Laughlin.
The couple first came to Malvern as a temporary move to be close to family, but “they found themselves falling in love with the lush Pennsylvania countryside,” the article explained.
And the house modernization remade its 3,500 square feet into a place guests would surely fall in love with.
The project knocked down walls to open up the space, and featured the addition of a copper-roofed portico, windows and French doors, marble-like quartzite counters, a white farmhouse sink, brass accessories, and much more.
“Distinct in character but harmonious in energy, all the rooms stimulate the senses,” the article stated.
The modern renovations serve to inspire the motivational writer and semi-retired investment banker.
“We never made it to a warm climate,” Spragins said. “But it’s OK. We love it here.”
Read more about the project in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.