The reproduction of an 1890s Queen Anne house in West Chester looks like a more restrained version of the popular architectural style, but it has plenty of flair on the inside, writes Sandy Smith for Philadelphia magazine.
The home was designed by Archer & Buchanan Architecture and built as part of a four-unit project on Marshall Square in 2001. It achieves the architect’s main goal – to harmonize with the Federal, Second Empire, Victorian, and Dutch Colonial homes built around the historic park in the 19th century.
Although it may not have the exuberant exterior of a typical Queen Anne, it more than makes up for it on the inside. The residence boasts hand-printed wallpapers, crown moldings, oak floors, and 19th-century light fixtures that transform the main floor into a modern showpiece that truly personifies the Queen Anne style.
Other parts of the home are equally extravagant, including its gorgeous kitchen with custom-made Amish cabinetry.
The carpeted upper floor also features Queen Anne color riots in several rooms, including the primary bedroom.
Overall, this home that recently hit the market offers old-fashioned charm in a lovely new shell.
Read more about the home in Philadelphia magazine here.