Jan’10 Newsletter v11-Fawn St Kitchen


Vol 11: JANUARY 2010
g_space LLC
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G_SPACE COMPLETES KITCHEN RENOVATION
FAWN STREET
KITCHEN RENOVATION
G_space completes this kitchen renovation in conjunction with a foundation underpinning and basement expansion. The renovation included cutting a larger opening between the kitchen and living room to create a more free flowing space in this Center City Philadelphia Trinity.
A 12″ box bay type extension to the side yard expanded the kitchen plan creating a very functional U shaped Cabinet Plan.

 

Completed Basement underpinning
Because this Home is located on a very small side street inaccessible to concrete trucks, the tedious Underpinning was done with bagged concrete mix and debris was hauled away with small pick up trucks.
STRUCTURAL CONSULTANTS:
Long, Tann & D’Onofrio
3906 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803
302.477.1970
BASEMENT UNDERPINNING
Since the rear of the house was not built on adequate foundations severe settlement was causing separation of the rear half of the house. With the extensive underpinning required it was feasible to expand the existing basement and create more usable living space.
Underpinning progress installed in 3.5′ to 4′ sections.
The Cabinets are a shaker style Custom Fabricated in G_space studios to maximize the small Kitchen area.
The Cabinets are finished with a multi layered paint process, then sealed with a low VOC, Water based polyurethane. Panels are bead board with flat panel in the upper sections.
The flooring is reclaimed Yellow Pine that was removed from the
North Philadelphia Devine Loraine Hotel
The backsplash is a handmade subway type tile from Anchor Bay
Glass accents are from Susan Jablon
Pulls are Nickel plate and amber glass.
A corner Lazy Susan adds much needed storage.
Countertops are veined Barricato Granite.

BOX BAY EXPANSION

The small side Box Bay expansion, only 12″ deep allows light into the Kitchen and creates a better Kitchen working triangle, without sacrificing back yard space.
The bay was then clad in copper and the wooden deck replaced with a reclaimed brick patio, adding warmth to the outdoor space.
Double steel angles, thru bolted were installed as a header for the Box Bay
The Brick wall left exposed adds a lot of warmth to the interior space.
The wall was partially reconstructed after demolition work with reclaimed local Brick and sealed with a low VOC, Water Based Polyurethane.

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The baseboard (not being a standard profile) was custom milled in G_space studios to match the 150 yr old existing baseboard

ANNOUNCEMENTS:


 

– COMPLETED: Design Build Interior for the New Offices of Kantar Health at 410 Horsham Rd, Horsham, PA
LOOK FOR UPCOMING NEWSLETTER
OFFICE RENOVATIONS
– IN PROGRESS: Mural Arts Gateway Sculpture.
Construction Documents are complete and permits are in progress. Green wall system is in fabrication.
SCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2010 INSTALLATION.

For more information on Green walls and Green roofs see our websitePHILLYGREENWALL.COM

 

– Philly Green Wall now offers lunch and learn an AIA accredited continuing education course on Green Walls and Green Roofs for Architectural Firms and other Organizations
– IN PROGRESS: G_space continues work on a new website for Anastasi Seafood located on the Italian Market in Philadelphia.
SOON TO BE LAUNCHED

G_space owns and operates these companies

 

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