Arch House, a quiet retreat for a traveling couple
Arch House, a quiet retreat for a traveling couple
Arch House, a quiet retreat for a traveling couple

The young couple, constantly on the move for business, wanted the feeling of a quiet retreat-hence the birth of their new home, Arch House

Architectural firm Barker Associates, along with BDDW, which handled the furnishings throughout the house, renovates a relatively compact 1860s Anglo-Italian townhouse and extends it three stories to increase living space

Arch House, a quiet retreat for a traveling couple

The house's distinctive arched doorway and front window were the inspiration for much of the detailing for the renovated spaces. Arched openings connect the dining room to the foyer and kitchen

Arch House, a quiet retreat for a traveling couple

The generous kitchen spans the full width of the house and is designed for socializing while cooking, with a large marble center island and ample countertop space. Ceilings have been raised over the living room floor to visually and spatially open up the space to the backyard

Arch House, a quiet retreat for a traveling couple

The existing wooden staircase and handrail were restored, and the skylight above was replaced with an oval-shaped one to match the geometry of the stairwell. The master suite occupies the second floor. A library and an office with original moldings and a fireplace overlook the street

Arch House, a quiet retreat for a traveling couple

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