Wayne, PA’s c.1902 Sunny High Residence Redesigned by Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.
Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
It’s evident this isn’t another case of modernizing a historic home with white paint, instead, when the owner’s purchased the property much of it had already been painted white. Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. were commissioned by the owners to restore certain aspects of the home, renovate and relocate key principal rooms and upgrade the house for modern life. The renovation greatly warmed up the interiors and original details, such as the fireplace mantel and stonework in the entry hall. The historic home is known as Sunny High and was designed by architect Francis Gugert in 1902. There is more than 6,600 square feet of space with six bedrooms, five bathrooms, a relocated dining hall and new kitchen taking advantage of a more central location. While the property is not currently for sale, property records reveal it last sold for $2,425,000 in July 2014. You can see a selection of before photos here. The project wouldn’t have been possible without the work of architect’s Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd, landscape architect’s Elliott Templeton and interior designer Barbara Gisel Design. Photography by Tom Crane Photography, Inc.