Historic Villa

New Hope, Pennsylvania

This project called for additions and renovations to a Spanish-style villa designed by William Bottomley as a weekend retreat, first published by House Beautiful in 1929. The interventions were designed to blend seamlessly with this rare example of Bottomley’s interest in Spanish Eclecticism. A small kitchen was removed and a new, two-story wing was added to accommodate a large kitchen, new guest room, and bath. A previous dining room addition was renovated to better reflect the spirit of the carefully detailed original house, and the second floor was reorganized for more gracious bedroom suites.

The rectangular guest cottage addition houses a new bath, wine cellar, and staircase to connect the once separate floors of the original octagonal “folly.”