Delancey Place Townhome

This project was featured in the November 2016 issue of Philadelphia Magazine (p146).

Philadelphia's Most Prestigious Address

Delancey Place is a series of streets in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia, named after Right Reverend William Heathcote DeLancey (1797–1865), provost of the University of Pennsylvania (1828–1834) and a bishop of the Episcopal Church. Known as the "Belle of Rittenhouse Square", the area includes a variety of types of homes from carriage houses on the eastern end, palatial mansions from 1800-2000s in a variety of architectural styles including Second Empire Victorian, Italianate, Georgian Revival, Classical Revival, Queen Anne and Victorian Gothic (the personal style of Frank Furness). Nos. 2000–2018 are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the renowned Rosenbach Museum is at 2008. This block also appears in a number of films made in Philadelphia including Trading Places, The Sixth Sense and others.

Old Village Master Painters and the Old Village Design Studio have had the privilege to bring the Old Village touch to this beautiful section of the city

We recently worked with designer Ashli Mizell and Cherokee Construction to remodel a Federal style town home on Delancey Place that was featured in the November 2016 issue of Philadelphia Magazine (p146).




Beautiful Effects

The Old Village Design Studio brought their special touch to this project, applying a beautiful finish to the oak paneling in a family room that amplifies the natural light using a wood wash that was then hand waxed with a custom tinted wax

photo of family room with fireplace, wood washed wall and bookshelves, windows looking over deck
Beautiful wood wash with a custom tinted wax
photo of family room with fireplace, wood washed wall and bookshelves, windows looking over deck
Beautiful wood wash with a custom tinted wax

The entrance door features custom stains on both the interior and exterior plus a gorgeous blue venetian plaster - both from the Old Village Design Studio. also painted the inner door and the sunburst windows above the transoms with a high gloss white from Fine Paints of Europe

photo of entrance foyer showing inner white door, exterior stained door, blue venetian plaster on foyer wall and sunburst windows above doors
The entrance door features custom stains on both the interior and exterior plus a gorgeous blue venetian plaster - both from the Old Village Design Studio. also painted the inner door and the sunburst
photo of entrance foyer showing inner white door, exterior stained door, blue venetian plaster on foyer wall and sunburst windows above doors
The entrance door features custom stains on both the interior and exterior plus a gorgeous blue venetian plaster - both from the Old Village Design Studio. also painted the inner door and the sunburst

National Register

Old Village Master Painters has a special affection for older homes and has worked on many homes of historical significance, including this home on Delancey Place that is part of the row of homes from 2000-2018 Delancey that were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. The prestigious Rosenbach Museum is at 2010.

photo of National Register Historic Places Delancey Place
National Register Plaque
photo of National Register Historic Places Delancey Place
National Register Plaque

These homes date from the first years after the Civil War, but are stamped with the hallmarks of pre war Rittenhouse design. More at Living Places

Fine Paints of Europe

A high gloss black on the doors, windows and woodwork looks great against the white walls in this hallway. High gloss is one of the signature features of Fine Paints of Europe.

photo of hallway with white walls and black doors, floor trim and crown molding
Simple but classic Black on White
photo of hallway with white walls and black doors, floor trim and crown molding
Simple but classic Black on White

Beautiful woodwork really stands out with a high gloss. We used lighter colors from Fine Paints of Europe here to highlight the bookshelves, mantle, ornate crown moldings, doors, and casings.

photo of dining room with fireplace - bookshelves and moldings painted in glossy blue-gray, walls and ceilings in white
High Gloss from Fine Paints of Europe
photo of dining room with fireplace - bookshelves and moldings painted in glossy blue-gray, walls and ceilings in white
High Gloss from Fine Paints of Europe

First Impressions

Delancey Place is said to be the most prestigious address in Philadelphia, much of this due to the great charm of the homes and the beautiful facades. We brought the Old Village touch to the windows, shutters, handrail, and window grates on the front of this historic home near the Rosenbach Museum - and a gorgeous stain on the front door.

photo of front door, shutters and windows on Delancey Place
Old Village created a beautiful finish for the front doors and painted the door frame, windows, shutters and railing using Fine Paints of Europe to give this home great curb appeal
photo of front door, shutters and windows on Delancey Place
Old Village created a beautiful finish for the front doors and painted the door frame, windows, shutters and railing using Fine Paints of Europe to give this home great curb appeal

The french doors at the entrance greet visitors with a custom stain, created and applied by the Old Village Design Studio, that brings out the beauty of the wood , as shown in the close-up below.

photo showing close up detail of exterior door with a custom chestnut stain from the Old Village Design Studio
Gorgeous custom finish on the French Entrance Doors by the Old Village Design Studio
photo showing close up detail of exterior door with a custom chestnut stain from the Old Village Design Studio
Gorgeous custom finish on the French Entrance Doors by the Old Village Design Studio




See how Old Village Master Painters can Preserve and Enhance the Beauty and Value of your Home.

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613
Catering to Fine Homes in the Delaware Valley

215-540-0196 | Email
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