We had a chance to walk around his neighbourhood, Rittenhouse Square, and it’s completely charming. As I was going down a very narrow alley in a very large car, I caught sight of this incredible building, and shot a picture out of the car window.
I have become fascinated with brickwork and spotted a great example at the top of the turret. I spotted the one below on an old house nearby. While this Flemish bond pattern is fairly common, what sets this off is the glaze on the header bricks.
One of the buildings that I thought was terrific was this late 1800’s apartment building, the Newport. It had copper bows and great arched windows along the front and side elevations.But what captured my attention was the name plate for the building. How fabulous is that!
One of the other reasons I went to Philadelphia was to pick up some antiques from Mark. One of the pieces that will be hugely useful is this Chinoiserie-style tray table and it’s campaign-style frame.
How was your weekend?