Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd.


Services Provided
Since its inception in 1996, Archer & Buchanan has been recognized for its exceptional custom residential projects including new homes, additions and renovations, historic restorations, country property planning and equestrian facilities.

Areas Served
Currently serving clients in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maine, Florida and Australia.

Typical Job Cost
$50,000 - $1,000,000+
Archer & Buchanan works on a variety of different projects of many different scales from several thousand dollar additions and renovations to multi million dollar restorations, renovations, and new construction custom homes.


Business Description
Archer & Buchanan Architecture, Ltd. is a custom architectural design firm whose work strives to meet the needs of sophisticated clients who value a collaborative design process, attention to detail and quality construction. The firm’s philosophy begins with the belief that buildings will be inhabited for a century or more and should continue to gain character, beauty and value as the years pass and history is created. The partners of the firm have an understanding of and strong appreciation for the rich tradition and history of Philadelphia, its historic suburbs and rural surroundings. They strive to preserve the local heritage by designing buildings that will continue to enrich one of the most beautiful and historic areas of the country.

Certification and Awards
Palladio Awards ('14, '07, '05), National Society of Registered Architects ('13), PA Society of Registered Architects ('13. '12, '11, '10, '09, '08), AIA Philadlephia Award ('12), AIA Small Projects Award ('08), Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia ('10).
Delaware County's Award Winning Architect & Design Firm
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125 West Miner Street
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I'm sorry, but we do not have any information on the specific sources of the lighting fixtures. they were selected by the homeowners.
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This floor is made of honed belgian bluestone. It is relatively expensive compared to other stone tile options, but the durability and natural beauty are perfect for a well used mudroom.
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Fabulous use of space!
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My appologies, but we do not have a record of the specific paint brand and color used for this project.
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Love how the dipping roof angles add to the design impact of the interior space! Fabulous!
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Thank you! The ceiling height is 9ft and the larger support beams are approximately 6" wide and 8" deep and the decorative cross beams are approximately 4" wide and 4" deep.
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J'adore les bancs. Où puis-je me les procurer ? Merci , M.
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Sorry, but we do not have any information on the island seating. They were selected by the home owner.
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Sorry, but we do not have any information on the paint colors used in this room. They were selected by the home owners.
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The island legs are approximately 6" in diameter and were custom designed by Archer & Buchanan Architecture.
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The dimensions of this space are 8'-0" x 12'-0". There is approximately 4'-0" of floor space between the two facing counters.
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Thank you! This custom vanity is 4'-5" wide.
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Cabinets To Go
We love white bathroom vanities! If you like this one, you might like to customize one using our Victoria Ivory cabinets > http://bit.ly/1t45VRr. They're versatile and brighten up any space! Let us know if you have questions.
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The island countertop is made of soapstone. Soapstone is a great choice for kitchen countertops because of its durability and stain resistence. Despite its durability, however, it does scratch easily and requires regular oiling. Sopstone also tends to be more expensive than typical granites or marble because of its rarity.
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84 x 60
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Thanks for your help answering the question correctly, E.B. Mahoney Builders!
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Yes, there is a small grove routed along the edge of each shelf to keep the plates from slipping off.
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The shelves are 6-3/4" deep. The wall is made of double 2x4 studs with a total thickness of 10-1/2"
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It's Paul Ferrante's "Theo"
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Yes, you are correct, dailydesigner! Thank you for your help answering the question!
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Great question. I don't know the exact answer but hopefully Porter Construction who built the house will be able to answer it for us.
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This mirror was selected by the home owner, and unfortunately we do not have any information on its source.
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GE Verabeam 400 watt Metal Halide fixtures
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Where is the pot rack from?
December 7, 2012 at 6:48AM   
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It was selected by the home owner and we unfortuantely do not have any information about its source.
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Houzz should always provide the colors of the walls. It is the most asked question. Just saying...
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The paint color was selected by the home owner and we unfortunately do not have a record of the specific brand or color used. Thank you to all of the Houzz users for all your suggestions of similar paint colors.
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OUr firm was not involved in the selection of the furnishing of this house so unfortunately we do not have any information on the source of these chairs.
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The island pendants were purchased at John Rosselli Antiques in Manhattan.
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This table was selected by the home owner and we unfortunately do not have any information on its source.
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Thanks! :)
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Thank you for your honest feedback. Our firm was in charge of the architectural design of this house but were not involved in the selection of the furnishings and accessories.
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The marble vanity was custom designed by Archer & Buchanan Architecture.
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Yes this calacatta marble vanity was custom designed by Archer & Buchanan and built by Porter construction. The brass legs are from Palmer Industries and it is possible to have a local stone fabricator make the top for you.
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It is Calacatta Marble
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Love how the wood treads extend all the way to the exposed back of the staircase like marshmallows between graham crackers!
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I would also love to have the info on the chairs.
December 8, 2012 at 7:05PM   
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I'm sorry but our firm was not involved in the selection of the furnishings in this space that we designed. We do not have any information on the sources of the furnishings or accessories. I am happy to answer any architecture related questions about the space for you.
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Sorry... I Thought she was the designer :) I am loving your website!
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The paint color was selected by the home owner and sadly we do not have any information on the exact brand or color used.
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I would like the wall and trim paint also. Perfection!
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The paint color for this room was selected by the home owner, and unfortunately we do not have any information about the specific brand or color of paint used.
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Try an online search for acrylic waterfall coffee tables and you will find several vendors.
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My appologies but we do not have any information on the furnishings in this room.
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stucco with fragments of the same materials used in the house. Got it.
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You are correct. Stucco and brick.
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The Pendant lights are called Zurich and are from Vaughan Designs
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Thank you for your assistance with this question daisybal4.
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The rug is part of the home owners collects and sadly we do not have any information on its source.
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Thank you
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Did you answer ther rug question? I love it too. Thanks!
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All of the accessories in this space were selected by the home owner and sadly we do not have any information on their sources.
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Thank you very much for your kind remarks! All of the hardware was custom designed and hand forged by Michael M. Cauldron Company, Inc. in North East, MD.
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The wall color was selected by the homeowner and we do not have any specific information on the brand and color used.
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The main roof is made of jumbo taper sawn cedar shakes and the sun porch is covered by a standing seam copper roof.
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The table was selected by the home owner and our firm does not have any information on its source.
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What paint cot is on the walls?
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The wall color was selected by the home owner and we unfortunately do not have any specific information on the brand or color used.
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Here's a photo of the gate. Each leaf of the gate weighs approximately 1200lbs!
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The entry hallway is 10-8" wide.
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These chairs are part of the owner's collection and we do not have any further information on them.
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Peter and his team were creAtive, responsive, professional, and a pleasure to work with. They built our pool house and kept it in keeping with the main house a...
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Archer Buchanan Architects did a fabulous job on our renovation project. They understood our needs while respecting the integrity of our 1935 stone colonial ho...
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