An 1845 Historic Renovation in West Chester, PA

Pine Street Carpenters spearheaded the whole-house remodel of an 1845 residence in West Chester known as "Edgewood." Located in Birmingham Township, Edgewood was built in 1845 by Charles Sharpless on the site of Birmingham Hill, where in 1777 patriots faced British troops in the American Revolution. The residence combines Gothic Revival architecture with Quaker influences, making it stand out in a region dominated by Colonial architecture. In addition, Sharpless built the home using local serpentine stone, giving the residence a unique green hue. Sharpless eventually sold Edgewood to Philadelphian Henry Pepper, who used it as his country home. After Pepper died, his widow, Sally Norris Pepper, sold the house to the famed Biddle family. The Biddle's added a tower to the residence which still stands today as one of Edgewood's most striking features. In 1973, Edgewood was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Complete renovations were made to the home, including exterior restorations; extensive interior structural repairs; all new electrical and mechanical systems; a renovated sunroom and master suite; several renovated bathrooms; restoration of several fireplaces; period finishes throughout; a finished basement; garage improvements; a poolside pergola; and more.
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Renovated living room from a historic whole-house renovation in West Chester, PA. Photo by John Welsh.
“inside my dream home...windows” — ce_kemp
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Renovated living room from a historic whole-house renovation in West Chester, PA. Photo by John Welsh.
“Color” — Joan Timmerman
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Renovated living room from a historic whole-house renovation in West Chester, PA. Photo by John Welsh.
“Love the mantel!” — eugeniagainous
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Renovated living room from a historic whole-house renovation in West Chester, PA. Photo by John Welsh.
“Fireplace” — penningtond
“Lighting” — srb3
“Fireplace” — anarmanal
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“the look of wine rack hung on top of rock wall” — lgwilkie
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“folding shutters” — michelletyndall
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“Back porch” — alyce131
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“Stone seat wall” — Landscape Group Inc
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“Tutor” — gadams54
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“Love the sage green” — devereuxdm
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“Corbels/Roof Tile” — millervic
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“Wall sconces, corner desks” — kh101869
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“vanity” — colleenmckenna
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“Window seat” — partswizard
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“polished nickel” — marykayavula
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“Shower” — Abby Merchant
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“Like the little subway tile” — sunshinejunkie
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“Closet Transom” — Danielle Baker
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“Vanity” — Penelope Scordas
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“большой сан/узел - душ справа от ванны” — bril007
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“Curtains around bath” — kathy429
Bedroom
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“carpeting” — mkdavies1
Powder room
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“Transoms” — kdunford1221
Inglenook bench benches turn hallway into children's reading room.
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Custom Inglenook benches and a custom bookshelf transform a previously unused hallway into a cozy reading nook and children's library. Photo by John Welsh.
“transom w/doors” — TAG
Inglenook bench benches turn hallway into children's reading room.
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Custom Inglenook benches and a custom bookshelf transform a previously unused hallway into a cozy reading nook and children's library. Photo by John Welsh.
“кабинет на 2-ом этаже” — bril007
Poolside Pergola in West Chester, PA
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Poolside pergola by Pine Street Carpenters. Photo by Pine Street Carpenters.
“Designs” — big city remodeling
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Poolside pergola by Pine Street Carpenters. Photo by Pine Street Carpenters.
“classy, breezy” — Linda
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“another view” — ce_kemp
Warming up in the Study
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“Wall hanging” — wlucas1208
More Than Just a Sunroom
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Four-season sunroom with Hope's floor-to-ceiling windows, providing a seamless connection to the patio and surrounding property. Photo by John Welsh.
“Tall cabinets on ends” — janiebard
History Restored
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Known as "Edgewood," this home on the National Register of Historic Places was built on a Revolutionary War battlefield in 1845. Combining Gothic Revival architecture with Quaker influences - and a tower addition built in 1889 - "Edgewood" stands out in a region dominated by Colonial architecture. Photo by John Welsh.
“Talkeetna tower house” — manszard
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New staircase and remodeled basement in historic 1845 home. Basement had been completely unfinished since 1845. Photo by John Welsh.
“Like the long iron hinges on storage door under stairs” — juliannecp
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New laundry room and remodeled basement in historic 1845 home. Basement had been completely unfinished since 1845. Photo by John Welsh.
“Layout” — kellytrapp
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Remodeled bedroom in historic 1845 home. Photo by John Welsh.
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Original windows from 1845. Photo by John Welsh.
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Original windows from 1845. Photo by John Welsh.
“Wonderful windows” — fredcj1
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“love” — jessbell
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“color pallet” — lovely47
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“make the shed a covered shed with sitting area.” — kverros
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“black” — mjr4
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“cool stair leopard runner carpet” — kverros
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“Door” — pocketmouse27
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“Window grills between ceiling beams, stained/painted?” — capenzone
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“ковка” — bril007
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“Shutters” — joannehassis
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“Gas light” — serbsvet
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“like the rounded post also thethe shop” — Gina Palmer
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“colors (similar carpet, white duvet cover... green walls?)” — marykayavula
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“paint color” — Aubrey Stewart
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“mariagallagher08@yahoo.com” — MG Design Enterprises
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“floor. clean look” — moffat213
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