Where developer leaves off

 Sandy Ward Design refines

Plus million dollar residences should reflect their value visually and functionally.

This residence is a bi-level environment in the heart of Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia. Sandy Ward Design’s unique, imaginative additions to the residence create a “wow” factor unlike any other.

This spectacular home encompasses the 4th & 5th floors of a beautifully transformed 19th Century Brownstone.

Upon entering, the elevator opens to a sublime foyer that creates visual stimulation using custom millwork from floor to ceiling. The facing full lite door systems double as artistic focal points and functional accesses.

These double door systems are designed using full lite doors and transoms made of three form panels in random leaf pattern. The framing is painted bronze metallic. The door system to the right encloses a coat closet, and mirrored on the left is the entrance to the home office.

In the living room, the metallic and leaf motif cabinet pulls the theme forward. Sandy refers to this cabinet as a modern-day inspired Art Deco creation.


Wall coverings throughout are Italian silk with accent walls in bronze metallic, and metallic painted walls that flank the cornerstone of the residence, the barn doors.

Visually astonishing double-sided barn doors – true artistic sculptures – separate the main living area and the media room. These doors are in Sandy Ward Design’s signature style of soft tech, combining natural and high-tech materials. Only a photograph could describe the complexity of this amazingly dramatic diptic, with its hand-carved wood panels of Hindu gods Ganesha and Krishna framed in a complex puzzle of patina and rusted steel panels.

Creating a jewel box at every turn, more of Sandy Ward Design’s touches abound with furnishings or prototype artistic functional pieces. The windowless master bathroom came to life with natural light when adding rectangular transom using bottle bottom glass salvaged from doors circa 1920’s.

The furnishings are eclectic in the true sense of the word. From Custom to French, Italian to Indian, this modern home is a reflection of the world.

Whether Sandy Ward Design picks up where the builder leaves off or takes on a conception-to-completion project, the finished product is without question their unique signature.

“Each client is unique as is every environment.”

The finished product for this residence is a reflection of this intersection.