Residential Projects

Nowhere is it more important for an architect to listen closely to the client than in residential commissions. Richard M. Cole & Associates spends the time necessary to thoroughly discuss clients' needs and desires to ensure a clear and mutual understanding of the design goals — and so that nothing is left to the contractor's imagination.

RMC&A specializes in innovative design solutions and finely-detailed finishes, such as custom staircases, handrails, window treatments, terraces, woodwork, cabinetry, fixtures and state-of-the-art mechanical systems, to meet each client's unique needs.

The results range from small-scale additions and renovations to new, 12,000-plus-square-foot homes that all stand as testimony to the special relationship between the firm and its residential clients.

Additional Works - Hankin House Addition & Renovation / Bachow House Addition & Renovation / Goldstein House / Dietrich House Renovation / Weiser House Addition & Renovation / Keiser House Renovation / Chestnut Hill House Renovation / St. Philip Neri Condominiums / The Awnings Condominiums
Bingham Court House
Villanova Renovation
New York City Apartment
Contemporary Town Home Renovation

Contemporary Town Home Renovation

When the changing needs of Richard M. Cole’s own family prompted a move, the architect became his own client, transforming an outdated townhouse into a spectacular and highly functional new home. Cole selectively gutted undesirable features and added new ones including a 400-square-foot, ground-floor, living-room extension with its own green roof.

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Lower Merion House

Lower Merion House

For an 80-year-old stone house that hadn’t seen improvements in over 30 years, Richard M. Cole & Associates updated, enlarged and brightened the interior to create a commodious home for a family of five. RMC&A designed a new, two-and-one-half-story family room and flooded it with light.

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Blue Bell House

Blue Bell House

The commission for a 12,000-square-foot home on five acres carried a seemingly contradictory program: create, space for lavish entertaining yet ensure a sense of intimacy for the owners when they were home alone. Richard M. Cole & Associates’ solution was a versatile first-floor plan that allows rooms to be closed off when not in use or opened to one another to create grand spaces for entertaining.

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