Client

City Living Philly

Location

Philadelphia, PA

Scope

9,897 SF

2000 Spruce Street is a newly restored 4-story brownstone building in the Rittenhouse Historic District of Philadelphia, PA.

Originally built as a private residence in 1860, the building was converted into an apartment building in the early 20th century after a fire completely destroyed the top floor. In 2015, CosciaMoos was hired to renovate and restore the building to its original design.

 

 

 

Our work included rebuilding the top floor and the curved mansard roof, adding new historically accurate wood windows, and repairing the brick masonry walls, metal flashing, and brownstone stucco. The interior was also completely renovated, and many historic elements, such as the ornate central stair and mosaic tile entry floors, were restored to their former beauty. Getting the details exactly right was a challenging part of the process. Members of the construction team received special training on how to properly recreate the brownstone stucco and its incised ornamentations, as well as the bonneted dormers.