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Toby & Samy's Mid-Century Makeover House Tour

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 04:14 AM
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by Bethany Seawright (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified Dec 05, 2011

Name: Toby Shawe and Samy Badawy Location: Roxborough - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Size: 2300 square feet Years lived in: 18; Renovated 2008 - 2010 "Space becomes more an exciting entity that is a




 

 

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Name: Toby Shawe and Samy Badawy
Location: Roxborough - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Size: 2300 square feet
Years lived in: 18; Renovated 2008 - 2010

"Space becomes more an exciting entity that is allowed to exist purely for the pleasure of experiencing it." Architect Arthur Tofani spoke these words in 1958 in reference to one of his most notable works, the D'Onofrio Residence, but he could just as easily have been speaking about the home of Toby Shawe and Samy Badawy, which he also built, ten years earlier. Here, light flows from one room to the next, unimpeded by rigid formality. Slivers of stone become walls and casework acts as windows, with views to spaces just beyond.

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