1900 Rittenhouse Square Lobby

1900 Rittenhouse, built in 1926, has both Art Deco and Beaux Arts elements that give the building a unique architectural presence on the Square. The lobby spaces were thoughtfully re-envisioned by Marguerite Rodgers. The perimeter of the oval lobby is punctuated by original arched openings that lead to the refreshed rooms, along with arched alcoves where a new fountain and entry console are featured. To highlight the detail of the original plasterwork, the classical motifs are painted in warm, saturated hues drawn from the refurbished terrazzo floor. A restrained lighting design, including focused spotlights and refurbished sconces, creates a soft glow in the main lobby, while the small elevator lobby and sitting room are crisply delineated from one another in materials and textures that respect the history of the building. The updated, restored, and new furnishings with sensitive finishes and lighting create a relaxed elegance that invites social interaction. 

  • Contractor: Star Contracting and Painting
  • Photography: Halkin | Mason Photography LLC