Large Scale Luxury in Old City
This new construction custom home in Old City is the latest home of Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod. When he and his wife Erika relocated from their first home, also in Old City, to embark on the next chapter of their lives together, this 5,200 square foot home seemed the perfect location. With the help of Henck Design, their 5 bedroom, 3 ½ bath custom home became a one of a kind space for the young couple, which was in need of home decor, space planning, paint color selections, material specifications and overall interior design planning. Henck’s primary goal for the design of this Eagles Players’ interior design style was to create a luxurious hotel-like feel in order to add character and charm to the new construction property.
In order to create a lighter, modern kitchen, Henck had the cabinets updated to a fresh white rather than the existing gray wood cabinetry. Gleaming marble countertops and decorative gold fixtures add life to the space with open sightlines into the great room.
Reflective materials like antique mirror, glass, and brushed gold are found throughout the dining and living room to add a glamorous feel to the space. Floor to ceiling linen draperies add a grand appeal and soften the great room. While every stitch of furniture was kept neutral, Henck layered textures to maintain a chic quality and specified only the finest of furnishings and home decor for this A-list client’s interior design project.
Henck designed custom items that can be seen throughout the space such as millwork on the living room and dining room walls to enhance the character of the main floor. Other custom items include the floor to ceiling limestone fireplace, a custom dry bar with wine storage, and Fornasetti wallpaper in the powder room.
Last but not least, McLeod’s man cave served as a point of inspiration for Henck Design’s creative process. While the lower level man cave is not completely consistent with the rest of the home’s light and neutral style, it does serve as a valuable space for entertaining. Rodney’s retreat in the basement of the space is outfitted with a spectacularly masculine array of finishes such as leather, rustic wood, hammered metal, and silvery wallpaper. Custom commissioned art pieces from local fine artisan Chuck Styles adorn the walls and create an environment where the football star can relax.
Henck Design took this home from a completely primer-white canvas to a space that is now lush and upscale. Any guest who steps foot into the young family’s home will surely be wowed by the posh feeling and stately interior design!