The Perfect Marriage

The Perfect Marriage
A person’s home should be a true representation of their taste and personality right down to the finishing touches. Different styles must be married together to create the perfect abode for all of the inhabitants of the house. In the case of this custom designed backsplash, various elements and textures come together to create a […]
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First Impressions are Everything

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First impressions are so important in a home. In this custom home in Wayne, Pennsylvania, a wood coffered ceiling is barreled through the front entrance complementing the mahogany leaded glass front door. Modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris France, this architectural detail was not only used to make a beautiful impression, but was […]
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A Cohesive Entry

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Your front door says it all. The first and foremost way to marry the outside of your home to the inside is to mimic the shape of the front door to the interior archways. This large French provincial style Honduran mahogany front door matches the elliptical arches inside this Main Line home. Although the width […]
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The Grand Ballroom

semerjian builders The Grand Ballroom
In this European style ballroom, the soaring 12-foot ceilings allow for 11-foot Palladian style French doors leading to juliet balconies. The other pair of French doors opens to a large rear terrace designed for formal entertaining. All of the glazing allows tremendous light into this formal space. The room is further adorned with plaster crown […]
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Small Details Make a Big Impact

Small Details Make a Big Impact Semerjian Builders
Susan Ferrier, the noted interior designer of McAlpine Booth & Ferrier Interiors designed this private bathroom for a custom Villanova, Pennsylvania estate home. Rather than the typical painted wall, the Waterworks brick pattern in honed Azul limestone adds interest and natural texture. This limestone wall continues into the shower giving the illusion of more space […]
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A Ceiling that Pops

Semerjian Builders A Ceiling that Pops
The dark navy English style wall panelling in this formal dining room allows the eye to focus on the ornate plasterwork adorning the ceiling. Intricately made, the plaster medallion with links and delicate ribbons connecting each part was installed piece by piece. This kind of craftmanship does not come in a box. It takes a […]
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No Detail to Small.

No Detail to Small.
Simply put…we are obsessed with detail. Mark goes as far as to make the Old World plaster latticework on the ceilings match the exact angles of the diamonds crafted in each of the arched cased openings. This is merely an example of the thought process and detail that goes into meticulously building each and every […]
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Repurposing at its Finest.

Repurposing at its Finest.
A beautiful Louis XVI style demilune cabinet with rosewood and palissander inlay and pink Breccia marble top from Decorative Crafts of Italy was creatively converted for use as a vanity in this Main Line estate’s formal powder room. This unique bathroom features a cut crystal Vitraform sink and a Phylrich faucet with crystal levers. The […]
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Traditional Meets Transitional

Traditional Meets Transitional
European detailing is abound in this formal Main Line living room. The walls are fashioned with custom panel moldings that add subtle texturing on the walls. The incredible ceiling displays Old World craftsmanship with authentic plasterwork in a diagonal lattice and diamond pattern with delicate plaster ribbons and bows throughout. Blending dominant and delicate details […]
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Craftsmanship at its Best

Craftsmanship at its Best. Semerjian Builders
Old World techniques and high specialty craftsmanship are staples in a Semerjian home. All of the custom homes Mark builds frequently feature intricate materials he sources from around the world. This hardwood medallion featuring five different species of wood was custom made for a new home in Wayne, Pennsylvania. It is painstakingly cut and assembled […]
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Designing a Semerjian Custom Home Roofline

Designing a Semerjian Custom Home Roofline
When designing a custom home, the complexity of the roofline is imperative to the overall feel of the house. This French Normandy inspired home has varying roof heights, elevations and projections, which highlight architectural detailing such as stone and timber framing. Despite using various materials in its construction, this home still looks uniform.
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It’s all in the Details

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Every detail matters in a Semerjian home, and luxurious floors are no different. It’s important to understand the client’s intention for flooring in the early stages of building the home so height differences between rooms can be accounted for to create a completely flush, seamless transition between the two rooms. Even though the flooring materials […]
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