Wm. Mulherin’s Sons is a new restaurant and boutique hotel IN Philadelphia serving an Italian-inspired, wood-fired cuisine that takes both its name and its vintage aesthetic from the 100-year-old whiskey blending and bottling factory that it occupies. The best part of this stunning place? It is filled with modern floor lamps.
The three-storey building in Fishtown was taken over by developer Method Hospitality, which wanted to keep its rough character but create a “cozy and convivial” atmosphere for diners and guests.
Stokes Architecture has retained the industrial character while they renovated the interiors for Wm Mulherin’s Son. Meticulously adhering to the building’s historical character, the design has preserved many features from the original décor, both externally and internally, such as the terra-cotta exterior signs, arched windows, interior millwork and safe.
The restaurant, located on the ground floor, is comprised of three distinct spaces: a daylight-filled, wood-paneled bar area sporting a speakeasy atmosphere, a cozy dining room complete with dark hardwood floors and fireplace, and a second dining area overlooking the wood fired oven.
Eclectically furnished, the lofty rooms feature mid-century furniture with custom-made solid wood pieces by Tim Lewis Studio, lighting by Roll & Hill and Workstead, and vintage Persian rugs, as well as modern amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, walk-in rainfall showers with frameless glass doors and Aesop bath products.
“Surrounded by a simplistic old-world colour palette and whimsical wallpaper, each room features a few relics from the building’s past – from a pulley system used for winching heavy loads to a claw-foot bathtub,” said the team.
The loyal Coleman standing lamp is the ideal for any industrial ambiance. It has a sober elegance and it’s possible to regulate its height and direction at any time.
All in all, Wm. Mulherin’s Sons provides a homey, convivial service that perfectly reflects the rustic-cum-urban atmosphere of its historical setting.
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