The Esherick House in Philadelphia by Louis I. Kahn is up for auction on 18 May 2008...
Completed in 1961, the house combines the sensuous qualities of concrete and Apitong wood, in Kahn's unique geometrical style.
As Nathaniel Kahn puts it:
"It’s the perfect house for a creative person. If I lived there—and I wish I did—I’d have my Mac, a few books and a coffee maker. Sun falling in a high room, treetops through the window, a fire in a great hearth, what else do you need? "
Expected to go for an estimated $2-3million, this is one house sale that could buck the sub-prime real estate slump.
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