This multiple-unit housing project is located on a unique, historic site in Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. The significant main house is sited at one of the highest points in Mt. Airy, a prominent structure fronting Germantown Avenue. The 1843 Greek Revival residence was originally designed by Thomas U. Walter, the architect of the United States Capitol Building, and has an Italian Villa Style addition built in 1850. Along with the restoration of the main house and barn, the project focused on developing a multi-unit complex which fits into the topography of the site, takes advantage of available views, and incorporates the existing planting into the overall landscaping plan.
Location: Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, PA
My Role: Part of design team; responsible for survey, design and construction documents.
Additional Credits: Lawrence D McEwen; Principal Architect
Jennifer Foster; LDMcE Architects
Thomas Faranda; Structural Engineer
Gill Schonour; Progressive Engineering & Design, Inc; Mechanical Engineer