This project consisted of the renovation of an existing structure and five new construction homes, with three detached and two attached. The existing building on a ¾ acre lot was built in the 1920s and had been used as a commercial office space for over a decade. The development goals were to create a small development of homes that embraced the existing structure’s aesthetic.
A zoning variance approval was required for dimensional relief of setbacks and minimum lot size. The exterior architectural elements of the new homes were inspired by the existing structure’s Wissahickon schist stone base, white stucco, and gable roofs. New modern elements added to the new structures included large exterior black windows, 10’ ceilings, full size basements, and en-suite bedrooms and bathrooms. Parking was provided at a minimum of two spaces per home, with a minimalist rear entry driveway.
The neighbors commended the proposal, and the result became a welcomed addition to the neighborhood. Overall, the project achieved a seamless integration of new construction development in an existing historic neighborhood while providing an updated modern flair to all the homes.
|Dwelling Units||6 single-family|
|Client||Frost Development Group|