Modern home integrated into historic neighborhood
Occupying an area of 3,800 square feet, Qb3 Design firm has completed a contemporary urban home design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Entitled the Split-Level house, the newly constructed house stitches itself into the neighborhood on a vacant corner in the Northern Liberties. Curved brick corners negotiate the irregular street grid, while the cadence of typical rowhouses and a palette of brick volumes and stone bases are translated into a new vocabulary. An interior palette of bleached and blackened oak, polished concrete and patinaed steel contrast the rich wood, hammered concrete and brick of the exterior.