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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Louis Kahn-Designed Home in Philadelphia Wins Preservation Award

The Margaret Esherick House. The Margaret Esherick House. Wikipedia

The Margaret Esherick House in Philadelphia has been awarded a Citation of Merit by Docomomo US—an organization dedicated to the documentation and conservation of the buildings, sites, and neighborhoods of the modern movement. The house, which was designed by the influential Modernist architect Louis Kahn between 1959 and 1962, underwent a thorough restoration led by its current owners, the architecture firm k YODER design, and interior designer Louise Cohen. Originally built for Margaret Esherick, a local bookseller, the home features a kitchen designed by her uncle, Wharton Esherick.

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