challenge was to fit a new 3,400 SF
dwelling well contextually with its neighbors on an older,
established residential street in Chestnut Hill, while developing a
contemporary, less formalized floor plan within the walls.
The site fell within the boundaries of
the Wissahickon Watershed and met the criteria for storm water
management (ERSA) while also meeting a demanding program on a
severely sloping site, featured by a drive through access, multiple
terraces, swimming pool and waterfall spa.