March 15, 2011
A Northern Liberties Home Is Featured As The House Of The Month In The March Issue Of Architectural Record
A house in Northern Liberties is featured as the House of the Month — that’s in the entire country — in the March Issue of Architectural Record.
According to the article, Northern Liberties has turned into “a vibrant community that honors its local history while allowing a modern sensibility to permeate new design.” We couldn’t agree more.
The Split-Level House, the latest project of Architect Kevin Angstadt, principal of Qb3 Design, is built on a small corner lot where a hotel was located 30 years ago. It’s a three-story brick building with a sod roof to modulate groundwater runoff. The name “Split-Level” refers to the inventive elaboration on a typical suburban split-level house.
With rooftop garden views of the Center City skyline, the Ben Franklin Bridge, and the bustling surrounding neighborhood, the house is a shining example of the quality of Philadelphia craftsmanship and design.
House of the Month March 2011: Split-Level House, Qb3 [Architectural Record]