|Linked below is a house for sale by the architect that designed mine. He also designed a lot of rather odd stuff, and did urban renewal where he was hampered by size and budget. My house is in the latter categories but I think his vision was persistent. |
My house sits about where the door is sliding off the pile of old lumber. These were probably taken in preparation for the redevelopment and my house was finished within two years of this photo. So, you can see it was a neighborhood for the adventurous.
What he was able to do, though was make the interiors fairly light filled, which was one of the positive aspects of brutalism.
This modest house, the Carner Residence, is much nicer on the interior than one would expect:
So, I think I want to be careful what I put back in this house, in terms of what is attached to the house itself.
Here is a link that might be useful: Gladwyne House
This post was edited by palimpsest on Sun, Feb 3, 13 at 14:58
|Love the link-that's where I grew up! Well, the area, not the house!|
|I can walk to the linked house. What they fail to say is that it is very close to the Schuylkill Expressway and traffic noise is pretty constant. On the other hand, there is an enormous and very beautiful estate behind it. |
No suggestion about what to do with your house, as your eye is far better than mine. I love windows, but in the city, I also would want privacy.
|In the white brick houses, people can never quite figure out what to do with those walls of glass that line the stairwell. It lets a lot of light in but it makes for exposure going up and down the stairs. The large walls of glass in my house are oriented toward privacy. However, this means we look out at a brick and stucco blank wall or at the parapet with a bit of a view over the top. |
The street facing windows are going to have to be multilayered, I think. Room darkening roller shades for nighttime light control, sheers for the day and probably curtains for evening privacy.
|This bathroom doesn't look to bad at a glance, and I like the sink, but it has a 24" door and a very cheap metal tub: |
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