Bucks County mid-century modern homes

The next 4 photos are of a Jules Gregory home in Bucks County.  Jules Gregory is featured on history page 7.  This home along with his personal residence near Lambertville,  I feel are 2 of the most beautiful mid-century homes of the area, due in part to the delicate feel of their curving roof lines

more information on Jules Gregory

exterior view

       views of interior courtyard

front entrance

Marcel Breuer 1947: Fisher Residence 

more information on Marcel Breuer

Fisher Residence 2009

William Kleinhauser front

William Kleinhauser Rear

Frank  Schlesinger front and side                                                                                
Schlesinger interior                             Longstreth/ Neutra link to longstreth

Longstreth 1963

Robert Bishop 1955



The following series of photos are of the Elizabeth H Ernst Residence in Bucks Co.  The home has undergone a complete renovation expanding the 1965 home by the Todd firm of Chestnut Hill into a much more livable space while maintaining the character and scale of the original home.

The initial concept of the redesign is by Fury Design of Philadelphia.  Link to the Fury design website

Before and after photos of the project

back side of home before                                             and after

front of home before                                                   and after

The original home was on 3 levels.  Along with the need for a master bedroom and attached garage another major goal with this project was to have the majority of the main living spaces all on one floor. The next 4 photos show the process of bringing up the two smaller bedrooms up 4 feet to be on the same level as the new gallery hall, master and garage.

The next 3 photos are taken at the same place in the main living space, original, during and after renovation

view of pond from new deck                                             original 1965 sketch of home


Overview of Philadelphia Area Mid-Century Modern Residential Architecture  (below on this page)   Photo overview   followed by brief written overview of Philadelphia mid-century architects  .

Time Line  of area modern homes from 1930's to today
 Mid-Century Modern Homes
Architects Who Designed Mid-Century Modern Homes in the Philadelphia Region    
 photographs of the regional homes designed by each architect are included
 Allan Berkowitz  Louis Kahn  George Nakashima
 Edward Bernstein  Vincent Kling  Richard Neutra
 Robert Bishop  Thaddeus Longstreth  Norman Rice
Frank Boyer  William Lescaze  Paul Rudolph
 Marcel Breuer  Joel Levinson  Galen Schlosser
 Armand Carroll  Thomas Mangan  Harry Sternfeld
 Albert Clauss  Irving Maitin  Irwin Stein
 Nathan Cronheim  George Mebus  Oscar Stonorov
 George Daub  Ehrman Mitchell  Frank Weise
 Kenneth Day  Newcomb Montgomery  Frank Lloyd Wright
Agoos/ Lovera LaVardera, Greg Re:Vision Architecture
Bloomfield and Associates M. G. Leach Rosenblum, Martin
Bower Lewis Thrower Metcalfe Architecture Stanev Potts
Culbert, Doug McDonald, Tim/Onion Flats Tarantino Studio
Erdy McHenry Moto Design Shop Verner, Steven
Interface Studio QB3 Webber, Brett
Jibe Design Michael Ryan Architects Wesley Wei Architects
Kieran Timberlake Rasmussen/Su Wesley Architects
Krieger & Associates
Wyant Architecture


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