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
Frank Schlesinger front and side Schlesinger interior Longstreth/ Neutra link to longstreth
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 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
Index to MODERN HOMES PHILADELPHIA History Pages
Overview of Philadelphia Area Mid-Century Modern Residential Architecture(below on this page)Photo overviewfollowed by brief written overview of Philadelphia mid-century architects .
Time Lineof area modern homes from 1930's to todayMid-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