As described by Arthur Tofani in his presentation to the D'Onofrio's
in 1958 " powerful, curving walls of local stone, deeply rooted to the
earth, carrying a wing like roof whose form, the result of long study
of developed forces, permits support at almost any point. Under this
crisply graceful shelter, spaces could be disposed freely. Gone is the
constricting formality of the recent past. Space becomes more an
exciting entity that is allowed to exist purely for the pleasure of
The incredible curving roof of this home is a true one of a kind.
It draws your eye out in every direction and it truly feels as if is
just floating above. The design and fine craftsmanship have resulted in
a very low maintenance roof for the current owners to a level rarely
seen in homes of this period. Light was a careful consideration in
design with morning southeastern light for the bedrooms. All major
rooms of the home have full southern exposure. The setting southwestern
sun can be seen from the living and dining room area.
1949 Arthur Tofani design in Roxborough note similar small colorful windows
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
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