Philadelphia Urban Infill

This home was honored as a Home of Distinction in the 2014 Jerry Rouleau Awards for Marketing and Home Design.



by Myles Biggs

Located in the Brewery District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this particular project consists of two attached, three-story homes and was built by Vaughan Buckley Custom Homes. This design is proof that modular homes have immense design flexibility. 

The home is made up of multiple modules set in a narrow infill lot. The modules are stacked on top of one another to create efficient and contemporary spaces.

Upon entering the lower most level of this home, the home owners are greeted by a dramatic central staircase entry into an integral garage and a ground floor home office with sliding glass doors opening up onto a fenced-in, urban outdoor retreat. The stairs lead to a second story that features a large living area and a contemporary kitchen space. As in the first level, the rear of the dwelling has sliding glass doors that open up to a small outdoor living space.

The third story consists of two bedrooms and a spectacular master bathroom. The master bathroom features custom finishes and fixtures, specifically selected by the home owners.

The roof of this urban retreat has been fitted with an outdoor living space. This roof-top deck has space for a bar and entertainment area, with spectacular views of the Philadelphia skyline.

In addition to the main living areas of this home, the owners have transformed the basement area into a functional game room and lounge.

What’s your favorite element in this home? Tell us in a comment below!

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Rosemary Godfrey

8:57 AM on June 30, 2014
My favorite part of this home is the roof-top living space. Definitely the roof! It gives the whole place a feeling of being able to breathe and relax after a long, busy work day.
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