When one of the occupants of an historic pair of "trinity" townhouses in Philadelphia suffered a disabling stroke, Kruhly Architects was asked to convert the first floor of one house into handicapped-accessible living quarters. The existing front room became a bedroom while a new addition provided a light-filled sitting room opening to the beautiful rear garden shared by both houses.
The addition and renovation preserved the delicate historical scale and character of the buildings and garden while meeting the functional requirements of a difficult program in a very limited amount of space.
for Historic Preservation,
Great American Home Award,