The Korman House Exterior Restoration
Designed by Louis Kahn (1901-1974), one of the most influential architects of the mid-20th century, and considered Kahn’s finest (and last) residential project, the Korman House in Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania was restored and featured in the February 2005 issue of Architectural Digest.
A 'before' picture is shown in the album below from the University of PA Archives
Old Village Master Painters completely restored the exterior of the home, which included cleaning, sanding, and applying new varnish to the cypress walls and oak windows.
Entrance to Korman House
Korman Before Restoration
Photo of Korman House Before Restoration (from UPenn Archives www.designupenn.edu/archives/majorcollections/kahn/likkorman.html)
Korman House Corner
Finished view of the exterior restoration.
Large 1st Floor Windows and 1 of the 3 chimneys that anchor the building.
Korman Windows 2
View of the 1st Floor Windows and Chimney
Korman Rear Corner
Beautiful view of the 2 story exposed wood surface after restoration by Old Village.
Rear view of the Korman House showing the restored cypress walls.
Korman Corner Entrance
Corner Entrance to home.
Korman House Rear
2 Story Cypress Walls which were sanded and varnished by Old Village
Exterior Restored Deck surrounded by brick
Korman Glass Wall
This 2 story glass wall is a striking feature of the Korman House. Oak supports were restored by Old Village.
Refinished 1st Floor cypress walls
Garage Doors refinished by Old Village
Korman Sculpture Garden
Small sculpture garden surrounded on one side by glass wall and on another by cypress.
Detail of wall showing oak door and cypress walls
Japanese Maple complements the glass and wood walls of the Korman House.
Korman Wood, Glass, Brick
Great contrast between the large glass windows, exposed brick chimney and outdoor fireplace, and restored cypress walls.