A midcentury modern home by one of Philadelphia’s most prolific architects was recently listed in the city’s northwest neighborhood of Roxborough. Completed in 1951, the glass-and-concrete block structure was designed by Frank Weise, who spent his earlier years working at the local Philly firm of modernist legend Louis Kahn and studying under Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius at Harvard University.
Weise is known for many of his local projects, including the restoration of Head House Square in Society Hill, as well as leading an 60s-era advocacy group of local architects and citizens to persuade federal highway officials to run a portion of Interstate 95 below street level along the Delaware River waterfront. This particular residential project was one of several that Weise built in the areas outside of Philadelphia’s city center.
This particular three-bedroom, two-bath home offers nearly 1,800 square feet of living space and many original details, including a tiled bathroom in shades of baby blue. Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer and selected for a regional home tour, this home is recognized as one of Philadelphia’s best examples of midcentury-modern design. Keep scrolling to see more of the interior and backyard. The house is available for purchase for $450,000.