Northern Liberties home gets top nod from architectural magazine

    Update: Apparently, we’re a very design-forward city. Philebrity pointed to a blog post from the Architect’s Newspaper that talks about those funky Market-Frankford Line benches you can catch at stops like Eighth Street. They’re locally designed and pretty durable, too.

    It’s sleek, modern, full of glass and probably doesn’t stand out too much from nearby properties. But a Poplar Street home in Northern Liberties caught the attention of Architectural Record, which has named the home its “House of the Month.”

    Dubbed the “Split-Level House,” the well-lit hard-angled home boasts a sod roof for groundwater runoff. Designed by Qb3, the house covers 100 percent of the lot, which was formerly occupied by a vacant hotel.


    But leave it to Philadelphians to but a damper on an honor. Many of the commenters, some who imply they live nearby, can’t get on board with the modern look and railing-less stairs. Others like the house, but not the neighborhood.

    Perhaps the architect can frame the comments next to the framed copy of the article? Ya know, just to keep the ego from getting too big.

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