2011 Walnut Street, Floor 2
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Krisheim East Residences
AKA designed four houses, collectively named Krisheim East Residences, to form a small
cluster around a large open green space in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. The houses
share a material palette of stucco bases, clapboard siding, shingle roofs, and galvanized
metal eaves, gutters, and downspouts, but vary in form and siting. One of the four
houses was designed to be fully accessible for an owner with limited mobility.
The other three houses are similar in form with gambrel roofs and a free standing
garage forming two sides of the front entry courtyards. The fourth fully accessible
house is crowned with a large overhanging gable roof. The back of each house looks out
over the shared meadow - preserved as open space in perpetuity.