520 Station Ave. | Glenside | 19038
Architect: John Whitehead
Built 1961; 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 2500 square feet
Magnificent Mid 20th Century masterpiece designed for the original owner in 1961 by John Whitehead, a disciple of Louis Kahn and Phillip Johnson. It is built perpendicular to the road on an east/west axis, carved into a hill with substantial window glazing and white stucco walls cantilevering over the ground level field stone wall giving this house a very organic ambiance in the International style vernacular. A two story, 2,500 SF lIving area with outside separate basement entrance and adjacent main entrance to the library/music room behind commercial glass doors. The house floats over the car port flanked by beautiful 10 foot fieldstone walls that make you feel like you’re deep in a bucolic country setting. ‘Inside/outside living’ is exemplified by the 8′ x 60′ waterfall wall, faced with corten steel panels that drown out every noise but zen.
The kitchen was totally renovated with stainless steel cabinetry and white Carrera marble…bathrooms feature sunken tub with steam room and stainless tube skylights. Birch wood floors stretch out to the massive field stone fireplaces on each floor. Once you experience this modern vintage home, you’ll understand why photographers choose this for fashion shoots!…Truly art in architecture.