Korman House

The Korman House Exterior Restoration

Designed by Louis Kahn (1901-1974), one of the most influential architects of the mid-20th century, the Korman House in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania is considered Kahn’s finest (and last) residential project. Although the home was completed in 1973, the weather over 30+ years had damaged the cypress panels on the exterior. Old Village Master Painters restored the cypress in a project that was featured in the February 2005 issue of Architectural Digest.

"This was his last house, and it is a masterpiece that synthesized many of the themes of his career: the creation of space with structure and light. the clear distinction between materials, and a deep sense of order. ...The house is an elegant series of sturdily built pavilions of wood and glass, at once a rustic camp and a half-timbered house."

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.




Beautiful Design

"The Korman House (1971–1973) is two stories (plus basement) and 6,950 square feet. Its primary materials are brick, glass, cypress, douglas fir, white oak, pine, and brick." Kahn Korman House

photo of the exterior west wing of the Korman House showing restored cypress siding

Cypress Restoration

Although it was only built in 1973, the finish on the cypress exterior and oak window trim had badly deteriorated. The undated before photo contrasts sharply with the final restoration by Old Village.

photo of Korman House before and after cypress siding restoration

Fully Restored

The photo below shows the beautiful detail of the cypress siding after Old Village's restoration.

photo showing detail of restored cypress siding at Korman House




See how Old Village Master Painters can Preserve and Enhance the Beauty and Value of your Home.

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613

Old Village Master Painters, Ltd.
PO Box 165
Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0165 USA
© 2000- Old Village Master Painters, Ltd
PA Contractor PA049613
Catering to Fine Homes in the Delaware Valley

215-540-0196 | Email
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