Fort Washington

The name Louis Kahn is often spoken in the same breath as Frank Lloyd Wright, IM Pei, Frank Gehry, and other internationally influential and famous architects of the 20th century. Kahn is renowned for creating some of the world’s great institutional and monumental structures including 9 residential properties all within Philadelphia. In 1971, Kahn accepted Steven and Toby Korman’s commission to design a six-bedroom house. 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 internationally recognized Kahn Korman house has since inspired visits from architects, students, and historians alike. It is a destination that reveals how he created and understood domestic space. Visiting the house invites a new encounter with the qualities which define Kahn’s masterworks: respect for his chosen materials, disciplined detailing, thoughtful siting, and a sensitive “choreography” of structure and natural light. SpectraCon has overseen and managed all of the renovations to the property.