Wyndmoor, PA

HOUSE IN BIDDLE WOODS is part of a subdivision overlooking Whitemarsh Valley. Eight 25,000 square foot lots were designed on a 23 acre tract of heavily wooded steep slopes, dense vegetation and flood plain. The site design is a conscious effort to reduce the negative impact of development on a environmentally sensitive property. The design creates a 16-acre surrounding nature preserve placed in permanent easement under the aegis of the Wissahickon Watershed Commission.

Our client selected a house site overlooking the wild, deep, stream fed ravine running through the property. For privacy we placed the gable end of the house facing the cul-de-sac. Principal rooms open out onto flagstone terraces for view of the ravine. We intentionally gave the house an English Country House appearance to relate to neighboring Chestnut Hill houses built in the early 20th Century.

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