Wanna buy a Lou Kahn?


The Esherick house. 1961. Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. For Sale at Wright, May 18, 2008 in Chicago. Estimated at $2–3 million. That’s all? How much was that Jasper Johns you just bought?

By the way, the Esherick house is right across the street from Robert Venturi’s house for his mother, completed just three years later.

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One Response to “Wanna buy a Lou Kahn?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    The Esherick House was actually built for the Kahn firm by Galen Schlosser who was also the supervising architect on the Salk Institute and the Kimbell Art Museum. GALEN SCHLOSSER was also the architect of the three precursor homes on Gypsy Lane in East Falls – built before the Esherick House. These three homes are a very well kept secret but are awesome inside.

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