Louis Kahn- Esherick House
The final example of Louis Kahn’s work I have is known as the Esherick House located in Philadelphia. Kahn’s integration of geometry, light and materiality are clearly expressed in the Esherick house, complimenting the warm, intimate residence with a sense of a sheik, contemporary touch. Wide open spaces accompanied by the natural light, wood finishing, and geometrical modern design and furniture makes this house one of Kahn’s most studied pieces of work. In 1992, the house was awarded the distinguished honor of a Landmark Building Award from the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1992. Photographer Todd Eberle was brought in by Richard Wright to capture the beauty of the dwelling, to be published in the auction catalogue. It was put up for sale in May of 2008, and sold for an estimated $3 million.