What a great resource. This comprehensive manual really breaks down the different styles of typical Philadelphia rowhouses and provides renovation guidance for homeowners...
The Philadelphia Rowhouse Manual was put out by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission last year. We wish there was one of these for DC – we’ve certainly got our share of rowhouses!
Although it was created for Philadelphians, much of the information provided is universal. The purpose of the manual is to educate owners on how this housing type can be adapted to modern living without compromising its basic form and architecture. It provides examples on how to incorporate various elements to update rowhouses for 21st century living.
With beautiful photographs and easy to understand diagrams, if you are even thinking about renovating a Rowhouse this is a must read.