Philadelphia based design studio Qb is pretty well known in these parts &mdash and it's due to the fact that they can design spaces in cities that are not typically known for their design capabilities (unfortunately) and still pique the interest of people all over the world.
Designed by Qb; Split Level House is located in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia. I pass this house on a fairly regular basis (it's located a few blocks from one of my favorite Philly restaurants- Honey's Sit & Eat). Each and every time I pass this house I can't help but stop for way too long at the stop sign and stare. I've always wanted to know what the interior looks like &mdash but my daydreaming always comes to an abrupt halt when I realize there are five cars behind me and I have to move forward.
The exterior is a curved brick facade &mdash the interior: bleached and blackened oak, polished concrete and steel. The Split Level House is just above street level and continues to raise three stories, topped off with an elegant and serene roof top terrace. Topping out at 3,800 sq.ft, The Split Level House is pretty hefty, especially for the neighborhood it's located in.
We'd hate to be getting dressed and realize we forgot our shirt in the laundry room!
(Images: Todd Mason)