KCBA Architects is proud to announce that the new Carriage Stone Homes development in Norristown, Pennsylvania is under construction. KCBA donated architectural planning and design services for this Habitat for Humanity project that features five new two-story, three-bedroom townhouses.
The townhouses are located at the corner of Green and Jacoby Streets on the former site of an abandoned mansion that had caught fire in 2003. The initiative will aid in the redevelopment of the blighted area and be priced within reach of families who may not otherwise have the opportunity to become homeowners.
The design was planned to augment the existing architectural character of the neighborhood and features covered front porches, gabled roofs, large windows, and a spacious floor plan. Sustainable building strategies were integrated to improve efficiency and lower long term energy costs.
As of early January, much of the site and utility work has been completed. The houses are framed, sheathed, and roofed. Exterior wall house wrap, energy-star doors, and thermopane windows have been installed. Interior work has begun including installation of partition walls and mechanical systems. The homes are slated to be completed and ready for occupancy in April 2008.