CT&C Home Architecture St. Asaphs Elderly Housing

13 St. Asaphs Elderly Housing

location

13 St. Asaph's Road
Bala Cynwyd, PA

owners

Lower Merion Affordable Housing Corporation

funding

 

 

project description

 

Revitalization and Architectural Preservation for Affordable Housing in Lower Merion

During the past eight years, this single family 1920's Colonial Revival home with flanking office additions had been vacant and became deteriorated due to neglect. In this conversion, the building's exterior appears virtually unchanged, structurally; while the interior creatively accommodates six new apartment units. Five accessible/adaptable 1 bedroom units have been developed on the first floor of the

building, as affordable housing for the elderly. The top two floors have been developed as a four bedroom family unit for a live-in caretaker for the building.

Even though the structure was not considered eligible for listing on the National Register, CTC pursued a course that would preserve as much of the structure's interior and exterior elements, within the limits of the program constraints. These constraints involved the issues of preservation, lead paint abatement and project construction budget. The end result: Creative affordable housing for the elderly in an aesthetically pleasing historic building which remains in keeping with its surrounding area.