ABOUT DESIGN HOME
2016 marks the 14th year of Philadelphia magazine’s Design Home. Over the years, each Design Home has exhibited the latest trends in the market. Our readers and visitors have been repeatedly awed by these remarkable, state-of-the-art houses. Thus, in keeping up with tradition, Philadelphia magazine’s Design Home 2016 will certainly not disappoint.
Design Home 2016 is a symbiosis of old and new. For the first time in 13 years, Design Home returns to the City of Brotherly Love. Located in an uber-luxurious townhouse development in Philadelphia’s historic Society Hill, Adagio is a modern interpretation of the classic townhouse and the epitome of contemporary living in a world class city with arts, culture, and five-star restaurants at its doorstep.
The process of building and design of the home will be chronicled through several special advertising sections in Philadelphia magazine and through this website. Design Home 2016, Adagio, will open its doors to the public for 3 weeks of house tours (October 15 – November 6, 2016) – with all ticket proceeds benefiting MANNA.
MANNA is the only organization of its kind in the Philadelphia area that prepares and delivers nourishing, medically appropriate meals to neighbors battling life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and kidney disease. MANNA provides hope and nourishment through its delivery of 3 meals a day, 7 days a week to thousands in the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area, all free of charge.
MANNA’s mission is made possible because of the 4,800 volunteers who give of their time each year. These caring neighbors are the true heart of MANNA. Each day they chop, cook, and deliver meals – enabling MANNA’s service to remain free to its clients. A recently completed study by the OMG Center for Collaborative Learning demonstrated the health benefits of MANNA’s medically tailored meals, something MANNA refers to as the power of Food as Medicine. MANNA provides healing support for both the body and soul as shown by its clients routinely reporting increased energy, improved weight, better tolerance of medication, and less stress over preparing meals.
MANNA’s delivery of delicious, medically appropriate meals, along with nutritional counseling, empower individuals to battle illness and improve their quality of life.
US Construction INC
As the President of U.S. Construction Inc., John Farina takes hands on approach with both his employees and clientele. Farina recognizes that the beginning of safeguarding clients’ objectives while actively seeking optimum results for the local communities begins with trust. He is dedicated to carefully planning and supervising each step of building to ensure flawless execution.
As a company, U.S. Construction Inc.’s mission involves using an inventive approach to building in order to make investments in the Philadelphia area. U.S Construction strives for excellence and to be the premier luxury builder in Philadelphia. They are driven by not only their clients, but also their clients’ communities. “By focusing on our clients and the neighborhoods where we invest, we plan on leveraging the city’s extraordinary culture and history as a roadmap for building the future.”
The Interior Designer
WPL Interior Design
Established in 1981, Walter Peterson, Marcello Luzi and the late Steven Weixler built a sterling reputation for their devotion to client needs and aspirations, while simultaneously creating fresh, relevant and inspiring interiors that have stood the test of time. With a passion for detail, a wealth of knowledge, and an uncanny ability to solve the most complex design problems, their Philadelphia-based firm, WPL Interior Design, continues to satisfy clients in ten states and three foreign countries. They remain the “go to” company for those who know and require exceptional interior design and service.
JKRP Architects’ message is simple; a place is nothing without people. This Philadelphia based architecture firm founded in 1984 puts people at the core of their process. They work collaboratively with clients from the beginning to make the project and the relationship as engaging as the result. JKRP is committed to exploring your neighborhood and becoming a part of your community to ensure your project is a success.