Design Home 2016 Joins the Back-to-the-City Movement

It's been 13 years since Philly Mag's designer showcase has featured a townhouse in the city. This year's model is all-new from the ground up and filled with cutting-edge ideas.

This year's Design Home is the one on the right. | Photos: Jay Greene

This year’s Design Home is the one on the right. | Photos: Jay Greene

Those eight days the DesignPhiladelphia festival is spending exploring “Home” are just a warmup to the main event: a home full of ideas you’ll want to take home with you.

You’ll find them at Philadelphia magazine’s Design Home 2016, which this year returns to its city roots. We’ve chosen a brand-new luxury townhouse in the Adagio development, where Old City and Society Hill meet, to showcase all that’s hot and cool in the world of design. Built by U.S. Construction, designed by JKRP Architects and outfitted by WPL Interior Design, this year’s Design Home is a work of modern art that brings the classic townhomes of Rittenhouse Square and Society Hill into the 21st century.

If you enjoy spending time wandering the streets of Old City, you’ve probably run across this development as it’s taken shape on Front Street. It’s now complete, and on Saturday, October 15th, we’ll take the wraps off the model home to end all model homes for three weeks of house tours and other special events.

The photos below give you a hint of what’s inside this year’s home. Want the full experience? Get your tickets here.

As always, all ticket sale proceeds benefit MANNA.