Did you know that the only synagogue designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright is in Elkins Park? The structure is considered by many critics to be Wright's most expressive house of worship. Translucent walls allow natural light to stream into the interior during the day, and at night, the entire building is illuminated with artificial lighting. "It is said that the sanctuary of Beth Sholom Synagogue demonstrates Wright's "unmatched capacity to translate ritual into space and experience."
Onto our listing. Another Elkins Park architectural gem, a 1950's mid-century modern designed by prominent Philadelphia architect Arthur B. White, is on the market at the asking price of $299,000.
The 2,000 square-foot home features four bedrooms, two and a half baths, Silestone countertops in the kitchen, which opens to the large living room (expanded in 2003), a family room, study area, and formal dining room with flagstone floor. The lower level has a large exercise room and additional storage space, and the buyer is to receive a 1 year HSA home warranty at time of final settlement.
· Beth Shalom Synagogue [Wright on the Web]
· 224 Waring Road [Estately]