Medary's Art Nouveau–influenced house for German manufacturer Adelbert Fischer has the simple cubic massing and overhanging roofs of a fin de siècle European country house. The side toward the Wissahickon gorge is by contrast far more open with segmental window heads denoting reinforced concrete detail derived from William Price's early modern buildings. As the home of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, it has been further embellished with graphic ornament of their devising that connects it to their catholic interests and makes the house a rare merging of taste and adventure.
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Fischer–Venturi and Scott Brown House
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