North Charleroi, Pennsylvania, has two round houses, both designed and built in the wake of WWII by contractor Walter Rockwell. “He had a bug for round things,” his son told a local paper.
The Pittsburgh, Pa., area has at least one more round house. . . I grew up in it. Designed by (my uncle) architect Preston Abbey, Bradford, PA, it was built in the Pittsburgh suburb of O’hara Township around 1961. Sandstone and redwood exterior, circular staircase up the middle with rooms radiating outward from there. Skylight over the top of the staircase.
Here to report another PA round house; built by my father in the 90′s in Plymouth Meeting. Would love to share pictures and learn more about the history and fascination of round houses to the futurist/visionary set. Please contact me if interested!
wonderful – very interested to learn more!
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