Diane Fiske

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This ‘passive house’ in Bucks County is designed for sustainability and growing old

“We wanted to build something that would make a difference and create a legacy house for our family and kids, something that can last and be passed down,” said Donna Allen, who had a home designed Lower Makefield.

An irresistible new house drew them to East Kensington

The exterior of the new house is modest, corrugated metal, one of its architects said. The emphasis is on the interior, "where the building inhabitants will experience it most.”

North Philly investment property had so much potential, he moved in himself

Benjamin Allen had renovated three other North Philly rowhouses. "I intended to rent this one out but quickly realized the property’s potential and decided to make it my home,” he said.

A Center City house with ‘an oasis that is not visible to anyone passing by’

Once a “total mess,” the historic rowhouse’s yard has been redesigned with a potted garden and plunge pool. “When the weather gets nice, we live out here,” the homeowner says.