Kahn Korman Estate

Fort Washington, USA

The Kahn Korman Residence is Louis Kahn’s final residential project. The care and upkeep of this home and landscape is pivotal to the legacy of the Korman Family.The landscape vision plan for the estate was designed as a walking narrative that establishes site lines and distant views to and from the house that are important aspects of understanding the property in its entirety. One primary aim of the design was to find the balance between the manicured landscape and the informal garden. Changes in elevation establish areas for focused attention. The proposed design for a promontory utilizes the implied grid of the residence as an organizer creating an elevated plateau which reinforces views towards the residence. Additional key components of the project include a contemplative garden, reflecting pool, formal garden terrace and mown meandering paths. Lou Arencibia was design lead and project manager for the Kahn Korman Estate while at Land Collective.