This unique contemporary home on the Schuylkill River was built 13 feet above water level to rise above the 100 year flood plain. The open plan main floor is accessed by a foot bridge from the upper bank. A driveway wraps around the site and down to parking below the house. The massing of windows on the south side facing the river provides winter warmth, but thanks to the extended overhangs, the home is protected from summer heat. The owner/contractor built this three bedroom home for his family. But they had scarcely moved in when a potential buyer driving by made them an offer they could not refuse.