Most Unusual: Vintage Soda Fountain. Masks and Marilyn. Kings, Queens and Rooks. And One Sad Gorilla in Wayne

This extravagant three-bedroom house has a lot of the “unexpected,” as the listing puts it–but that’s primarily true of the decor rather than the inherent qualities of the home itself. From a bedroom with two different animal prints and contrasting floral patterns to a living room with an elephant painting and a large wooden giraffe statue, this is not a home that shies away from upended juxtapositions.

The freestanding bathtub looks like it came straight out of Waterworks, while another bathroom’s blurry sliding doors look like they were airlifted from Grandma’s row house. A Murano chandelier hangs in the entryway not far from a faux Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe. A candelabra in il vento.

Best of all, though, is the basement, which is fitted out to please the most curious child– or, perhaps, simply a curiously childish adult.

This playroom has a pinball machine; a mask collection; a vintage Coca-Cola-branded soda fountain with red-topped stools and a black-and-white checkerboard floor; a slot machine; a basketball hoop; shelves lined with chess figurines; a jukebox; paintings of African tribal people; and a stuffed gorilla that looks exhausted by all the fun.

Makes total sense!



THE FINE PRINT
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 5
Square feet: 4,518
Year built: 1989
Price: $1,295,000
Listing: 1209 Denbigh Ln., Radnor, PA [Zillow]

  • ojdiddoit

    sopo sucks,williams is all mouth,cole is lost,phillips is finished,graham is depth at best,chung is slow,uh oh we in trouble

    • Mr. Wu

      …aaaaaaaand your a d*ck!

    • usmcnole

      And you’re a typical negafelphian

  • Mr. Wu

    I gotta say when they picked Bennie Logan the first thing I thought was “Who the F is Bennie Logan?” and the second thing I thought was “Is Andy Reid still here?” seemed like a another redundant overachiever pick. Looks like it was a good decision. I am pretty satisfied with the top 3 picks thus far.

    • JofreyRice

      Yeah, he’s playing better than I expected. I might have underestimated him. LSU took him off the field in passrush situations a lot. He’s got a good mix of agility and power.

  • JofreyRice

    Kendricks was much better in this game, but I still think he can get better. That open field tackle of Newton was a little tentative. Maybe it’s a confidence thing? At Cal this guy played like he was shot out of a cannon.

    • cliff henny

      probably still thinking too much. nice improvement in just one week though

      • JofreyRice

        word is bond.

        • cliff henny

          yup. seems like we have real live d-coord and some assistants that can teach. have a couple players on that side…it’s a start. not like kelly/davis were left with ’85 bears talent level from ’12.

          • Guest

            yessir. loving me some Minters and McGovern

  • cliff henny

    when wolff gets pointed in right direction, the guy makes plays. safeties get big points from me for taking on blockers in holes, especially after last couple yrs

  • theycallmerob

    Granted this is all pre-season, but some things are beginning to crystallize:
    ***IMO, the best 3-man front is Curry-Logan-Cox. Thornton looks good playing the 5t, and Soap could fill in well at NT. He is what he’s always been, a gap-clogger in the run game who can eat up double teams; probably here this year only.

    For more girth against the run, the line could grow to “Thornton’s-Soapy-Cox” (sorry, I had to); Geathers also seems respectable at the 5t or NT. A nice pass-rushing front on 3rd down would be “Graham-Curry-Cox” (which doubles as an asian campfire delicacy). Add Cole onto the end in a 4 man look, such as 4-2-5. This unit seems to have had the easiest transition to 34. Good talent, especially Logan and Cox. I hope Logan sees more snaps with the 1′s against JAX.
    ***MInter and McGovern making lemonade out of lemons. Ryans and Kendricks look very, very good. I love the fact that Ryans is the veteran leader, but Kendricks wears the headset and is capable of wearing so many hats. Cole and Graham both seem very, very suspect. I hope Davis covers for this by ensuring (1) Cole rushes more during games- he’s currently at close to a 50-50 split, rather than previous Leo LBs under Davis who were closer to 70/80% pass rush. (2) Keep Graham learning behind Barwin in preseason, since Barwin is very good at run support and coverage. Graham needs to become solid in these aspects, as well as gap-sound. We all know he can pass rush. I would not discount a trade mid-season if Graham can’t get to at least Barwin’s level this year.
    ***DBs are, obviously, the biggest weakness. Hopefully a better pass rush will help disguise this. Fletcher is way better in coverage than either CB last year, and at least CW can tackle. Definitely need a CB next year, via free agency or draft. I hope Wolff gets more snaps in the JAX game as well, seeing as he already has more cajones than Allen. And Philips, unless he’s holding back akin to Ryans last year, is definitely not our savior. Lord help our back end

  • Johnny Domino

    As I sit here tonight watching Luck give way to Hasselbeck and David Carr take over for Eli, I feel pretty good about Chip’s options, regardless of the order.

  • Rick H

    All the defenses have been as vanilla as vanilla can be! Both QB’s have benefited greatly from that fact. Vick has played better then Foles. I am reserving any sense of “the offense is going to steamroll anybody” until we see several regular season games. No matter which QB it is nothing really has been proven. No team in the NFL has made any group cuts yet. That means there has been lesser talent to play against. Veteran established really outstanding players playing a handful of downs and not super motivated… When the game speeds up to regular season speed alot can change. I HOPE NOT! But this is going through the motions for a lot of these NFL players so far. When wins and losses start to count we shall see if we have any QB’s problems, any offensive line problems, receiver problems… What i am hopeful about is the Special teams play. I hope it truly continues and turns out to be a reality. The same with the slowly improved defense. I hope that it is a reality and not just preseason hype. No one knows truly on 2/3 of teams in the NFL.

  • Token

    I dont think that was ever his problem. His issue is, he is bad in coverage.

  • Mr. Wu

    if it’s not one thing it’s another with our backfeild

  • theycallmerob

    Last year, the DBs couldn’t do either. We’re batting .500!

  • JamesDDl

    You bring up a good point. Aside from the Pats we really won’t have any idea about the D after facing Carolina, Jville and the Jets in the preseason. Week 1 and the skins will pretty much be uncharted territory with this defense.

  • BlindChow

    Saw part of the Jaguars/Jets game. Looked like the Jags were running our offense (no huddle, stacked receivers..). Jets couldn’t stop it. Made Gabbert look like Brady.

  • Token

    Yea ill take something over nothing. Last year none of the 4 guys back there could stop me or you. Chung may be able to go out and set the tone.

  • #7

    If Vick walks I think we would draft a QB. Foles and Barkley would compete for the job

  • #7

    I get the point that people want to see what Foles can do, but the best thing that Chip did was split the reps evenly and made this an open competition. Foles had every chance to win the job and he did not get it done. I would agree more if we did not have talent like we already have and Vick was not on the roster. I knew that this competition would bring out the best in both of them and make them both better.
    If Foles has to come in I believe that he can win some games if he cuts out the numerous checkdowns.
    As far as Vick’s ceiling in this offense you’re exactly right, there’s no ceiling and that’s in our favor. We’ll definitely see in the reg season. Chip is doing some things that I’ve never seen and I want to see the best QB on our team run this offense.
    Offense explosion? Hell yeah I think it happen. I think I finally have confidence in our o-line and I think Howard Mudd leaving has worked wonders for us. Our lineman did not fit that technique. If our offense comes out blazing, it will give our defense more confidence and hopefully play above their heads in a few big games. That’s all NFL defenses are now…bend but don’t break defenses that get turnovers.

  • borntosuffer

    Agree on all points. With a healthy o-line and Vick playing like he has in preseason, this offense is going give teams a lot of trouble. No hedging your bets with the McCoy and Djax in your FFL. As long as you don’t call it a “dream team” or say you are “all in”, you should be fine.

  • JofreyRice

    Yeah, I’d say that there is some disservice being done to Vick as well, about the offense. I think Jeff McClane wrote an article about how “simplified” the offense is for him. It may be “simpler” than Reid’s system, but based on the TV footage and Vick’s helmet, it looks like he was reading the entire field on Thursday night, and progressing through those reads to the open guy. That doesn’t scream “simplification”, to me.

    It’s not a paint-by-numbers system by any means, and actually requires a lot more decision making at the line than Reid’s “Script the first 15 plays” style.

    From soup to nuts, he’s just won this competition.

  • aub32

    alk about grading on a curve. Since when does 3 fumbles (1 lost) and a bad pick in the RZ = good? I find it so funny how many people are glossing over these turnovers, but had they been committed by Vick, they would be heavily scrutinized. Last year the excuse was “he’s a rookie”. What’s the excuse now and when does it end? For a player who had a turnover problem last year to come out and have 2 turnovers in 4 series, why is that acceptable to so many of you?

  • nicksaenz1

    Real good article. Thanks for posting.

  • Fink

    ‘Unusually well-written’.. lol

  • Dominik

    I think that also explains the Draft we had. Get the offense going, establish the culture and then look for the Defense to be significantly better next year.

    Of course Kelly wants to win as many games as possible, but to get into the Playoffs would be a HUGE, HUGE success. No one is talking about the Superbowl this year and you can’t get to the Superbowl with the D we have in place and that’s ok. But to be in the Playoff contest would be a great way to establish yourself as a Head Coach. And it was very clear before that only the Offense could bring us into that category. If the Defense is ranked 20 at the end of the year, it should be ok. If the D is ranked 15, it would be huge.

  • OldBill1934

    So when Vick starts, and predictably reverts to the old Vick, will they blame Vick or Kelly?

  • knighn

    Good article! Thanks!

  • ICDogg

    I didn’t mean it as a dig to other bloggers, I just think that the guy is a promising writer. Good flow to his writing. .

  • ICDogg

    This season is going to try our patience, I think. But I think we’re going to see some solid improvements and will be one of the up-and-coming teams that people are going to get excited about, by the time the season is over.