Let’s take a look at Philadelphia artist Eric Hall’s home by taking a tour of his paintings. For example, Hall’s triptych Expressway (which portrays East Falls) hangs in the townhome’s living room, which has an open floor plan, hardwood floors and high ceilings. Collimation No. 35 (Arctic) hangs nearby, beneath recessed lighting. Above the woodburning fireplace, in the same room, is Collimation No. 44 (Canyon 1).
Collimation No. 27 (Trapeze 1), Collimation No. 28 (Trapeze 2), and Collimation No. 29 (Trapeze 3) stud the walls of the dining room, which features a china cabinet and a skylit atrium with exposed brick. Upstairs, there’s Collimation No. 10 (Genesis) in a bedroom that’s been converted into a family room/study.
On the third floor Collimation No. 4 (Oceanus) and Collimation No. 46 complement a bedroom suite with a slanted, skylit ceiling that opens onto a roof deck with incredible skyline views. Other perks that don't have paintings associated with them? A beautiful wood-shelved wine cellar or, as seen here, a pottery pantry.
Hall, who studied at the Corcoran School of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, is clearly fond of the word "collimation." It should be noted that his more recent series is easier on the dictionary: It's called Pyramid.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 1,875
Parking: Private, on-site
Price: $650,000 (down from $665,000)
2146 Spring Street
• Listing: 2146 Spring St., Philadelphia