A Study in Contrasts: Cherry Hill Edition

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Custom estates tend to highlight extremes. The budgets are big, the homes are big, and the decorating is grand. Customized luxury betrays an owner’s tastes in ways that can’t always be erased by deft staging or other realty sleight of hand. Sometimes the mix can be surprising.

There is a lot about this four-bedroom mansion to find swoon-worthy, for instance. Of note: the Joanne Hudson-designed gourmet kitchen. We adore the island, the built-ins and the interplay of the dark wood and the lighter marble. The estate also features a jaw-dropping tonnage of marble installed throughout the many bathrooms and the standard well-manicured landscaping. The master suite’s walk-in closets are closer to personal shopping boutiques and the fireplace is practically walk-in sized as well.

And then there are more curious details like pink shag carpeting, strangely unnecessary pillars, deeply purple walls and dungeon-style bedroom lighting.


Below, the divine and the curious.





THE FINE PRINT
Beds: 4
Baths: 3 full, 2 partial
Square feet: 6,749
Price: $3.2 million

Listing: 1140 Barbara Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

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  • kimada

    Well, just the fact that it seems to have 2-panel instead of 6-panel doors is enough to make me like ANY house, but seriously, the front doors are nice, the marble fireplace in the bedroom is cool, the kitchen is impressive, the floor in the dining room with its fairly subtle border could work for me, and as far as the pink carpeting – it looks like it’s in a sitting room or den, so quirkiness in a private part of the house is always OK. Interesting how most people would call this a luxury home because of its size, but it’s really the design, detail. and quality that make a home special. A luxury home is never small, but even if it’s only slightly larger than average it can qualify as one if the actual details and finishes are great.