There are two kinds of people in this world. Those who wholeheartedly embrace the word “bling” and use it without hint of irony, and those who don’t. This house? It’s for the former. There is just no other way to describe a home with Swarovski light fixtures in the kitchen. “Flashy,” “ornate” and “meretricious” can’t possibly get the job done. This townhouse revels in its own bling.
Built by Kostas Macos, the four-story home also happens to be ornate. The square acreage of intricate wallpaper could cover a smaller house several times over. There is a 30-foot marble entrance. The listing mentions “10 feet of coat closet.” The second-floor formal living room features 10-foot ceilings, custom molding and Juliet balconies. The master bedroom suite includes 16 feet of wall closets and a Travertine spa as well as its own laundry station.
The kitchen is outfitted with a six-burner Wolf dual-fuel convection oven and professional range as well as a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher. The sink? By Julian. The marble countertops? Courtesy Calcutta. Wolf, LG, Miele, Jenn-Air … these are familiar luxury kitchen brands. This home charts new territory with light fixtures by Swarovski (Diamonds are too expensive and heavy).
Outside there is a custom container garden with a Rain Bird irrigation system (never forget to water your tomatoes again), tiled floor and Trex fencing. The roofdeck, which offers unobstructed city views, also includes a wet bar.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 3,085
2057 Lombard Street
Listing: 2057 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19146