There is a fine line between pattern and color interplay reading as sophisticated and eclectic and as “I’m Edie Bouvier Beale and I live in Grey Gardens.” This enormous Bella Vista home skirts Edie territory but mixes half of ROY-G-BIV in a series of saturated paint colors, intricate floor patterns and seriously intense wallpaper. We are especially keen on the peacock hallways.
Built in the 1860s, the home retains Victorian details like light fixtures, crown moldings, center ceiling medallions and ornamental marble fireplaces and cornices. The entryway includes marble wainscoting and antique tile and leads to a living room with the first of several antique chandeliers. The kitchen has been through a series of modern updates, including high-end appliances, pendant lighting and quartz counters. A spa room leads to the garden and includes more stained glass and a hot tub.
Upstairs on the second and third floors are bedroom suites, a laundry room and a kitchenette (tucked behind pocket doors!). The second-floor master suite includes a sitting area with fireplace and a private deck. The fourth floor serves as a multi-purpose room with sloped ceilings and curved walls. It also includes its own enormous deck with skyline views.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 6 full, 1 half
Square feet: 3,834
Price: $1.2 million
758 S. 10th Street, Philadelphia
TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach
Listing: 758 S. 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147