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
Square feet: 4,518
Year built: 1989
Listing: 1209 Denbigh Ln., Radnor, PA [Zillow]