Gold Chinoiserie Meets a Cool Basement Bar in Rydal

There is your standard, patterned wallpaper with errant stippling and flowers and then there is gold chinoiserie wallpaper that looks like it’s straight out of Auntie Mame. This enormous stone colonial in Rydal offers both. The entryway, the kitchen and at least one bathroom offer the standard fare in wallcoverings. The master bedroom features gold walls decorated with sprawling tree branches. The wallpaper is so intense it’s easy to miss the mystery door camouflaged cleverly into the wall.

The home spans more than 7,400 square feet, encompassing five bedrooms and four full baths. The kitchen includes a butler’s pantry and breakfast room and is directly adjacent to the first-floor laundry. The drop ceilings are easily overlooked because the yellow banquette in the breakfast nook is just so darling. The windowed family room completes a charming first floor. Bedrooms are large and – with one notable exception – painted relatively staid colors. All the more room for your taxidermy, we can imagine. The renovated bathrooms are practically bedroom-sized.

The basement hides one of the coolest bars we have seen in a long time (we like our bars dark and paneled).

Beds: 5
Baths: 4
Square feet: 7,410
Price: $609,000

Listing: 1038 Washington Lane, Rydal, PA 19046