Splendiferous Interiors: Delancey Street Surprise

A paean to hand-painted wall treatments.


TREND photo courtesy BHHS Fox & Roach.

When we hear “Delancey Street,” we assume pomp, grandeur and mahogany will follow. This townhouse has grandeur in spades – marble, stained glass and artwork abound – but not the kind you’d assume. In fact, from the outside, the only hint you get at what’s to come behind the front door is a modern art sculpture out front.

Once owned by someone in the movie business, the interior of the three-bedroom home has a definite flair for drama. There are hand-painted wall treatments in nearly every room in almost as many colors. Where there aren’t murals or ceiling art, there are mirrors. Or chandeliers. The kitchen showcases marble sills, floors and counters in addition to Frank Gallagher stained glass throughout.

The adjacent dining room has much of the same but also includes a mirrored liquor closet (three words that are delightful to say in that order). A hand-painted staircase leads to a master suite with more custom painting and an en-suite bathroom. The second floor also includes a bamboo den with a built-in dry bar. The third floor has two additional bedrooms and a shared bathroom with a whirlpool tub.

The garden has been landscaped professionally and can be accessed by sliding glass doors off the living room. It is positively sedate by comparison, made completely of brick and shaded by a few mature trees.

Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Square feet: 2,838
Price: $1,195,000

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach
Listing: 212 Delancey Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106