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Location: Bronxville, New York
According to Monique Rafferty of Sotheby's, two "very different artists" live in this 1898 home in Bronxville, New York: "one does caricatures and collects historically significant bronze animal sculptures, the other creates wildly colorful installations, sculptures, and paintings." And they're everywhere.
Inspired by the "scale and playfulness demonstrated by" architect William Bates in the home—which he designed, along with many other homes in Lawrence Park, Bronxville's turn-of-the-century artists' colony—these unabashedly loud decorators "embarked on their creative interpretation of their surroundings." When they were done with the existing parts of the house, they added new structural components, including a kitchen extension, a two-story turret, four new bathrooms, a lower driveway, a two car garage with a patio, new chimneys, a new cedar-shake roof.
The result? "Bronxville's most colorful home," now listed for $4.25M.
· 34 Prescott Avenue [Sotheby's International]