Somewhere Over the Real Estate Rainbow, Color Spruces Things Up
When it comes to viewing a little Technicolor in our surroundings, the autumn leaves provide a stunning splash of reds, golds and yellow warmth. But now that we’re sliding into winter, the branches are growing bare and the views are a little more austere. Our best shot at viewing a rainbow of color comes from, well, something we’ve conjured up from some of Zillow’s fantastic homes-for-sale listings. We call it a real estate rainbow, and it spans the seven primary colors of the real thing.
105 Clarendon Ave, Palm Beach, FL 33480 (above)
For Sale: $27,900,000
There’s a lot to be impressed with when you step inside this 17,000-sq ft Italian-style villa (above), currently listed on the Palm Beach real estate market for $27.9 million. One thing you can’t miss is the elegant library, steeped entirely in deep red. From the plush furniture to the shelf-lined walls and ornate raised ceiling, everything about this old-world library is devoted to red … with the bright white exception of the fireplace.
(Undisclosed Address), Paradise Valley, AZ, 85253 (above)
For Sale: $3,999,000
Even when the color palette of a home is made up entirely of eye-opening bright hues, it’s still a challenge to choose one this bold to feature. In the case of this nearly 6,200-sq. ft., 6-bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home (above) on the Paradise Valley real estate market, the crisp orange walls of the main hall are paired with polished hardwood floors to create a very dramatic sunset-like setting. Accented with orange branch sculptures, this room is a rare success when it comes to using otherwise outrageous orange.
100 Osprey Point Dr, Osprey, FL 34229 (above)
For Sale: $5,750,000
What better way to ensure a cheerful start and end to the day than by painting a foyer yellow? While that may not have been the thought process behind the owners of this Bayfront Estate (above), the bright yellow walls of the entrance to this 5-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom residence evoke a sense of calm without sacrificing the integrity of the elegance of the chandelier, marble floors, French doors, and crown moldings. In addition to the unique palette of the foyer, this .87-acre piece of Osprey real estate also features a carved Italian marble fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows, pine library, a master suite with marble terrace, 20-car motor court, and a “Palm Beach style pool” with a private pool house.
(undisclosed Address), Brooklyn, NY 11231 (above)
Pending Sale: $4,200,000
This Brooklyn townhouse (above) gives the meaning of “The Green Room” a twist. Complete with green carpet and green wall paper, one of the four bedrooms is abundantly dedicated to mother nature’s favorite color. The “garden floor” of this 4-story home, which includes a formal dining room and renovated eat-in kitchen, opens to a decked area that is beautifully landscaped. Like the aforementioned bedroom, it, too, is flooded in green. A library/den and living room is found on the parlor floor followed by 2 bedrooms, a bathroom on both the second and third floors. Originally listed on the Brooklyn real estate market in September, updated information shows the townhome is currently pending.
For Sale: $674,900
Take a dive into the deep blue with the blue walls, carpet, and leather La-Z-Boy-esque chairs of this home’s private movie theater. Though this blue room seems a little out of place in a grand Spanish Villa estate (above), the rest of the 5,000+ sq. ft. home certainly whisks you away to another country. Currently listed on the Old Pasadena real estate market for $674,900, the property includes the 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom main house, courtyard, pool, and private guest house.
For Sale: $13,995,000
A purple staircase is the centerpiece of this house in New York City’s Brooklyn Heights where Truman Capote reportedly wrote his most brilliant work, “In Cold Blood.” The five-story, double-width Greek Revival home has 11 fireplaces, 12-foot ceilings, original mahogany pocket double doors, and a 40-foot columned Charleston porch at the rear of the house that leads to the garden. Truman Capote’s former home is currently listed on the Brooklyn Heights real estate market for $13,995,000, a 22.3% price reduction from the original $18 million asking price in May 2010.