We spend a lot of time oohing and aahing at radiant heated floors, Brazilian hardwood flooring and the like around here. These three million-dollar-plus homes give you good reason to look up as well.
1905 Spruce St., Philadelphia
Monthly taxes: $810
Tell me all about it: This Rittenhouse mansion will leave your jaw on the floor as soon as you walk inside. The foyer is encased in marble, with coffered ceilings featuring intricate plaster moldings and solid wood paneling. You’re not likely to see anything else like it again soon. We also love the handsome tray ceilings around the corner. If that all wasn’t enough, the private deck with skyline views should be.
31 Summit St., Philadelphia
Monthly taxes: $1,019
Tell me all about it: This Victorian stunner in Chestnut Hill features an array of charming ceiling treatments. Many homes, especially historic ones like this one, feature millwork and crown molding. We love the tiered, braided moldings throughout. The living room features subtle ceiling moldings as well as an impossible-to-miss carved wood arch leading to a separate sitting area. That sitting area also features gorgeous inlay and moldings. We love the family room, which boasts more handsome wood trim outlining a ceiling mural.
1529 Pine St., Philadelphia
Monthly taxes: $610 (currently under abatement)
Tell me all about it: This Rittenhouse brownstone dates to 1860 and includes lots of decorative wood beaming and intricate plaster work on the first-floor ceilings. We especially like the design in the dining room and living room, both of which feature 10-foot ceilings. A family room with 12-foot ceilings features more intricately carved wood beams and beautiful lighting. The carved-wood entryway also features beautiful carvings. The private outdoor space behind the home also gives visitors a good reason to look up.