The Bergdoll Mansion as it’s called is located at 2201 Green Street. It stands well above street level and looks down on you like, well, like a mansion should. It’s a whopping 14,000 square feet of living space. Which makes one wonder…what do you do with 14,000 square feet.
Well, you sleep a lot of people. This particular property has eight bedrooms. For those eight plus house guests there are nine bathrooms. But, when you’re not sleeping or bathing, there’s still plenty on the to do.
Like drawing perhaps. One feature of the Bergdoll Mansion is it’s drawing room. A whole room dedicated to drawing. Drawing.
And, when the creative bug has left you, there’s always dancing. A massive ballroom takes up some of that 14,000 square footage. Which, unless you are actually hosting a ball, is really just a giant, empty room.
If you’re feet are tired, why not take up a good book. Naturally, every mansion is equipped with a library and the Bergdoll Mansion is no exception.
If you’re eyes are tired, head one of the two kitchens. Yup. Two kitchens. The realtor explains there’s one for the home-cook…like your mac-n-cheese and popcorn popping kitchen. The other one is for entertaining, which is just a nice way of saying the other kitchen is for the hired help. Insert a caterer, a private chef, some servers, and a bartender and viola…a kitchen for entertaining.
Not included in the 14,000 square feet of living space is the courtyard. The entire property sits on 0.38 acres, but the courtyard was built to accommodate eight cars. You know, seven for you, and one for the housekeeper. Lord knows, you’re not taking after that place on your own.
The architectural details are stunning if you’re into that over-the-top, ornate, Italian renaissance style. We’re talking mohogany moldings everywhere, mosaic tail, ceiling “frescoes” (whatever that is) and gilded bronze and onyx, duh.
And, worth every penny. Listed at $6,995,000 you better feel like your in another world.