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Every Inch of Patricia Altschul's Library Is Eye-Catching
Within the Southern Charm matriarch's historically-significant home, even her library's tiger-print chairs have sentimental value.
Patricia Altschul's home is grounded in history. While the 9,500-square-foot mansion is culturally significant as a property listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places, the Southern Charm matriarch has adorned the abode with pieces that give nod to her personal past as well.
In an interview with Chairish, Patricia showed off several areas of the 10-bedroom manse, which served as both a hospital and library during the civil war. One particularly eye-catching room of the house is her own personal library, which boasts bright red lacquer walls. While one of the walls is covered with a floor-to-ceiling bookcase, another features a 1760s gilded chinoiserie mirror, which she told Architectural Digest in 2014 once hung at Keir House in Scotland. (Click here to see the photos.)
In the room's seating area, a classic wood and glass coffee table is flanked with antique tiger-print chairs that once belonged to Patricia’s mother, she told Chairish.
Every single inch of the room appears to be uniquely designed, with an ocelot print carpet covering the entirety of the floor and Japanese tea paper spread across the ceiling. In a January interview with ELLE Decor, Patricia noted that the tea paper gives the room a "soft golden glow."
In the video above, Patricia gave BravoTV.com a look at other parts of the house, including one floor that boasts three bars ("Typical Southern hospitality," she explained.) She also noted the abundance of dog knick-knacks spread across the entirety of the home. "Some are rare," she explained. "Others I got on eBay."
For more looks at Patricia's opulent abode, including her favorite room of the house, watch the video above!