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Pittsburgh’s Most Expensive Home Boasts a Magnificent Makeover

A century-old mansion in Pittsburgh has undergone a critical overhaul. The finish result’s the costliest single-family residence within the Steel City.

Now on the market for $4.9 million, the stately white home was inbuilt 1920, and has had a few homeowners over the previous century. Some have been extra attentive than others.

“At one point in the middle 1940s … it was abandoned and really run down,” says the itemizing agent, Susan Silversmith with Coldwell Banker Realty.

She added that it was bought within the Nineteen Seventies by an proprietor who didn’t precisely purchase into the house’s historic significance. That proprietor lived within the mansion for a few a long time till the present homeowners purchased it in 2001. They launched into a rescue mission to eradicate earlier renovations that weren’t precisely period-appropriate.

“It was really 1970s-looking—which was not the right look for the house,” Silversmith says.

The sellers labored on it for over three years, to revive it to its present pristine situation.

“They are perfectionists, and this was truly a labor of love,” she provides.

Exterior of Pittsburgh mansion

(Arthur Kharzamanov and Paul Zhukow, 360 Captures)


(Arthur Kharzamanov and Paul Zhukow, 360 Captures)


(Arthur Kharzamanov and Paul Zhukow, 360 Captures)

Living space

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(Arthur Kharzamanov and Paul Zhukow, 360 Captures)

Now, a gleaming (and calming) white runs all through the 11,782-square-foot residence. You’ll see clear white partitions and glossy white limestone flooring in the principle residing areas, in addition to within the six bedrooms.

“Each room features a different pattern or texture, put in with the limestone,” Silversmith explains.

Thanks to the impartial palette, any consumers can simply make this mansion their very own.

“Whatever your style is, it fits into this house,” the agent notes.


(Arthur Kharzamanov and Paul Zhukow, 360 Captures)


(Arthur Kharzamanov and Paul Zhukow, 360 Captures)

Dining space

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That isn’t to say that every little thing within the house is humdrum, as a result of it has loads of ornamental touches all through. Many supply a nod to the home’s historical past, together with stained-glass home windows, wrought-iron entry doorways, grand staircases, and imposing mantels.

Some authentic parts have additionally been preserved.

“Two of the lighting fixtures, one in the living room and one in the dining room, are original to the house,” says Silverstein.

While the house’s previous has been honored, a contact of contemporary fashion has been included into the mansion.

“In the conservatory where the piano is, the light fixture is much more contemporary,” she says. “It’s a really great sense of style.”

Beyond the seen enhancements, the makeover project has introduced the house’s infrastructure updated.

Main kitchen

(Arthur Kharzamanov and Paul Zhukow, 360 Captures)

Kitchen that serves the outside space

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Outdoor kitchen

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Whoever buys the mansion can have loads of choices for meal prep—the house has no fewer than three kitchens.

One, centered on day-to-day cooking wants, options top-of-the-line home equipment, together with three ovens, a built-in steamer, and a massive tv. Drawer space to stash utensils, plates, and home equipment is plentiful.

A second kitchen serves as a service kitchen, with storage for objects for entertaining, in addition to warming drawers.

“If you’re having a big party or dinner, you can prep everything in the main kitchen and then move it into the service kitchen,” says Silverstein. “There’s refrigeration and everything you need to get it ready to go onto the table.”

A 3rd kitchen is designed to service people preferring to dine alfresco. It’s near the massive pool, nevertheless it’s technically indoors.

“It has a big window that opens to the outdoors,” Silverstein says. “The kitchen is fully functional in the middle of winter and has a big grill [where] you could grill anytime.”

Pittsburg has many stately mansions, however Silversmith says this one is totally different.

“To walk into a house of this size that has been totally restored—people don’t expect it,” she says. “They expect to do a lot of work.”

Now that the heavy lifting is finished, a purchaser merely has to fall for this totally renovated dream.


(Arthur Kharzamanov and Paul Zhukow, 360 Captures)

Theater room

(Arthur Kharzamanov and Paul Zhukow, 360 Captures)

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