Highland Park is known for its turn of the century mansions, many featuring beautiful original woodwork and stained glass windows. But very few retain their original splendor while incorporating all the latest amenities. Fully refurbished and updated for the 21st century, this 100+ year old Italianate home is one of the best.The front entry and staircase are marvels of ornate turn of the century woodwork, lovingly restored to its original gleam. Exotic original wood floors throughout the house have been refinished and antique hardware has been refurbished or replaced. Original features include stained glass windows, plaster walls, antique alabaster chandeliers, working gas fireplaces and Victorian bathroom fixtures. A beautifully landscaped garden and pergola provide a secluded spot to relax outdoors.
The kitchen and pantry feature new appliances and cabinets. Plumbing and electrical systems have been replaced, including a new AC/furnace and two water heaters. The antique tiger oak vanity in the second floor master suite shares the spotlight with a new tile shower, 90 gallon soaking tub and large walk-in closet with washer/dryer. Two additional large rooms, ideal for bedroom or office space, complete the second floor. On the spacious third floor, the former servant’s quarters have been restored as an independent living space with updated kitchen, bath and private entry.
A short distance away is the Pittsburgh Zoo and weekly open air market. Trendy restaurants and shops, universities and hospitals are an easy commute away and it’s a quick ten-minute drive to the Cultural District, stadiums and all that Downtown Pittsburgh has to offer.