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Old 08-01-2011, 05:53 AM
 
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What a gorgeous house. If I had the money I would definitely buy it. None of the new construction can match up to the older homes. I especially like the Victorians.
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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I'm just putting this out there -- it might be the finest house in Pittsburgh. What do you guys think?
With all the money they spent, they ought to have installed more counter space in the kitchen. There's hardly any, especially relative to the size of the kitchen. And I'm no lover of those Gobs of Granite/Warmth of Wood culinary extravaganzas you find in McMansions. But that kitchen, it isn't very practical.

Also, the gold decorative paint takes it over the top.

It's certainly beautiful from the outside, though. "Finest house in Pittsburgh" might be one of those houses off Wilkins up where the Catholic Church used to keep Bishop Wuerhl. Or maybe some on and off Morewood in Shadyside.
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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I used to live on Morewood in Shadyside and I can assure you that nothing on that street (or the other streets nearby, as impressive as they are) quite compares to this. I have seen some impressive mansions (I am currently doing my Pittsburgh Mansion Photo Tour), but this house in Highland Park is one of the most significant, architecturally speaking, in my opinion.

There are others in Highland Park that are almost as amazing.

And there are some in Manchester that are close.

I loved the kitchen. I was glad they were sensitive to making it historically correct. The grand Victorian interior is just priceless. If this thing had a Lowe's kitchen, I would have been sorely disappointed. Someday there won't be any historic kitchens left (I'm keeping mine, white porcelain sink, built-in cabinets, and all!).
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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There are nicer homes, but that is done well. Yes it is very ornate and painted with lots of detail. It is a Victorian home and that is the style. Looks amazing, but I don't think they will get the 2 million. Maybe 1.5, but even then it is a tough sale. So few buyers and most would want to be in Shadyside, Squirrel Hill or parts of Point Breeze because they are more sheltered of true city life. Then buyers looking in that range might look at homes "close-in" in Fox Chapel, because that is only a couple minutes away from that home. They did a great job on it and I would love to go in there.
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:44 PM
 
Location: ELFS
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I loved the kitchen. I was glad they were sensitive to making it historically correct. The grand Victorian interior is just priceless. If this thing had a Lowe's kitchen, I would have been sorely disappointed. Someday there won't be any historic kitchens left (I'm keeping mine, white porcelain sink, built-in cabinets, and all!).
I wouldn't want a "Lowe's" kitchen, either, but as a person who likes to cook, I would find that kitchen a real problem night after night. All that money they spent, and no counterspace? I'm sorry, but that's taking your "everything old is better than everything new" philosophy more than a bit too far. The only people that kitchen works for are eaters out.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: City of McKeesport
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I wouldn't want a "Lowe's" kitchen, either, but as a person who likes to cook, I would find that kitchen a real problem night after night. All that money they spent, and no counterspace? I'm sorry, but that's taking your "everything old is better than everything new" philosophy more than a bit too far. The only people that kitchen works for are eaters out.
If you own a house like that, you aren't supposed to be doing your own cooking.

It's kind of like owning a Rolls-Royce limousine. You won't be the one driving it.

I'm sure there were some fabulous dinner parties held in that house back in the 19th century. All done with a primitive kitchen (and a dozen servants)!
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:02 PM
 
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How about "hide away" counter tops etc? They pull out when you need it and tuck away to make it look "Victorian" again.
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