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Old 04-02-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I just wanted to be the first on this sub-forum to congratulate our very own AlleghenyAngel on the purchase of his dream home in Spring Hill! I will defer to permit him to elaborate more, but as someone who has admired his love of historic architecture for a few years now I'm beyond thrilled for him!
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:49 PM
 
Location: McKeesport
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Thank you! The house still needs to be inspected before it becomes a done deal, but I am crossing my fingers (I'm also nervous to death about paying the future gas bills). It's a Victorian brownstone (or almost-brownstone, lol) overlooking downtown Pittsburgh, in Spring Hill (one of my favorite neighborhoods). It has all of the original woodwork and even a marble mantle. The formal dining room has real wood paneling (original to the house) and even a built-in china cabinet. There is also a vestibule at the entry, double Victorian entry doors, all of the original transoms, and a grand staircase. It needs tons of TLC, but I fell in love. I'll keep you all updated and post some pictures.

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Old 04-03-2012, 04:35 AM
 
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Congratulations! I'm so excited for you! Fingers and toes crossed the inspection goes well!
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Congratulations and looking forward to seeing the photos, especially as it progresses. How long did it take to sell your old house?
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:06 AM
 
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I thought this was going to be about the P-G mention--this is much more important!

Congrats to both you and the house: it couldn't be in better hands.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I thought this was going to be about the P-G mention--this is much more important!

Congrats to both you and the house: it couldn't be in better hands.
Hey, I'll congratulate him on that too.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:32 AM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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That's great news! Congratulations on your new (well, old) home!

We need more people like AlleghenyAngel!
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:44 AM
 
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Congratulations, and welcome to the north side! I can't wait to see pictures...I've loved Spring Hill since a kid, when we had the Friday night ritual of driving there to go to Spring Hill Bank. I was always sure that we'd never make it up that crazy, winding hill.

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Old 04-03-2012, 05:46 AM
 
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Great news - congratulations and here's to many happy years in your new place!
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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Congrats!

That's a cool area. See you at Billy's.
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