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Classic Dream Home: Traditional In Squirrel Hill

Classic Dream Home: Traditional In Squirrel Hill

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Pittsburgh is looking pretty interesting lately. Not only was it named the best city for beer lovers but it also has two of Bon Appetit’s “Top 50 Best New Restaurants” including one, Morcilla, in the top ten list. Add to that great universities and a ranking as one of the nation’s best cities for accessible quality health care and it’s easy to see why Pittsburgh is so attractive. Tech is also booming in Pittsburgh and Uber chose to launch its first self-driving fleet there.

But as much as Pittsburgh is zooming into the future, classic architecture is also one of its lures. Case in point, the charming neighborhood of Squirrel Hill which is known for its beautiful traditional homes as well as plenty of restaurants, cafes, and charming boutiques.


This four-bedroom home built in 1920 delivers on classic charm and sits in a tranquil setting near Frick Park, one of Pittsburgh’s four large historic parks.


The home’s carved woodwork adds warmth and a sense of grand tradition. The living room has hardwood floors, a handpainted ceiling, beveled mirrors, French doors, and a double-sided fireplace that it shares with the sun room. 


The sunroom offers views of the property’s perennial gardens. The dining room, also with hand-painted ceiling,  has custom shutters and there is an eat-in kitchen with commercial grade appliances, cherry cabinets, and granite countertops.


A private master suite has a spa style bath and the third floor includes two large bedrooms, a bathroom and cedar closet ideal for storing winter wardrobes. The grounds include a pond with waterfall and a home office over the two-car garage.


This home is listed for $1.09 million with Howard Hanna and is showcased on