172 Lodi Way: Born and Bred
List price: $299,900
Details: 2 beds / 1.5 baths / bonus loft in master
Listed by: Lifespace Pittsburgh
Contact Michael Wright with Lifespace Pittsburgh at 412.496.9450 to schedule a private showing.
Though Pittsburgh’s complex history has been documented in myriad forms, we’ve yet to find a livable home that embodies the evolution of our city so accurately. Built in 1890 just one block from Butler Street, 172 Lodi Way is the latest full rehab from local developer Steel Town Properties. And like our former steel town itself, this place expertly balances its modern reinvention with an undeniably industrial past.
Just beyond the front door: an open-concept living and dining area, encapsulated by exposed brick that makes up the majority of the first floor’s wall space. Complemented by visible ducts, beams, and conduit wiring, that brickwork serves not only as a focal point, but a contrast to the room’s contemporary features: central black staircase; fireplace hearth; and brand new, flat-paneled kitchen with black stainless appliances, Quartzite countertops, marble backsplash, and island seating for four.
Occupying floor no. 2 are two bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, an added loft space, and — just when you thought things were getting a bit too modern — original mantels. Of course, in a house nearly 130 years old, certain replacements are imperative. In addition to all new HVAC, electric, plumbing, and windows, upgrades include whitewashed bamboo flooring and a privately fenced courtyard — the latter of which is a rarity in present-day Lawrenceville.
As a city-dweller, you have every right to swoon over this quintessential PGH spot. As a homeowner, you’d be wise to make it yours. Call us ASAP; make it happen.