18 Brownell: Shadyside
saturday, july 21
We’ll say this about the Victorian era: It was incredibly kind to Shadyside. The central East End neighborhood is notoriously home to some of the only million-dollar mansions in Pittsburgh — though remarkably, its streets are lined with well-engineered, late-19th-century homes of all sizes. Unfortunately, they’re a lot easier to fall in love with than they are to lock down. Properties here are in high demand, and they will be for some time (barring the very unlikely event that Shadyside becomes less desirable overnight).
That said, you might consider purchasing 18 Brownell Street before we move in ourselves. Fresh on the market, this gorgeously remodeled 2,800-square-foot dwelling is both stately and assuredly welcoming. A modern, open-concept floor plan highlights the kitchen’s subway-tiled backsplash and white cabinetry, while dark wooden flooring works to accent the property’s brick fireplace and stained glass window (both originals). Those features reappear in the second-floor master suite, this time complementing the master bath’s contemporary, neutral aesthetic. Do what you will with the third-floor attic-turned-sanctuary, be it two separate bedrooms or one massive bedroom suite. With its own full bathroom and those dreamy ceiling beams, we’d *personally* opt for the latter…but we’ll let you be the judge, homebuyers.
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