2700 Sumner: South Side Slopes
The South Side’s historic slope might be a slightly smaller, more residential continuation of its sibling, the Flats — but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have personality of its own. Regarding housing, the neighborhood is arguably one of Pittsburgh’s least uniform. But what its homes lack in consistent styles and sizes, they often make up for in panoramic scenery. Certainly, not every Slopes house offers skyline views rivaling those of Mount Washington (though your odds do become more favorable with elevation).
Example A: 2700 Sumner Street. Boasting four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 3,000 square feet, the fully updated residence is surely one of the Slopes’ largest…and least expected. Its new renovations include spacious bathrooms, modern flooring, two off-street parking spots, and a trendy third-floor loft and wet bar. What sets this place apart, though, is an exterior characteristic: a triple-stack of covered decks, effortlessly highlighting Downtown Pittsburgh in the distance. The initial ascent may take some getting used to, but a view like that? Impossible to overlook.
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