417 Fairmont: Breath of Fresh Air
Details: 3 beds / 2.5 baths
Listing brokerages: Lifespace Pittsburgh + The 360 Group
Neighborhood: Marshall / Wexford
Despite its conjunction of several municipalities, Wexford fosters a stronger sense of community than most neighboring suburbs in the Pittsburgh area. It’s a small town; diverse in its recreational offerings, yet open to change and expansion. These are, in part, the qualities that fueled our dual-brokerage listing with The 360 Group.
In real estate, it’s rare for two separate agencies to list a property together. In Pittsburgh, it’s almost unheard of. But for the sake of community, we went there. We’d like to think we have a knack for keeping things interesting. Plus, just saying: The property in question is a serious babe. It boasts three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, and brand new construction. We’re not exaggerating. This place was built so recently that Google still can’t tell you how to get there. (We can, for the record. Just ask.)
As a whole, 417 Fairmont Drive is contemporary without sacrificing comfort; spacious without sacrificing efficiency. From the foyer, an oak staircase paves the way to an any-purpose loft, complete with its own bathroom and an overhead view of the great room. The foyer also leads to the master suite, which — like the home’s two additional bedrooms — includes a walk-in closet and ultrasoft carpeting, but appropriately adds a soaking tub, shower, and double vanity to set it apart.
Elegant and fluid, the main level uses hardwood flooring and interior columns to weave together the kitchen and adjacent great room. Natural light travels well here as a result. The entire space feels open and airy, and — unlike many of today’s freshly constructed homes that trade substance and ease of mobility for aimlessly large proportions — it’s conducive to conversation. The kitchen, for example, offers more than premium stainless appliances and granite countertops. We love the eat-in hutch, the intended spot for bar stools below the counter, and the welcoming U-shape of its cabinetry.
Downstairs, the finished basement (a room fully prepared to be whatever you will it to) highlights a gas fireplace made of slate, granite, and quartz as its focal point. A pair of doors opens up to an exterior patio, and a grand wet bar on the room’s opposite side shines with granite countertops and ample room for libation preparation. Beyond those staples, the house’s lowest level is essentially a massive recreational center. Ready for it?