826 N Sheridan: Highland Park
Not long after bringing this Lawrenceville gem to the market, local developer Steel Town Properties invites homebuyers to get cozy in the heart of Highland Park. Less than a mile from the park (and even closer to neighborhood hub Bryant Street), 826 N Sheridan Avenue feels a little more rural than its city locale lets on. Of course, that might be related to the home’s rustic, countryside-esque interior … or two off-street parking spaces. Or privately fenced yard. If it weren’t for those contrasting contemporary designs or, you know, lack of farm — we’d bet with certainty this place was a farmhouse.
But here it is in metropolitan Pittsburgh, and it’s got the modern perks to prove it: black stainless kitchen appliances, quartz countertops and stacked cabinetry, wet-bar-wine-rack combo, vessel and farmhouse sinks, elegant copper accents. To name a few. Recent replacements include roofing, windows, HVAC, plumbing, and electric — but there’s also a great deal of character here that remains untouched. The first floor’s shiplap, exposed beams, and judges paneling are all original features, for example. The living area’s built-ins were made from joists found on the premises; the master bed’s barn door is a repurposed pocket door; even the exterior’s detailed trim is antique.
As a whole, the building was built to persist and rebuilt to perfection. If you’re the type to appreciate — and we think you might be — that floor-to-ceiling tile and a centuries-old dresser-turned-vanity can co-exist, give us a call. There’s more to this belle than meets the eye.
STAGING: JENN REDDINGER