Last month we showed you a fantastic 1900 sq foot space in Lawrenceville.  Today we’re looking at an apartment in Upper Lawrenceville that’s about one fifth of that size, and equally beautiful.  This is the first of two quality renovations we’re going to show you that were completed last year by Kate Dougherty.  Check back soon to see Kate’s apartment upstairs.

Architect Annie Ranttila moved to Pittsburgh in August from Chicago to begin grad school at CMU.  She’s here to get an MS in Sustainable Design.  She went from a large 3 bedroom apartment and an income to support it, to this studio apartment.  She found it when she reconnected with Kate, who she went to college with.    What she’s done with  a space the size of an average hotel room is pretty darn amazing.  Kate obviously gave her a great space to work with.  

painting by Hugh Whitmore

braided hair drawing by April Pollard

Photographer – Kristen Burns


Have you seen that house for sale in Mt. Lebanon for $300,000?  Well here it is in the city at half the price.  Crafton Heights is one of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods on the mend.  This home at 1521 Cumberland Street is a minute’s drive to West End Village, home to Artifacts Antiques & Furniture, Ceramiche Tile, and the new Steinway Piano to name a few.  Home owner Liz Hagan Kanche of Farm to Table is the third owner of the house and recently  learned that a local dentist built the home for his daughter.  She really wants to hand the keys over to someone who will love it as much as she and her family have.    Enjoy …

For more on this home, check out the realtor’s listing.
Photographer – Kristen Burns