This is pretty exciting. The folks at Choderwood have offered a one night stay to a reader!  I visited the property earlier this summer and could not believe that this place exists just up the road from Lawrenceville, in Highland Park. It’s one of just two residential homes on our rivers, and it’s ended up in great hands. Next door is a second river home. Both were built in 1905 by the Army Corps of Engineers and were used for their employees to live in while they worked. Jody & Steve Choder bought the property in 2001 and have turned it into an amazing *river retreat art garden* within the city limits. They have guest rooms in the main house as well as two docked house boats on the water where guests can stay. Enjoy the pictures and if you’d like to have a chance at winning a night’s stay on one of the boats, leave a comment here! A winner will be picked at random on August 21. To view info on renting, go to Air BnB.

Photos – Kelly Carter



Earlier this summer I photographed several units at Angels Arms condos on the south side for real estate agent Louise Graham. Formerly the St. Michael and Archangel church, the 150 year old structure is being rehabilitated by Pittsburgh developer Tom Tripoli. This is his second church project, chosen for obvious reasons like the dramatic architecture and private (yep) south side location with amazing views. There are five units in the building that are available, all at different stages of completeness. Personally, I’d love to get my hands on the raw spaces shown here in black & white. Check out the listings here & enjoy the photos.

photos – Kelly Carter