Highland Park has always been a desirable neighborhood.  It’s interesting how many beautiful needy properties there still are there – evidence of the rough period Pittsburgh has weathered.  Houses like this one will no doubt be harder to come by in the coming years.  I’ve always admired the “6 sisters” homes on North St. Clair Street and wondered what their future held.  The accepted story of their construction is that a contractor in the 1800s built them for six of his family members.  Akator Lagom Joint Ventures, in partnership with the Highland Park Community Development Corporation, just finished rehabbing one of them, and is working on the second.  The inside of the finished home is modern and spacious with an open floor plan on the first level.  All original woodwork was removed and cataloged, and reinstalled after new walls with insulation.  The facade renovation includes the original curved glass turret windows, original porch & eve moldings, and new wood picture windows.  The home is being offered by Coldwell Banker agent Pat Truschel.

photos – Kelly Carter
‘before’ photos – Akator Construction
staging – New Perspectives

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