Homes

Museum Quality

by Marylynn Uricchio
From the outside, the home is striking — a classic Georgian executed in subdued red brick. It looks neither new nor old, with immature landscaping the only hint that the owners have lived in it less than a year.
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A Peaceable Kingdom

by Marylynn Uricchio
A flock of picturesque suffolk sheep graze in the verdant pastures, and a bit farther down the long, empty road, a herd of Red Angus cattle stands lazily in the hot sun. Miles of split-​rail fencing continues once you turn onto a drive that meanders uphill. Here there are horses,…
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New Country Classic

by Marylynn Uricchio
Half of the charm of a new home in Sarver is getting there — it’s a 25-​minute drive north from Fox Chapel, where the owners used to live.

A Southern Patina

by Marylynn Uricchio
The homes on this leafy street are quintessentially Shadyside, which means an eclectic mix of periods and styles. Though all are grand, one stands apart from the rest with quiet dignity. Painted white from top to bottom, the pristine exterior accentuates the symmetrical lines of its columned entrance, the three…
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Painting with light

by Marylynn Uricchio
What price beauty? When one lives in a house designed by Richard Meier, the costs are as monumental as the Pritzker-​Prize-​winning architect’s international reputation.

City Chic

by Marylynn Uricchio
Like many diamonds, the house that sits discreetly back on one of the most beautiful streets in the city was in the rough when the owner first saw it.

Beachy Keen

by Marylynn Uricchio
Waiting at the drawbridge for the fishing boats to pass, a bag of fresh crabs in the back seat and a lazy Gulf breeze ruffling the palms, it’s easy to see why a family from Pittsburgh would want to linger in Boca Grande.

La Petite Maison

by Marylynn Uricchio
Unlike most of the homes designed by architect Brandon Smith, the stucco, brick and limestone residence in Squirrel Hill isn’t large or imposing. It was built in 1948 for a retired couple who were downsizing, but who wanted an elegant and formal town house.
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A Bauhaus masterpiece

by Marylynn Uricchio
At a glance, the buff-​colored residence nestled among the more traditional homes on Woodland Road seems an oddity, an almost institutional-​looking structure resplendent in its obscurity.

Glorious Glendorn

by Marylynn Uricchio
The monogrammed silver vanity set sits, as it has for decades, on the dressing table in Miller’s Cabin. There aren’t many resorts that would leave such a family heirloom lying around, but then again, there aren’t many resorts like The Lodge at Glendorn.

A Comfortable Classic

by Marylynn Uricchio
This is my dream house” says the owner of a classic limestone mansion in Squirrel Hill. “I used to drive by with my agent and say that’s the house I want to buy.”

Grand Spaces

by Marylynn Uricchio
From the outside, the Tudor home looks as if it’s always been comfortably nestled on the leafy street in Sewickley. That was important to architect Douglas Devlin, whose challenge was to fit a new residence into an established neighborhood without disturbing the aesthetic.

Minimalist Majesty

by Marylynn Uricchio
“We’ve actually had guests who couldn’t find the front door,” laughs the owner of this magnificent residence hidden on seven secluded acres in Fox Chapel. Indeed, the curved walls that soar from 18 to 28 feet in height present a series of undulating planes that gently disguise the entrance.

Art & Aluminum

by Marylynn Uricchio
I want to make a comfortable environment, not change the way people live,” architect Edward Grenzbach told John Loring when he was interviewed for a 1977 article in Architectural Digest on the house he had just designed for Alfred Hunt.

Heights of Glamour

by Marylynn Uricchio
Dean Martin slept here. OK, not really, but he was very much the inspiration for the approach interior designer Neill Stouffer took with a historic Sewickley Heights residence. Formerly two carriage houses joined by a nine-​car garage, the home has a charming English country exterior.
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