Make a left and then another and a pristine gravel drive leads to a scene of sheer bucolic bliss. Wrapped around the courtyard is a 1920s home thought to have been designed by Brandon Smith. Though his name is not on the original plans, it is in the architect’s style, examples of which…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading Acres of privacy surround this Fox Chapel home
There’s a hand-​drawn map of old Fox Chapel that shows the original estates, scattered here and there on the great pieces of property they once commanded. Many of the homes were weekend or country places the wealthy used as a respite from smoggy Pittsburgh; with better transportation they became primary residences and were…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2017
  • Sub Heading A fairytale Fox Chapel estate in a lush garden setting
When Karen and Jim Johnson decided to downsize, what they had in mind was not a smaller version of their large property in Churchill. The couple wanted a complete change, from traditional with antiques to contemporary with all new furnishings.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2015
“We’re art addicts so we’re always buying stuff, ” says the owner of a wood-​clad modern home in Fox Chapel, laughing. She and her husband are just back from a major art fair and the question, as usual, is where to put the new piece. From the outside, no one would suspect that…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2016
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