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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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Detailed living in Squirrel Hill
A thick report called “Boomers in the ’Burgh” arrived the other day, proposing that the city pitch AARP candidates on retiring here. The newest twist on the most-​livable-​city theme rang a bell.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh seeks new residential talent in a pool of Baby Boomers
Pete Valliant arrived in America in 1950 with $20 in his pocket, no English, and a vague notion that he had relatives near Pittsburgh. The Greek merchant sea captain thought he would give the mainland a try, leaving behind his island home on Cephalonia, where Louis de Bernières set his 1994 novel, “Captain…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Breakfast, lunch and a touch of magic
I enjoy being a wine contrarian — advocating for delicious white wines when people are conditioned to order red, and pouring domestic for customers who wouldn’t dream of drinking anything but an import.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2011
  • Sub Heading Embracing regional wines
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