The word “trendy” has been surgically attached to the word “Shadyside” since days of yore — far more yore than you think. That most elegant and affluent neighborhood in Pittsburgh’s East End is home to what Andy Warhol dubbed the Beautiful People, and the upscale shops that cater to their needs.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading A walk on the shady side
Ten years ago, the death knell tolled for a much-​vaunted plan to re-​energize Downtown Pittsburgh through an explosion of eminent domain and new retail. The ambitious plan, led by Mayor Tom Murphy, succeeded in creating a gleaming new building that housed a Lazarus department store, as well as an unfortunate remodeling of the…

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Downtown Pittsburgh enjoys a new resurgence
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
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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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2009
  • Sub Heading Relaxed elegance in Sewickley Heights
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