A premium Shadyside location offering easy access to the best that Pittsburgh has to offer, including major hospitals, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon, an expansive interior and an oversized home site with approximately 24,000 square feet, this historic architectural home presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Situated a short bike ride/walk away from Shadyside’s famous Walnut Street shopping district, Winchester-Thurston Private School and an easy drive from Oakland and Bakery Square, which is widely known as Silicon Valley of the East, this distinctive luxury home combines the benefits of new construction with the advantage of being located in a highly sought-after established neighborhood. Enjoy the sidewalks and mature trees, along with many architectural details such as circular dormers, masonry construction, quoins and beaux arts detailing that are simply not found in newer homes. Built in 1888 and renovated in the French Eclectic style by one of the city’s most revered architectural firms in 1929, the residence has all the features that make older properties a treasured possession, including high ceilings and hardwood floors, custom millwork and moldings, numerous large windows and fireplaces. At present this sprawling, approximately 6,890 square foot residence is in a state of partial renovation, a benefit to the discerning owner who wants to personally select some of the interior finishes, colors, amenities and fixtures.
The renderings show what is possible to create—for the finished project that has already been estimated with one of the area’s preeminent builders that specialize in renovating historic properties, PW Campbell—a modern 8 bedroom 6 bathroom historic home that simply offers the best of everything. Some highlights include a great room with a fireplace, an office/library with built-in shelving and coffered ceilings, a game room and a bespoke modern kitchen with high-end finishes and appliances. Current plans allow for a children’s library, a separate family room and a spacious master suite, privately set away from the other bedrooms. Inspired by an iconic luxury hotel, the innovative design of the master suite includes a deep soaking tub and a separate shower encased in glass, dual vanities and dual walk-in closets.
Taking full advantage of the home’s property, the proposed exterior plan includes an expansive patio with a fireplace, a motor court with an adjacent four-car garage and numerous intimate sitting areas. Whether purchasing the home in its existing condition and spearheading the renovations, or letting the builder take care of all the details, this collector-quality, well-located residence offers a chance to own a piece of Pittsburgh’s rich architectural and cultural heritage.
- 720 Amberson Ave. First Floor
- 720 Amberson Ave. Second Floor
- 720 Amberson Ave. Third Floor
- Renovation Site Plan
- Renovation First Floor
- Renovation Second Floor
- Renovation Third Floor