1907 – Pittsburgh, PA – $599,000

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Added to OHD on 9/14/18   -   Last OHD Update: 10/19/18   -   13 Comments
5919 Hampton St Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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Built in 1909 by Samuel G. Baldensperger, this magnificent well appointed home in the heart of Highland Park features impressive historic characteristics & distinctive attributes. With 4,800+ sq ft of living space, a few prominent characteristics in this home include the striking original woodwork, french and pocket doors, an abundance of stained and leaded glass, built-ins & original hardwood floors throughout. Entertain with ease in the expansive living room w/ access to the side porch; The fireplace features incredible heavy iron detail, sure to catch anyone's eye! The 3rd floor of this home features 2 large bedrooms, trunk room, full bath & kitchen. Enjoy the serenity of the large back yard or relax on the generously sized covered front porch. This home is truly one of a kind, and is ideal for someone with an appreciation for its historic feel. Walkable to Bryant St (shopping, dining & more), Highland Park, Carnegie Mellon, Univ. of Pittsburgh, Shadyside, Bakery Square & more.
Contact Details
Michelle Sager, Albert Anthony Real Estate
(412) 422-3430
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13 Comments on 1907 – Pittsburgh, PA – $599,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9425 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Open House on Sunday, September 23, 2018 between 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

  2. Evelyn WalkerEvelyn Walker says: 53 comments

    What a pretty house!

  3. Samantha says: 11 comments

    Those bathrooms are so beautiful especially the seafoam green one! Gives me inspiration for my bathroom I am redoing!

  4. MISTERMICELY says: 47 comments

    The dining room here is imo all that it should be. I do have a hint for choosing wallpaper with unpainted woodwork and my rule is: no white or off-white background to the paper. It fights with the woodwork and causes confusion to the eye. I like to choose a colour (paint or wallpaper) that is close to the tones in the wood whether it be a yellowish tan for yellow oak or a warm brick pink for mahogany etc. It really helps if the wallpaper or paint colour seems to be in harmony with the wood colours rather than a stark contrast. I like the wallpaper here but think a darker background would have made the whole thing more harmonious. But this is a grand house. When I find myself mentally choosing curtain fabric and carpets it is a sure sign that the house wants me to be at home there.

    Back staircase!!

    • Kimberly62Kimberly62 says: 316 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1980 board & batten modern

      Interesting what you are saying about the wallpaper. I also like the paper but thought it look good with the wood. It breaks up the darkness and ties it together. I like your observations.
      This is a fun and aesthetically pleasing home.

      • Jerry Clarke says: 16 comments

        The wallpaper reminds me of the Waverly fabric line which I love, but not in this house, except perhaps in a bedroom with painted woodwork. The rich woodwork needs equally as strong a color palate and pastels don’t seem to hold up against it. Think: earth tones, oriental rugs. Unless I’m mistaken, the bathrooms appear to be a mid-century renovation and while great examples of that period, are wrong for this house.

        • JimHJimH says: 3822 comments
          OHD Supporter

          There aren’t many 1907 bathrooms left, and mid-century was when many of the early ones were remodeled. Although they add a slightly kitschy note to a house like this, they’re far better than most contemporary bathrooms imo.

  5. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1735 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central , NY

    Love the leaded glass bookcases and folding French & pocket doors, the leaded glass windows, & the built-in benches. And… the minty aqua bathroom!

  6. MichaelMichael says: 1173 comments

    I’m with Samantha on the seafoam green bathroom. Being a guy, I thought it was turquoise. Seafoam Green sounds so much better!

  7. Rebecca Hall says: 2 comments

    I am not a fan of wallpaper, because so often it darkens the home and makes it gloomy. That being said, I actually love the one used here, as it is light and airy, and goes well with the woodwork.

  8. NonaKNonaK says: 96 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Austin, TX

    Wonderful home. I think a mural would look awesome above the fireplace.

  9. DJ says: 74 comments

    Growing up near Pittsburgh, Highland Ave was my favorite place to pass- so many beautiful older large houses. I love the bookcases and stained glass windows. I would move back to Pittsburgh to move in if I had that kind of money !

  10. KarenZ says: 834 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Dang it! I am catching up on my OHD homes, so I’m late and missed the open house! I grew up about five miles from this area, but my cousins lived in Highland Park and I loved looking at the big houses as we were driving over there! I would loved to get a better look at both of those gorgeous bathrooms and just the entire gorgeous house! The cousins lived in a normal sized old home there!

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