1897 Queen Anne – Pittsburgh (Regent Square), PA

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Added to OHD on 4/4/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   9 Comments

400 Biddle Ave, Regent Square, PA 15221

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  • $279,900
  • 5 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2356 Sq Ft
  • 0.14 Ac.
Spacious Victorian with all the charm from wrap around front porch to wainscoting and stained glass. Banisters, wainscoting, and wood trim set off a large entry. Inlaid wood floors in first floor living room. Beautiful decorative fireplace mantels. Pantry off kitchen with plenty of built-in storage. Expansive rear porch and rear deck off kitchen. Four spacious bedrooms and full bath on 2nd floor. Third floor features storage and another bedroom and bath. Close to Frick Park, Regent Square business district, public transportation, and parkway access.
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Maureen States, Neighborhood Realty Services
(412) 241-4700
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9 Comments on 1897 Queen Anne – Pittsburgh (Regent Square), PA

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3481 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Everything’s kind of jumbled and it’s hard to get a sense of the flow, but there’s a fab house in there!

  2. JKleeb says: 354 comments

    I wasn’t impressed until I looked at the virtual tour—I’m now in love with this house even though it appears to have had some hard use it hasn’t lost sufficient charm and character to be a showplace—it is difficult to look past unusual choices like the stove on blocks in the entry.

  3. MJGMJG says: 2637 comments
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    I love this house! So much potential here. I would buy this!
    Virtual tour show SO MUCH MORE!
    The Hall is beautiful. The woodwork is amazing! (Yeah I don’t understand that heater on cinder blocks) The sink in the back hall is wonderful with the beautiful wood mirror and the built in cabinet that looks like a mini door. I’d totallly get all of that working again! Look under the stairs, that tiny little door! How freaking cool. (Don’t like the half door they made. I’d have to fix.) Does look like the ceiling in the front hall was lowered by putting sheet rock over the original plaster.
    You can see evidence of a vent in the floor in the front room. Probably converted over to radiators later.
    Nice Original Plaster ceiling medallions!
    Original butlery!
    Look at the double room on the second floor with pocket doors!
    On the third floor, there is a hole in the wall perfectly round. Was that remnants of a speaking tube?
    The original stained glass windows (not the ones on chains) are beautiful! I also love split flue or diverted flue fireplaces.
    In all this house is cool. My changes would be mostly cosmetic but restore what is there. I’d remove all of the knotty pine bookcases upstairs and fix up the bathrooms and kitchen. The exposed brick I’d cover. The only time i see exposed brick in kitchens where the stove is, usually the brick is flat and smooth. This brick is rough and probably exposed later.
    I wish the exterior photos were better.

  4. KimT says: 74 comments

    I wonder whether there was a Gryffindor in the attic?

  5. MattDMattD says: 136 comments
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    1870 Classical Revival
    New Orleans, LA

    Yes, the virtual tour is a must to understand this house better. What a stunning home and a nice neighborhood.

  6. JimHJimH says: 5582 comments
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    Attorney William Caldwell Anderson (1851-1910) and his wife Lizzie Pershing owned the house for its first 40 years. They had no children, and had a live-in servant. She was an educated daughter of a Presbyterian minister who was a teacher and officer at a women’s college. Her younger sister Helen lived with her in later years. Lizzie appeared in Who’s Who of America for her many activities, and lived in the home until her death at age 86 in 1938.

    A terrific house in what seems like an engaged neighborhood. Coffee house across the street:


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