223 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211 | Piatt Sotheby's International Realty
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223 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211
3full 1halfbaths
0.32acre lot

Welcoming you behind the gates for the first time in over 30 years, you must not miss this once-in-a-generation opportunity. This gilded age, second-empire estate offers rare city privacy and breathtaking views of Downtown Pittsburgh. Built in 1874, this is the oldest home and largest lot on legendary Grandview Avenue, one of the most famous and sought-after locations in all of Western PA. The current owners hired the finest craftsman to restore this home inch-by-inch, creating an experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen on the city market. As you enter through the gates, you are immediately surrounded by lush greenery; you will feel as if you have left the city behind. The large front porch gives you magnificent views of the city in all directions. Mounted on either side of the original front door hang two breathtaking oversized, hand-forged gilded lanterns. Inside, you will be in total awe of the elaborate details of this 4,000 sq ft residence. The entry features 14 ft ceilings and beautifully restored original hardwood floors, as well as 3 of the estate's 38 chandeliers and sconces sourced from around the world. The main floor consists of a stunning library enhanced with gold leafing gilded by Pittsburgh-based artist Youssef Kadri; a living room with a breathtaking platinum medallion and one of four working fireplaces; a large dining room with antique mirrors adorning its walls, perfect for hosting large dinner parties; a large TV room leading to a private back porch which looks down on the backyard gardens, and a custom high-end kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, double bullnose granite countertops with matching backsplash, and handmade cabinets reaching to the ceiling. The opulence continues onto the second floor, where you will find four spacious bedrooms, two full baths, and unobstructed views of the city. On the lower level, you will find a garden room with atrium-style windows looking out onto the incredible backyard retreat which truly makes this property a one-of-one. The current owners wanted to create a European garden and they achieved it in every respect, from the lush gardens to the antique iron fountain, the gurgling cistern, and the custom stonework done by an Italian stone mason. There is also an outdoor kitchen with an old world wood/gas hybrid stone oven which will make you feel as though you have been transported to the European countryside. Moving deeper into the back yard, there’s an in-ground, heated cement pool with a copper filtration system. The driveway has a snow melt system and, with the flick of a switch, you will never have to shovel snow. A two-car, heated garage with a full bathroom and an attic sits at the driveway's end. An automatic, elegant gold-leafed iron gate is located at its entrance. This home is one you must experience in person to truly appreciate all of its beauty and grandeur.

  • City / Strip
  • Inground
  • Library
  • Scenic
  • Panoramic
Heather Kaczorowski
Piatt Sotheby's International Realty

223 Grandview Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15211