6 charming homes in Pittsburgh

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House in West Allegheny.

Friendship Park. With four bedrooms plus a third-floor two-bedroom apartment, this Queen Anne-style "Painted Lady" Victorian has rental income potential. Among the original 1910 details are a grand staircase, seven fireplaces, stained glass, carved woodwork, and floor-to-ceiling pocket doors between the parlor and living room; updates include central A/C, stainless kitchen appliances, and granite counters.

The exterior has a covered porch and three-car garage. $600,000. Tatjana Douglas, Northwood Realty Services, (412) 894-4714.

Squirrel Hill. Architect David Simpson designed this six-bedroom stone estate, built in 1907. Original details include stone fireplaces, stained glass, box beam ceilings, and carved built-ins and balusters.

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A second building comprises a one-bedroom apartment and a garage. The grounds are planted with mature trees and lawns. $1,250,000. Mark Jennings, Piatt/Sotheby's International Realty, (412) 321-9999.

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Shadyside West. This 1920 slate-roofed brick colonial is walking distance to shops and restaurants. The five-bedroom home has original and updated wood ceilings, panels, and molding, and honed-stone and hardwood floors throughout.

Additional amenities include an indoor-outdoor lap pool and hot tub, a media room, a gym, and an office. The 0.4-acre property has a landscaped garden. $4,495,000. Roslyn Neiman, Howard Hanna/Shadyside, (412) 889-5488.

Allegheny West. This five-bedroom Victorian, set on a tree-lined street, was built in 1902. The house features scraped hardwood floors, 14-foot ceilings, and historic details, including seven decorative fireplaces and crown molding.

Outside are a side yard, wood deck, and brick patio. $595,000. Dawn Bierker, RE/MAX Real Estate Solutions, (412) 657-1136.

Strip District. The main living space in this converted and recently renovated two-bedroom industrial building has an open-concept living room-kitchen-dining area with polished concrete floors and exposed-wood ceilings.

A second suite, currently rented through Airbnb, includes a balcony, kitchen, and separate entrance. The building also has an elevator; a lower level with gym, media, and recreation areas; and a heated five-car garage. $1,875,000. Kathy R. Wallace, Keller Williams/Pittsburgh East, (412) 855-8419.

Mount Lebanon. Designed by Peter Berndtson, an assistant of Frank Lloyd Wright, this 1961 mid-century modern home has been recognized by the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. The three-bedroom Marshall House features a wood-burning fireplace, wood-beamed ceilings, and original built-ins.

The 1.2-acre wooded grounds include a patio, parking area, and shed. $305,000. Deborah Dattalo, Howard Hanna/Mount Lebanon, (412) 334-1077.