Poe Way: Upper Lawrenceville

SOLD: MAY 2014

LOCATION: 5208 Poe Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
DETAILS: 2 beds / 2.5 baths
LIST PRICE: $239,900

WHY WE LOVE IT: This flip was a first for us in terms of design, function, and aesthetic, but it’s certainly not a last. Located on the 5200 block of Poe Way in Upper Lawrenceville, this modern beauty features two bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a one-car garage — a huge bonus, considering the neighborhood’s notoriously tight parking. A tiered backyard deck, patio, and several built-in planter boxes allow for privacy and personal touches in a predominantly urban space. Inside, we’re especially proud of the vaulted master bedroom with its exposed beams; bright, airy loft; and spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower and second floor laundry. The focal point of the kitchen — the current homeowners’ favorite room — is an overhead garage door that opens up into a pocket, turning both the kitchen and the patio into one massive entertainment space. You can almost never go wrong with a wet bar and beverage cooler in the dining room, so we tossed those in as well, for good measure. To boot, this place boasts all new plumbing, electric, and HVAC. Not to get too technical.