Spaceship-Themed Pittsburgh House Tries To Land $199K
An eclectic Pittsburgh residence has landed available on the market once more, and its wild design has already triggered fairly the social-media buzz.
At first look, the 1,475-square-foot brick residence seems to be like a median abode. However the trippy inside tells a distinct story.
“If you stroll within the entrance door, it looks as if it’s a ranch-style home; however the earlier proprietor lower the ground out to decrease it to the basement stage, so it’s all open,” says itemizing agent Chads Mullinary, of Berkshire Hathaway The Most well-liked Realty.
Mullinary explains that all the distinctive adjustments have been made by the house’s earlier proprietor, and that the present homeowners cherished the quirky spaceship theme.
“They’re relocating, or they might have stayed right here,” Mullinary notes.
Along with the now-open ground plan, the house’s distinctive design incorporates a eating room that resembles the command heart of a spaceship—with a pocket door that results in the galley kitchen.
Want to move into the laundry space and workshop? Simply open the hatch door!
“The spaceship eating room was designed from a variety of elements the earlier proprietor had from an Apache helicopter,” Mullinary says. “He was going by way of a degree in his life, the place creating this distinctive design was kind of an escape.”
Listed for an reasonably priced $199,000, the three-bedroom home was in-built 1969.
A sunken front room incorporates a built-in cupboard, excessive oak beams, hardwood flooring, and a brick hearth. A spiral staircase gives quick access to each ranges of the house. To the left of the hearth, a wood ladder results in an elevated library.
The primary-floor residing space additionally showcases a floor-to-ceiling, space-themed mural.
The present proprietor, who bought the house in 2020 for $152,500, has made some modifications—recent paint and flooring, plus a brand new roof.
The yard options an above-ground pool that wants a brand new liner and another updates. And with somewhat TLC, this house may very well be reworked into a personal oasis.
The householders have made a couple of tweaks right here and there, over the previous few years. Whereas they have been on board with the house’s outer-space vibe, they apparently felt otherwise about its tropical-themed rooms.
“The bed room was initially designed as a cabana, full of sand,” Mullinary says. “The present homeowners took the sand out however stored the cabana-style mattress. There was additionally a rest room—that had a jungle-theme—that’s now a extra conventional model.”
So, who would desire a pad with an out-of-this-world design? Because it occurs, themed houses make for widespread short-term leases.
“It’s such a singular residence,” Mullinary observes. “It might make an superior Airbnb; or it might go to a younger couple, investor, or the correct household who simply loves the model.”
He provides that the locale, in a mellow Pittsburgh suburb, can be an interesting perk.
“The Vacation Park neighborhood is situated in Plum, which is within the jap suburbs,” Mullinary says. “It’s a sought-after neighborhood to dwell in … so it could make a fantastic household residence.”