Impeccably restored Gilded Age mansion asks $3.6M

A large red brick Victorian house with green trim that’s surrounded by green trees. The house features a large wrap-around porch and a turret in the center. Roseanne
Martin, Pennsylvania Real Estate Photography

The wraparound porch is the stuff of dreams

Curbed covers historic homes aplenty in our House of the Day
column, but every now and again a listing stops us in our tracks.
Take this eight-bedroom,
four-and-a-half bath home
in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Called
the Baywood Mansion, the Highland Park home was constructed in 1880
by Alexander King, an Irish immigrant turned millionaire glass
manufacturer.

A local family, Dr. Frank and Maura Brown,
purchased
the Second Empire-style home in 1994 and spent the
last 25 years carefully renovating the red brick mansion’s
sprawling 22 rooms. A wraparound porch and 16-foot-high gilded
finial make for impressive curb appeal, while 10-foot walnut doors
welcome visitors into a formal vestibule.

Throughout the restored home you’ll find hand-stenciled
ceilings, diagonally laid white oak parquet flooring, and ornate
cast bronze door handles that match the originals. Cove molding in
the light pink formal parlor is gilded with 23-karat gold leaf,
while the dining room features soft green wallpaper and carved wood
accents. Throw in the 1.8 lot—adjacent to six acres of protected
parkland—and you have a swoonworthy Victorian mansion worth a
splurge.

Interested? 5501 Elgin
Street is on the market now for $3,650,000
.

A large patio has red and blue checkered tile, green columns, and a navy wicker outdoor dining set.Roseanne
Martin, Pennsylvania Real Estate Photography The spacious
wraparound porch welcomes visitors to the home.A pink and cream formal sitting area features gold trim and painted ceilings, a large chandelier, and formal fireplace.Craig
Thompson Photography The formal parlor features cove molding that
is gilded with 23-karat gold leaf. A formal dining room has an elaborate gold printed ceiling, mint walls, and a gold chandelier. There is a 10-person wood and teal dining set.
Craig Thompson Photography The soft green wallpaper in the formal
dining room contrasts with hand-carved wood accents.

A rich royal green fireplace has tile, wood trim, and a ship on the mantle. Craig
Thompson Photography
A stone castle-like turret is set in a verdant, tree-filled area. Roseanne
Martin, Pennsylvania Real Estate Photography

A formal foyer has wood floors, an elaborate wood staircase with intricate carving, teal walls, and a stained glass window in the hallway.Craig
Thompson Photography Stained glass in the vestibule makes for
beautiful distilled light. A bedroom features wood floors, a wooden bed and dresser, and gold wallpaper.
Craig Thompson Photography One of eight bedrooms in the
listing—this one decked out in gold. A bathroom has built-in wood cabinets and an old-fashioned sink. There is a shower and white tub.
Craig Thompson Photography A restored bath features wood built-ins
and a traditional sink.
Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Impeccably restored Gilded Age mansion asks .6M