An eclectic Pittsburgh house has landed in the marketplace once more, and its wild design has already brought on fairly the social-media buzz.
At first look, the 1,475-square-foot brick house seems like a median abode. However the trippy inside tells a unique story.
“While you stroll within the entrance door, it looks like it’s a ranch-style home; however the earlier proprietor reduce the ground out to decrease it to the basement degree, so it’s all open,” says itemizing agent Chads Mullinary, of Berkshire Hathaway The Most popular Realty.
Mullinary explains that the entire distinctive modifications had been made by the house’s earlier proprietor, and that the present house owners beloved the quirky spaceship theme.
“They’re relocating, or they’d 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 middle 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 means 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 inbuilt 1969.
A sunken front room incorporates a built-in cupboard, excessive oak beams, hardwood flooring, and a brick hearth. A spiral staircase supplies quick access to each ranges of the house. To the left of the fireside, a picket ladder results in an elevated library.
The principle-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—contemporary 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 a bit of TLC, this area could possibly be reworked into a personal oasis.
The owners have made a number of tweaks right here and there, over the previous few years. Whereas they had been on board with the house’s outer-space vibe, they apparently felt in another way about its tropical-themed rooms.
“The bed room was initially designed as a cabana, crammed with sand,” Mullinary says. “The present house owners took the sand out however saved the cabana-style mattress. There was additionally a toilet—that had a jungle-theme—that’s now a extra conventional model.”
So, who would need a pad with an out-of-this-world design? Because it occurs, themed properties make for well-liked short-term leases.
“It’s such a singular house,” Mullinary observes. “It could make an superior Airbnb; or it may go to a younger couple, investor, or the proper household who simply loves the model.”
He provides that the locale, in a mellow Pittsburgh suburb, can also 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 reside in … so it might make an incredible household house.”