Julie Coletti in her kitchen. Behind her are original windows that were turned into light-filled display cabinets.

Casa bella: Shadyside beauty melds tastes of Italian & Victorian hospitality

Julie Coletti’s grand house and six others will be open Sunday for the 36th annual Shadyside House Tour.

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 Peg Parks with her 8-foot-long steel lion in the living room of her Lawrenceville row house, one of 11 houses on the tour. The house features a 30-year collection of painting, sculpture and wood carving by her late father, Seigle Parks.

Retiree followed young people to Lawrenceville for her new digs

Peg Parks has a tried-and-true formula for choosing the hippest Pittsburgh neighborhood in which to live: Follow the young people.

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Collier Township at a glance

Located 11 miles southwest of Downtown, the 12.8-square mile township has a history that precedes the Revolutionary War.

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 Upgrades available in this Collier townhome include hardwood floors.

Buying Here: Location and value in Collier's Centennial Point

S&A Homes Centennial Point community near Settler's Ridge appeal to both first-time buyers and empty nesters looking to downsize.

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 The open floor plan features a blended kitchen, dining and family rooms.

Buying Here: Village at Stonegate one of many villa communities in Festival of Homes

The Village at Stonegate is a community of villas featuring first-floor master bedrooms and low-maintenance community living.

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 Penn Township at a glance

Penn Township at a glance

Penn Township, 25 miles east of Pittsburgh, might be best known as the land where the Battle of Bushy Run was fought and won in 1763.

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 The kitchen features soapstone counters and tall windows.

Couple's 'new' city home a canvas for their tastes

The home on South Pacific Avenue, featured on Sunday’s Friendship House and Architecture Tour, has seen a century's worth of history.

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City walking tours

Allegheny City Society and Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation offer walking tours on the North Side and other parts of the city.

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Hard-to-recycle, chemical collections set

Collections scheduled Oct. 3 and 10 for hard-to-recycle items and household chemicals.

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 This two-bedroom, two-bath townhouse on the South Side was on the market for $219,000 and just went under agreement.

Zillow: Pittsburgh area housing prices down in many communities

But Pittsburgh real estate professionals dispute the Seattle-based company’s findings.

2 weeks ago

 Ron and Jody Kotun, standing in their living room, will show off their home in the 3rd annual Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour on Sept. 26.

Wilkinsburg tour features 1940s home in neighborhood built for Westinghouse execs

Couple is proud to show improvements on their Blackridge home, one of 10 stops on Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour.

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 This five bedroom, 3 1⁄2 bath home sits on 3⁄4 acre, right across the street from the Sewickley Golf Club driving range on Backbone Road in Bell Acres.

Buying Here: Bell Acres colonial abuts golf course

Bell Acres house and landscaped grounds offer views and an easy jaunt across the course at Sewickley Heights Golf Club.

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Bell Acres at a glance

Located 19 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Bell Acres is nestled in the floodplains of Big and Little Sewickley creeks.

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 The new dining room set from the Hable for Hickory Chair collection includes the Tate armchair, the Olivier table in an Ebony finish, dark dark walnut is the standard finish, and the Loretta side chair.

Designer Susan Hable reaches for the stars at High Point

Textile designer Susan Hable boldly goes into furniture design with a new collection, Hable for Hickory Chair.

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Audit: Section 8 properties owe $508,000 in taxes

$500K gone uncollected for such properties at county, municipal and school levels since 2012. Homestead exemptions also improperly granted.

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Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour set

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 26, homes ranging from the former home of hall of fame baseball player Bill McKechnie to a midcentury modern

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 Ronald Robertson and Richard Prescott of East Liberty made a wall hanging from antique tin ceiling tiles after stripping several layers of paint. They change the colored strip with the seasons.

Contest winners prove anything can be reused

Ronald Robertson and Richard Prescott bought a stack of antique tin ceiling tiles to use in their house, but not as a ceiling.

3 weeks ago

 Architect John Francona in the great room of his century-old home on the North Side’s Mexican War Streets.

1894 grocery becomes modern living space in Mexican War Streets

Sunday’s house tour in the Mexican War Streets on the North Side features an architect's improvements on a store turned into a home.

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 Front exterior of the townhome for sale at 921 Red Oak Drive in Harmar. The 1 1⁄2 -story end unit at the end of a cul-de-sac has a brick exterior, two-car garage and more than 3,000 square feet of living space.

Buying Here: Sunset shades color townhome in Harmar

Owner of Harmar townhome chose bright colors, taller cabinets and counter tops to accommodate his height.

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Harmar at a glance

Located just 13 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, Harmar Township was named after Ebenezer Denny's son, Harmar.

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Dormont House Tour opens door to 100-year-old homes

The tour will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4.

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