Homes


 This three-story colonial, built in 1860, is on the market for $149,000.

Buying Here: Shaler

Built in 1860, 500 Friday Street in Shaler offers a historic, colonial atmosphere.

3 days ago


Local upholstery sources

Studios, fabrics, supplies and classes in upholstery

3 days ago


Home & Garden notes

Household chemicals collection set next Saturday in Plum, Manchester House + Garden Tour on Aug. 3, Downtown walking tour Wednesday.

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 Author Amanda Brown of Spruce Upholstery in Austin, Texas, shares her tricks of the trade in her new book "Spruce: A Step-by-Step Guide to Upholstery and Design" published by Storey Publishing.

That old furniture might just need a new outfit

Amanda Brown of Spruce Upholstery has created the ultimate DIY guide to making over your furniture.

3 days ago


 Bill and June Sheppard.

Couple transform Brentwood rental into spacious home fit for 2 pianos

To make room for two vintage pianos, a couple moved to Brentwood and restored an Arts & Crafts-style house.

3 days ago


 Realtor Greg Gammonley with ConnectRealty.com, right. shows off a home to prospective buyer Maddie Coker in Orlando, Fla. A new report by Trulia, the online real estate firm, suggests that the recession did little to turn off millennials from the idea of owning a home compared to previous generations.

Study: U.S. millennials buying homes later

It suggests that the recession — for all its damage to the economy — did little to turn off millennials from the idea of owning a home.

1 week ago


 The exterior of the home of Paula and Doug Arnold at 154 Reiber Road.

Buying Here: Connoquenessing

House built 14 years ago boasts two kitchens, 5,000 square feet of living space and a saltwater, in-ground pool.

1 week ago


 A Standard Pacific Home's interior view of a dog-friendly home. Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling 27 new home communities from Florida to California and billing them as the first to offer pet paradise as an option in every one. Fully loaded, paradise is a 170 square-foot pet suite and spa with a step-in wash station, handheld sprayer and leash lead, tile walls and floors, a designated drying area with a commercial sized pet dryer, a water station, automated feeders, cabinets for toys, treats and food, a stackable washer and dryer, a French door that opens to a puppy run, and a flat-screen television set.

Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders

These homes are set apart by their amenities — for dogs.

1 week ago


 This four-bedroom brick home in Penn Hills is on the market for $159,000.

Buying Here: Penn Hills

This Tudor-style cottage in Penn Hills has storybook curb appeal and many modern updates.

2 weeks ago


 This 3,900-square-feet Corten steel-framed, four bedroom property in Fawn is on the market for $750,000. The one-story house has 3 1/2 baths and a six-car garage and sits on 5 acres.

Buying Here: Fawn

A new, modern house in Fawn seeks to bring the outside in.

3 weeks ago



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