Sunday, June 22, 2014

more of other peoples' houses

Since everyone seems to enjoy my estate sale photos, here are some from the past couple of weeks (none today though, I might as well have stayed in bed).

Last week we stopped at a house in Schenley Farms, a historic neighborhood here in Pittsburgh, and found something rather amazing still in operation...

That's an original built-in vacuum cleaner.  So very cool!  Also some nice art tile (Grueby, Moravian?) with brass lantern sconces on the fireplace.  They also had a lovely copper and glass awning over the back door. 

Another house was full of original details (and also so full of people I couldn't take many photos).  There were so many closed and caution taped doors that I missed most of the house, the few I peeked into were original/untouched bathroom and closets.  But since I was in ninja picture mode, no pictures..

Another rather unassuming house had both it's original 40's bathrooms, including colored fixtures and patterned linoleum.  Sadly, I don't think the future bodes well for their continued survival.  

A nice hex tile floor at a storefront near us (it also has a great early light fixture that I don't have a picture of). 

And just a pretty rear view of a couple of houses in Shadyside.

And lastly, some nice details from a Mt. Lebanon Tudor Revival.


 Hopefully you all had fruitful weekends, if not, hope you had a nice spot to lounge


  1. Seriously, if I can get my act together it'd be great to meet up with you guys and see some of these great houses together.

    1. Eh, most of them are a complete wash... But if you make it down to the Washington Antique Show on Sunday I'll buy you coffee and a donut!

  2. I wish we had houses like that around here!

  3. Replies
    1. I wish my pictures did some of these houses justice!

  4. THANKS for sharing the Schenley Farms photos!!!

    1. How could I not? How rare to find such things still intact!

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