December 4, 2022

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Scorching Home: A 3-Acre Estate in Penn Hills That is “Like a Gift from Heaven”

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Photographs BY PHILIP HENSLER Pictures

It was an ad in the Sunday newspaper that enabled Bob Denove and his spouse, Renee, to make the home of their goals. 

“My son was at 5 a.m. hockey follow. I opened the paper and observed the lot for sale,” Denove remembers. “I went property and stated, ‘We have to see this nowadays.’”

The couple headed to a gem of a whole lot on the edge of Penn Hills. The advert mentioned a private landowner was selling a few, 3-acre tons from his non-public home. The pair procured the first. 

“It is personal, secure and carved into the woods,” Denove says. “He has horse stables all all over the home. The place else can you uncover that in Penn Hills? It was like a gift from heaven.” 

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The pair went on to construct a 6,100-square-foot government property at 740 Gramac Lane that’s loaded with structure information.

“I often knew I was going to develop the household of our goals,” Denove states.  

The empty-nesters are now prepared to downsize. They’ve listed the 5-bed room, four-and-a single-50 percent rest room property on the current market for $899,900 (MLS# 1520738, Lori Hummel, Howard Hanna Real Estate, or 412/287-1739). It is open by appointment. 

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Accessed by a private street, the all-brick home is surrounded by lush trees and mature landscaping. A governor’s driveway sales opportunities to the 3-car or truck connected garage. 

The household is loaded with normal light thanks to plentiful windows and a two-story grand foyer. There also are marble floors and a curved grand staircase. 

“My spouse and I usually required a major grand foyer,” Denove claims. “We have been so joyful to lastly have it.” 

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One more wow component in the home is 1 of the couple’s beloved capabilities, a two-tale fireplace wall in the sunken family area off of the kitchen.

“We hired a stone mason. He was in his late 70s,” Denove suggests. “He practically slice each and every single stone in this stone fireplace. It turned out just tremendous.” 

The few was so amazed they employed the exact stone mason to hand-build a wall that operates together the driveway to the home.

“It’s wonderful,” Denove suggests. “The wall appears to be just as it did 24 several years back.” 

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The 14-by-28-square-foot kitchen has a generous island. The signature appliances involve a prep sink and a great deal of storage in the course of. At the significantly conclude of the area, a table for 6 overlooks the household space. 

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The executive workplace/den is a standout many thanks to a beefy coffered ceiling, custom wall panels and heaps of crafted-in storage area. It is a best get the job done-from-household setup. 

There are many other notable features on the most important flooring, together with a formal residing space with marble façade and a seafoam-environmentally friendly-hued dining room. 

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The intimate dining area is positioned off of the primary foyer for spectacular effect  it’s also adjacent to the kitchen area for included practicality. A photograph frame trim provides aptitude — and the environmentally friendly coloration is a welcome change from the gray or white dining areas that are all about social media these days. 

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Upstairs, the key bedroom options a vaulted ceiling, a fire and a luxurious toilet with a host of facilities, together with an organically formed soaking tub seated in front of a bank of windows that helps make a single sense as even though they’re soaking in the woods. Different vanity sinks, a shower and granite counter tops round out the space.

The house has three extra generously sized bedrooms on this amount as nicely as a few bogs. A decrease-degree loved ones place is heat and inviting many thanks to a light-weight shade plan and a fire wall. That area can act as a comprehensive suite thanks to an additional guest bed room, health and fitness center and toilet. 

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An unfinished storage area tells one more story. 

“We experienced a graduation get together and the children wrote their names in chalk on the wall,” Denove states. “It’s pale away, but 19 several years afterwards they still search for their names when they occur above.” 

All these yrs later on, Denove is continue to awed they built their desire property in Penn Hills. 

“My spouse grew up in Penn Hills and we hardly ever understood this region existed again listed here,” he says. “It’s like a non-public island getaway and still so handy for searching and the major highways. We will be unfortunate to go.” 

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