Home Tour: Historic Apartment in Troy Hill

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Photo of the living room in Harpster apartment


Photo of before and after on living room in Harpster apartment
Photo of the dining room in Harpster apartment
Photo of the chandelier in Harpster apartment


Photo of the living room in Harpster apartment


We just finished renovations on a short term rental space located in Troy Hill!

Previously owned by the founder of Penn Brewery, this beautiful home was built at the turn of the century, and was designed to fit the life of a wealthy family in that time. Although we’ve decided to rent it into a half dozen comfortably sized units, it originally served as a single family home, with more than enough space in terms of square feet and the high ceilings and arched doorways throughout the home.

Troy Hill: Then and Now

The house is located in the quiet, walkable neighborhood of Troy Hill, which is perched on a hill overlooking the Allegheny river. It’s just a short drive from the Northside and downtown, and right across the river from Lawrenceville. Originally, Troy Hill was heavily populated by Catholic German immigrants following the annexation of the neighborhood into Allegheny City. A few decades later 1814 Harpster was built.

Unfortunately, the property fell victim to the 1970’s and a love for shag carpet combined with the desire to cut heating costs resulted in drop ceilings, dark rooms, and the covering up of the gorgeous original woodwork.

With a Little Love and a Lot of Work

However, we were able to uncover all this property has to offer. As you can see from the gallery above, we’ve converted one of the units into a fully furnished short term rental, and the other units are longer-term rental units.

Looking for a getaway in a beautifully historic setting? We have listed the property on Airbnb, and we would love to host you! Reserve a stay: here.

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