1880 Baywood Gilded Age Mansion Reduced to $3.28M in Pittsburgh, PA
$3,280,000 | Built 1880 | 9,286 Sq. Ft. | 8 Beds | 5 Baths | 1.84 Acres
5501 Elgin Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15206
Set on an unprecedented 1.84 acre lot and surrounded by six acres of lush, protected parkland, the Baywood Mansion will make anyone feel like royalty. The historic residence hit the market in January 2020 for $3.65 million and was recently reduced to $3.28 million. A revitalized portion of the former Alexander King Estate, this iconic, sophisticated home is truly a piece of art that has been lovingly restored to its era, with a focus on quality throughout and superior attention to detail. Dr. Frank Brown and his wife, Maura, purchased the neglected mansion in 1994 for $150,000. The couple spent the next 24 years devoting their lives into bringing back one of Pittsburgh’s finest historic properties. The owners spared no expense in returning the exquisitely detailed rooms to their original elegance, and the result is a museum-quality residence worthy of hosting grand occasions or displaying the most distinguished art collection.
The 22-room Second Empire Victorian mansion was built in 1880 for Alexander King, an Irish immigrant and glass manufacturer. Sitting on an unprecedented 1.8 acre lot, the mansion comes surrounded by 6 acres of protected parkland. Beyond the walls, the home has been extensively renovated and modernized. Features include a newer electrical system, new plumbing, and air conditioning, a new boiler, and new appliances, including a 24,000-watt backup generator. The porch and roof of the exterior have also been repainted, and the entire home is surge protected. For those who value properties of historical significance and love classic period details, such as hardwood floors, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows, yet who are averse to the risks, time and expense involved with performing renovations, this is the ultimate opportunity. Baywood is on the market for $3.28 million with Mark Jennings of Sotheby’s International Realty.