Homes of Distinction: Amazing Architecture (PA Edition)

Truly exceptional homes are almost always the result of careful design and meticulous craftsmanship, encapsulating their designer’s singular vision in a breathtaking unity of theme, in which each individual element reinforces and enhances the appeal of all others. The Homes of Distinction below are the product of such a process, and their amazing architecture is a testament to the talent of their creators.


168 Lemoyne Avenue, East Washington, PA, 15301

168 Lemoyne Avenue, East Washington, PA, 15301

The gated entry of this stunning Mediterranean Revival residence shows the way to an interior replete with mahogany pocket doors, coffered ceilings, original glass-front cabinets, and six decorative fireplaces. Doors lead out to a patio, a summer kitchen, and a heated in-ground pool, surrounded by 1.75 private acres.


177 Camp Meeting Road Ext., Bell Acres, PA 15143

177 Camp Meeting Road Ext., Bell Acres, PA 15143

This classic center hall Colonial is situated on more than two acres in the “Blue Ribbon” Quaker Valley School District. From its grand entry and den with custom built-ins to the gourmet kitchen with cherry cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances, it delivers outstanding amenities only found in a home of this quality.


3906 Westlake Drive, Morgantown, WV 26508

3906 Westlake Drive, Morgantown, WV 26508

This extravagant waterfront property is nestled amid 2.78 acres in one of the most exclusive communities Cheat Lake has to offer. You will discover custom limestone accents, in-wall surround sound, a saltwater pool, a 10-car garage, and walls of windows framing sweeping views of the tranquil lake setting.


1616 Powers Run Road, Fox Chapel, PA 15238

1616 Powers Run Road, Fox Chapel, PA 15238

Formerly the personal residence of renowned modernist architect Tasso Katselas, this one-of-a-kind contemporary masterpiece is tucked away amid 3.3 wooded acres. Cantilevered decks and floor-to-ceiling windows create an indelible impression, and the main-level deck overlooks a swimming pool and a one-bedroom guest house.


2197 South Villa Drive, Hampton Township, PA 15044

2197 South Villa Drive, Hampton Township, PA 15044

Custom-built by Spagnolo, this all-brick residence displays nine-foot ceilings, hardwood flooring, custom woodwork, and an eat-in kitchen equipped with commercial appliances. The west wing incorporates a private suite for guests, and the finished lower level includes a second full kitchen and a theater area.


1275 Parkview Boulevard, Squirrel Hill, PA 15217

1275 Parkview Boulevard, Squirrel Hill, PA 15217

The open, contemporary floor plan of this sophisticated residence in Summerset at Frick Park is equally well-suited for entertaining and day-to-day life. Its gourmet kitchen exhibits granite countertops, top-of-the-line cabinetry and appliances, and a walk-in pantry, while the vaulted master suite includes a walk-in closet and a spa-like bath.


476 Sheets Road, Jefferson Township, PA 15622

476 Sheets Road, Jefferson Township, PA 15622

Walls of windows frame spectacular views at this one-of-a-kind mountain retreat nestled atop 35 acres next to Forbes State Forest and Roaring Run Nature Preserve. Whole-house smart home technology integrates seamlessly with the home’s natural materials, including Douglas fir ceilings, seven-inch oak plank floors, gorgeous granite countertops, and fine hickory cabinetry.


205 Parveen Lane, Buffalo Township, PA 16055

205 Parveen Lane, Buffalo Township, PA 16055

A foyer with a 22-foot ceiling welcomes you to this custom-built home, and natural light streams through its numerous windows and skylights, falling on limestone flooring with radiant heat. Other highlights include a St. Charles-designed kitchen and an elegant master suite with a dressing room, a Jacuzzi tub, and a sauna.


214 Mystic Drive, Morgantown, WV 26508

214 Mystic Drive, Morgantown, WV 26508

Combining contemporary style and rustic charm, this handsome residence on 3.62 acres captures the heart of the Mountain State. Its CLT construction creates a series of light-filled spaces with lofty ceilings, as well as a private wing that houses an owner’s suite enhanced by dramatic windows and direct access to a sundeck.


274 Gateshead Drive, Peters Township, PA 15317

274 Gateshead Drive, Peters Township, PA 15317

Built from cedar and stone on more than three wooded acres, this Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired home makes use of two custom staircases, one of which is a spiral stair crafted in Baltimore and transported to Pittsburgh in one piece. Other highlights include an Art Deco-style bar and an indoor racquetball court.


1003 Delafield Road, Fox Chapel, PA 15215

1003 Delafield Road, Fox Chapel, PA 15215

Refinished hardwood floors, antique door locks, and beautiful wooden trim add visual flair to this traditional residence. A historic home dating back to 1909, it is part of a secluded, country setting in the borough of Fox Chapel, with covered porches overlooking perennial gardens and the mature woods beyond.


If you are interested in learning more about Howard Hanna’s other Homes of Distinction, you can download a digital copy of our Homes of Distinction magazine, and if you would like to know more about the defining characteristics of their different architectural styles, visit the House Styles section of our Real Estate Glossary.

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