Condominiums starting at $209,500 coming to Lawrenceville

Historic Charm and Modern Amenities at Cobble House

Pittsburgh, PA (March 23, 2015) – Brian Mendelssohn, principal of Botero Development, continues his quest to rejuvenate Lawrenceville.  As a resident himself, he knows firsthand the needs of the business district and options available to those looking for city living in Lawrenceville.

He appropriately calls himself a Lawrenceville developer, saying “Whatever Lawrenceville needs is what gets developed.”

He was originally thinking his next project would be apartments but changed his mind as he talked to more and more people looking to buy in Lawrenceville.  “Owning in this vibrant neighborhood is a great investment.  Values just keep going up.”

Cobble House is the conversion of an old warehouse at 260 42nd Street into one-of-a-kind condominium residences with modern amenities and historic charm.  Built in the late 1930s with cobblestones from local roads by the Davidson Sand and Gravel Company, the building was used for many years as a warehouse.

“The condos will have the benefits of the old character with everything new,” said Mendelssohn.

Marketed for sale by Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Cobble House is a two-story building with eight condominiums starting at $209,500.  The residences will feature one or two bedrooms, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, and high-end finishes, each will have its own in-unit laundry.  There will be a bicycle (parking) area, storage area, and outdoor parking.

Design of the Cobble House condominiums is by Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, based in the Strip District.

Convenient to Downtown, the universities and hospitals of Oakland, the North Shore, and Children’s Hospital right up the street, Lawrenceville’s great location makes it one of the city’s most popular areas for living, dining and shopping.

Other Mendelssohn projects (all in Lawrenceville, of course) include restoring row houses along 48th Street, the Omega Federal Credit Union,  the Arsenal Bank Building at Butler and 43rd streets into loft apartments, and Tender Bar + Kitchen, a prohibition-themed restaurant. Mr. Mendelssohn’s company, Botero Development, owns the building.

Most recently, the missing piece was Row House Cinema and Atlas Bottle Works.  A lifelong movie lover, Mendelssohn owns the building and the businesses.  “I am always looking to add value to the neighborhood,” he said. “I live here.”

“The dry wall is going up now and we hope to have a finished model by the end of June,” said Howard Hanna agent Leesa Belt-Haglund, Cobble House site coordinator.  Jana Randall of the Howard Hanna Shadyside office is also a member of the Cobble House sales team.

For more information on the Cobble House condos, please contact Leesa Belt Haglund at 412-952-2458 or or Jana Randall at 412-361-4000 or

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