Spaceship-Themed Pittsburgh Residence Tries To Land $199K

An eclectic Pittsburgh house has landed available on the market once more, and its wild design has already brought on fairly the social-media buzz.

At first look, the 1,475-square-foot brick house seems to be like a mean abode. However the trippy inside tells a special story.

“Whenever you stroll within the entrance door, it looks like it’s a ranch-style home; however the earlier proprietor reduce the ground out to decrease it to the basement stage, so it’s all open,” says itemizing agent Chads Mullinary, of Berkshire Hathaway The Most well-liked Realty.

Mullinary explains that the entire distinctive adjustments have been made by the house’s earlier proprietor, and that the present house owners liked the quirky spaceship theme.

“They’re relocating, or they might have stayed right here,” Mullinary notes.

Spaceship-style inside


Inside of an Apache helicopter


Along with the now-open flooring plan, the house’s distinctive design includes a eating room that resembles the command heart of a spaceship—with a pocket door that results in the galley kitchen.

Want to go into the laundry space and workshop? Simply open the hatch door!



Door to the laundry space and workshop


“The spaceship eating room was designed from lots of elements the earlier proprietor had from an Apache helicopter,” Mullinary says. “He was going by way of a degree in his life, the place creating this distinctive design was kind of an escape.”

Listed for an inexpensive $199,000, the three-bedroom home was in-built 1969.

A sunken front room includes a built-in cupboard, excessive oak beams, hardwood flooring, and a brick fire. A spiral staircase gives easy accessibility to each ranges of the house. To the left of the fireside, a picket ladder results in an elevated library.



Spiral staircase


The principle-floor dwelling space additionally showcases a floor-to-ceiling, space-themed mural.

The present proprietor, who bought the house in 2020 for $152,500, has made some modifications—contemporary paint and flooring, plus a brand new roof.

The yard options an above-ground pool that wants a brand new liner and another updates. And with just a little TLC, this area might be reworked into a personal oasis.

Bed room


The owners have made just a few tweaks right here and there, over the previous few years. Whereas they have been on board with the house’s outer-space vibe, they apparently felt otherwise about its tropical-themed rooms.

“The bed room was initially designed as a cabana, crammed with sand,” Mullinary says. “The present house owners took the sand out however saved the cabana-style mattress. There was additionally a toilet—that had a jungle-theme—that’s now a extra conventional fashion.”

So, who would desire a pad with an out-of-this-world design? Because it occurs, themed properties make for well-liked short-term leases.

“It’s such a novel house,” Mullinary observes. “It could make an superior Airbnb; or it may go to a younger couple, investor, or the best household who simply loves the fashion.”

He provides that the locale, in a mellow Pittsburgh suburb, can be an interesting perk.

“The Vacation Park neighborhood is situated in Plum, which is within the japanese suburbs,” Mullinary says. “It’s a sought-after neighborhood to reside in … so it might make an incredible household house.”