Reader tours the Pittsburgh in LQA

A reader recently toured The Pittsburgh a conversion at 129 Warren that was originally built in 1907 and was kind enough to write in with the following:

The unit for $150k is 255 sq ft. There are four studios in the building, and they are all on the ground floor. The largest is 404 sq ft I think, and it is selling for $185k. There will be ten outdoor parking spaces for the whole bldg and they are selling for $20k each. Available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to zoning and water runoff restrictions, the parking area will have to remain gravel, not paved.

I did not tour the larger units, but the bldg is VERY rough right now. We’re talking holes in the floor, no sinks, no toilets, walls torn apart and moved around. Completion on the units varies but the furthest completion they are expecting is end of August. Much of the existing character will remain.

If you want to see an idea of what their finished projects look like, the Queen’s Court across the street is nearing completion, and there are two staged units for you to check out. Compact fridges, compact dishwashers, single sink. 5/4″ granite counters are standard.

I sure can’t imagine living in 255 square feet but maybe it would make the right pied a terre for someone with a home elsewhere.

 Reader tours the Pittsburgh in LQA

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Matt , Urbnlivn's publisher, has a love for lofts with industrial features and new construction condos that is only eclipsed by his passion for outdoor sports and urban living. Phrases such as “polished concrete” and “exposed brick” are music to his ears. You can also find Matt on Twitter or skiing.

  • EconE

    Kinda makes the Montreaux units look almost “spacious” eh?

  • EconE

    Kinda makes the Montreaux units look almost “spacious” eh?

  • refuGEE

    Caveat Emptor! As a former tenants in the Pittsburgh, we had the chance to buy in early for $359K for our 850sq ft 2bd. Pioneer expected us to sign contracts without any statement of work describing what changes would be made to the unit, or building. We already had mortgage approval. Our old place is on the market for $450K; we could still afford it, and are shipping elsewhere.

    Check out the quality of finish in Queen’s Court and Aspen Park. It’s lousy! Please note Pittsburgh is Pioneer’s 4th conversion, and not a single tenant has purchased. And the QC and Pittsburgh had many long term residents who could have afforded to stay, had Pioneer made a better presentation than tearing out 100 year-old mill work.

    If you go, be sure to ask about the plumbing (see previous notes on the Decatur). The previous Pittsburgh owner, Metzler North America, was having the plumbers in every 2-3 month to clear tree roots in the sewer pipes.

  • refuGEE

    Caveat Emptor! As a former tenants in the Pittsburgh, we had the chance to buy in early for $359K for our 850sq ft 2bd. Pioneer expected us to sign contracts without any statement of work describing what changes would be made to the unit, or building. We already had mortgage approval. Our old place is on the market for $450K; we could still afford it, and are shipping elsewhere.

    Check out the quality of finish in Queen’s Court and Aspen Park. It’s lousy! Please note Pittsburgh is Pioneer’s 4th conversion, and not a single tenant has purchased. And the QC and Pittsburgh had many long term residents who could have afforded to stay, had Pioneer made a better presentation than tearing out 100 year-old mill work.

    If you go, be sure to ask about the plumbing (see previous notes on the Decatur). The previous Pittsburgh owner, Metzler North America, was having the plumbers in every 2-3 month to clear tree roots in the sewer pipes.

  • Anna

    I viewed the larger units at the Pittsburgh – both the 1br and 2 bd. They’re great units, keeping a lot of the old woodwork but the price they are asking is rather high. Especially considering there is no parking and that will be a bigger problem with two new condos being built in front and next door. You can imagine what the final product will be be but they’re already struggling in selling Queen’s Court.

  • Anna

    I viewed the larger units at the Pittsburgh – both the 1br and 2 bd. They’re great units, keeping a lot of the old woodwork but the price they are asking is rather high. Especially considering there is no parking and that will be a bigger problem with two new condos being built in front and next door. You can imagine what the final product will be be but they’re already struggling in selling Queen’s Court.

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    They’re great units, keeping a lot of the old woodwork but the price they are asking is rather high.

  • http://woodworking-books.org woodworking project plans

    They’re great units, keeping a lot of the old woodwork but the price they are asking is rather high.