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Writings elsewhere on Novelle, the Pittsburgh and Queen’s Court

By August 28, 2007

Novell, Queen's Court, The Pittsburgh

Sabrina over on the Redfin Forums visited two open houses for conversion condos recently and I thought I’d post some links here for those interested in reviews of more affordable condos.

Open house review: Novelle:

All in all, I think the spaces were cute, bright, and well laid out, but it felt like a quickie remodel with no attention to the minor details that fans of period homes would notice, like painting over knobs and drawer handles.

Ben has a few other notes including it’s previous names as apartments.

Open house review: The Pittsburgh

When I saw the listing, its square footage, and time on the market, I was thinking that 255sqf must be horrifyingly cramped, which is why such a cheap place has been sitting for almost 3 months now. (The photos in the listing are for the one bedroom unit, by the way.)

Another conversion was recently blogged about in this post on Vintage Seattle, Profile: Queen’s Court Condos (be sure to click through for the writer’s photos):

The kitchens have been gutted and redone with modern touches like stainless appliances. Not much of the original kitchens remain.

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