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930 Mellon Street

Designed to meet Passive House standards, 930 Mellon Street is one of the greenest houses in the Highland Park neighborhood of Pittsburgh. Located 2 blocks from the Bryant Street shopping district, and minutes from Highland Park, it offers the best of city living.

The 3-bedroom, 2-1/2 bath has interior spaces that are open and flooded with light. The top-floor master bedroom has a walk-in closet, luxury master bath, and a Juliet balcony. Down the hall a roof terrace overlooks the neighborhood. Two bedrooms, a shared bath, and a laundry are on the second floor. The open-plan first floor has a living room that opens out to the deck and yard, a kitchen with island seating, and a dining room. A fully conditioned lower level is suitable for a game room, workout space, playroom, or home office. The two-car garage is accessed from the rear alley.

Custom cabinets, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, WaterSense faucets, quartz countertops, open stairs, and recessed lighting let the rich materials and quality of the house be expressed with simple clean lines. The extremely quiet, high quality European triple-pane windows can operate as both casements and awnings.

The heating/cooling bill is estimated to be less than $35 per month. The house is Net-Zero ready; the owner can choose to install solar panels on the roof for a Zero Energy house.

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