Counting Down the Top 5 HOME stories of 2019
What was so strange about Phil Kessel’s basement? And what does the personal kitchen of a celebrated local chef look like? Find out with our recap of the year’s most popular HOME + Design stories.
As we head into not just a new year, but also a new decade, recaps of 2019 are everywhere — and we’re right there with it.
From going inside celebrated chef Richard DeShantz’s stunning home atop Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood to the oddities found inside former Pittsburgh Penguins player Phil Kessel’s former manse, these were the five most popular Home + Design stories from the last year.
5. These Three Amazing Outdoor Spaces Will Inspire You: From a rural “entertainment barn” to a suburban oasis and an urban rooftop driving range, these innovative spaces have one thing in common — they’re all awesome.
4. A Frank Lloyd Wright Masterpiece Gets a Second Chance: Now open for tours and overnight stays, Mantyla was designed by the famed architect and shipped in pieces from rural Minnesota to be rebuilt at Polymath Park in the Laurel Highlands.
3. Phil Kessel’s House is For Sale — And the Internet has Questions: Listed at a cool $2.1 million, the 8,000-square-foot home in Wexford had what was perhaps the loneliest home theater in the world, not to mention a signed poster of Mariah Carey in “Glitter.”
2. Anthropologie’s First Home Outlet Store Debuts in Pittsburgh: Shoppers were pumped for the opening of the popular retail and lifestyle brand’s first-ever home outlet store in October, which carries products discounted at 40 percent off original retail prices.
1. My Favorite Room with Richard DeShantz: Much like his food, the celebrated chef’s home in Pittsburgh’s Allentown neighborhood is a work of art. And how about that shoe closet?