Luxe Life: Tour Pittsburgh Magazine’s Ultimate House

Proceeds from the event benefit The Free Care Fund at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

It’s always a bit of a voyeuristic treat to peek inside someone else’s house, particularly if that house is outfitted in the latest in luxury home innovations and design. But it’s especially a nice treat if touring it benefits a good cause.

Such is the case with Pittsburgh Magazine’s Ultimate House, now in its third year. This year’s $1.45 million Ultimate House, built by Infinity Custom Homes, is located on a former family farm in Cranberry Township.

Public tours of the 9,250-square-foot luxury home in the new Forest Edge neighborhood, which is being developed by Singer Properties, take place Sept. 8, 9 and 10 and 15, 16 and 17. Tickets are $20 each when purchased in advance (tickets for children age 2 and older are $10 each) and $23 on the day of the event.

As in previous years, all proceeds from the tour benefit The Free Care Fund at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

So what’s in the Ultimate House? This year’s home features four floors fully furnished by several Pittsburgh-area retailers, among them PerLora, Ethan Allen and IKEA.

The first floor contains an entertainment-style kitchen with an expansive 12-foot island, high-end Jenn-Air appliances and gleaming quartz countertops. The extended mudroom includes a place to store your kids’ backpacks and lunchboxes, plus a dog washing station.

On the second floor, tourists will find the lavish master suite — featuring a wet bar, fireplace and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams — leading out to a cantilevered covered deck. For the shoe lover, you won’t want to miss the walk-in closet designed by The Closet Factory.

Also charming are the Mickey-and-Minnie-Mouse-themed children’s bedrooms furnished with pieces from Ethan Allen’s Disney collection. Kids (and their parents) also are sure to get a kick out of the third floor, which features built-in bunk beds with custom barn doors alongside a kitchenette and a full bathroom. Can you say ultimate playroom?

For another ultimate playroom, this one for adults, head to the finished basement, which houses a theater area, temperature-controlled wine cellar and a stone and brick bar.

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, PerLora will host an evening of Dining & Design at the Ultimate House featuring complimentary cocktails, appetizers, cooking demos and design tips. Tickets are $35.

Parking for the tour is available on site. To purchase your ticket, visit here.

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