Oakland Getting its First Luxury Residential Development in Decades

The Burrows Street Townhouses are under construction now.
Burrows Exterior

PHOTOS COURTESY BURROWS STREET TOWNHOUSES

For the first time in decades, a new, luxury residential development is underway in Oakland.

Burrow Street Townhouses, located on Burrows Street, are under construction now with occupancy tentatively set for the end of the year.

University of Pennsylvania alum and lecturer Brian Phillips of Interface Studio Architects, a Philadelphia-based architecture and design studio, designed the architecture and urban exterior style while James Mohn Design created the interiors. These are ISA and John Mohn Design’s first projects in Pittsburgh.

George Hackett, president of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services in Pittsburgh, which is marketing the development, extolled the neighborhood’s proximity to Downtown, as well as to the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC facilities. 

“It celebrates the city’s heritage and is designed to appeal to a whole new generation of buyers,” he says in a press release. “We’re excited to offer the chance to live in brand new and beautifully designed modern homes in an area where that simply hasn’t been possible.” 

Burrows Roof Deck

The development’s urban design is inspired by the layered rock and dark vertical coal seam bands typical of the area’s mountainous region, according to the press release. It utilizes warm, natural materials, including Shou Sugi Ban charred wood, limestone and hand-laid brick. There also are private front yards, rooftop decks, large windows and prominent entryway setbacks to create additional light.

Burrows Kitchen

The three-bedroom, three-story homes are designed with energy-efficient split system heating and cooling and electric car charging outlets. Inside, the houses have a minimalist feel with towering ceilings and neutral palettes consisting of natural stone and wood finishes. 

Pricing for the fourteen residences start at $549,000.

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