On the Block: A Cultural District Penthouse

A penthouse in the heart of the Cultural District is home to one chic couple and their collection of art.

“Coincidental, but fortuitous,” says owner Scott Bergstein of its location atop the uppermost floor of a building that houses the city’s Creative & Performing Arts school (CAPA). 


A bathroom that doubles as a performance area.

Photo by J.T. Stantelli Photography   

The unit boasts an expansive view of the North Shore, but the scenery inside is just as grand. Dominating both floors is a custom staircase, anchored by a spectacular metal shield at the top that also cleverly conceals walk-in closets.

And no other bathroom in Pittsburgh can claim a better view—inside or out. Bathers see the Allegheny River, and, inside, custom murals by local artist Thommy Conroy adorn the walls in a space that flows unimpeded from the master bedroom. The open floor plan easily accommodated 50 guests to view fundraising performances staged under running water in the scandalously spacious shower.

For more information: 121 9th St., downtown. Realtor: Howard Hanna, howardhanna.com. Agent: Lori Hummel, 412-687-6000, lhummel@howardhanna.com.

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