Step Inside A Pittsburgh Home That Will Make You Feel Like You're On Safari

In Pittsburgh, beautiful homes are not few and far between. At any moment, there are several spacious and expertly decorated estates on the market ready to be claimed. Today, one home for sale in Pittsburgh is certainly beautiful, but the style may not appeal to everyone. This $1.7 million home is animal-themed. From the kitchen to bedrooms, every inch of the residence boasts animal print wallpaper, jungle décor, or paintings of dogs, rabbits, birds, and women.

The house, built in 2003, has only had one owner before being listed last month. According to Realtor, the seller plans to part with all the furniture and décor when they close a deal on the home. Each piece of furniture adds to the flow, which has been painstakingly maintained through carefully placed animal skin rugs and skillfully curated art pieces. The listing agent, Jackie Horvath, explains that you can't minimize any of the décor to tone it down. Taking it away would ruin the aesthetic, which leans on maximalism to achieve its look. However, stripping away everything would reveal a blank canvas with hardwood floors that are ready to take on a new style.

Unmatched city views

Looking at the exterior of the home is a lot like taking a breath of fresh air. In the Mount Washington neighborhood, this single-family structure features a modern design on the outside using dark gray painted brick and siding, rustic metal construction around the front door, and mismatched wood paneling around one side. Warm wood accents also make up two balconies on the backside of the house.

Any buyer would feel safe and comfortable on this property as it includes an iron gate that opens to a private drive, as explained by Realtor. The short road leads to the heated driveway and a four-car garage at the back of the home, which is sandwiched between two nearly identical houses. The two balconies above the garage are lined with glass railings for the perfect view of the Monongahela River and the Pittsburgh skyline. Looking down, you'll also notice the landscaped lot the residence sits on that includes lush trees, colorful plants, and a large waterfall feature.

Antique furniture and animal skin rugs

The home on 416 William St. includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms that are all designed with the jungle theme in mind. The primary bedroom is decked out in brown wallpaper with images of birds and foliage, as seen on Realtor. To match the walls, a leopard skin rug is laid out in front of the bed. Antique-looking furniture in the room includes a desk with a chair, a standing jewelry chest, two bedside tables, and a bed frame. It's hard to imagine what the room would look like without each piece. This bedroom also has an ensuite bathroom that features a jet tub against a large steam shower. The bathroom is toned down compared to other parts of the home, gathering its theme from color rather than décor for the most part. It has dark granite countertops, snakeskin print walls, and just two photos hanging up. The largest picture hangs above the tub, showing off the backside of a woman walking into some water.

Two other bedrooms in the home are slightly smaller. One is floral-themed with brown flower wallpaper and a frilly bed set. It also has antique furniture that is found throughout the rest of the residence. The third bedroom is used as a home office with a safari-like desk set in the middle and some animal-themed pictures framed on the walls.

Tasteful kitchen and living spaces

You can't leave the home without seeing the kitchen and living room. Located right next to each other, the spaces are quite large. The kitchen is an open concept with a skylight right in the center. It is highlighted by updated Wolf and SubZero appliances and granite countertops similar to the ones found in the bathrooms, as shown by Realtor. The color of the cabinetry beautifully correlates with the hardwood floors and other brown features of the room.

The living room, which can be seen from the kitchen bar, is very glamorous. One of the best pieces in this area is the giant crystal chandelier that hangs above two bench chairs. Between the chairs is a blue zebra rug and a small black and silver table that doubles as an art sculpture. In this room, you will also find two taxidermied animals, one that appears to be a coyote and the other is a cougar, positioned on a shelf above the bar.