Our Favorite Finishes: Details to Look for in Apartments Around Pittsburgh
Shiny and new apartment buildings get a lot of recognition for their state-of-the-art gyms and resort-style pools, but when it comes to finding an apartment that you’ll be happy in for the long haul, we think the smaller details are just as important. To make your rental work for you, you’ll want to love everything from the floors and wall colors down to even the drawer pulls.
Some of our favorite aspects of Pittsburgh’s best apartments come in the form of those final details and thoughtful finishes, and on your search, we think those things are what really set a particular building apart from the rest. Here are just a few of our favorite finishes in apartments around the city.
The Herringbone Hardwood Floors at The Pennsylvanian
Anyone with an HGTV subscription knows that hardwood floors are on just about everyone’s house hunting bucket list, but the Pennsylvanian’s brand new renovations buck this dime-a-dozen trend by incorporating hardwood floors in a chic herringbone pattern. And that kitchen is also pretty exceptional.
There’s something beautifully extravagant about having a wine fridge in your home. It’s not something you’ll necessarily use every day (although no judgement if you do!), but when you do grab a bottle of Chardonnay during a dinner party, your guests are sure to be impressed.
The Windows at The Alcoa Building
They are huge and ones that you aren’t going to see anywhere else in PGH or the world as they were made custom for the aluminum company’s former headquarters. And the iconic, operable aluminum- clad panes pour in light and views that are second to none in the city.
The Patio Furniture at The Foundry at 41st
From the colorful, modern Adirondack chairs on the roof to the luxe lounge chairs circling the pool, this expansive Lawrenceville apartment building sets itself apart with its noteworthy patio furniture, fire pits, and lots of different configurations for any type of outdoor hangout. Our suggestion, try them all!
The Alexa Integration at Kauffman’s Grand on Fifth
This one is more function than fashion, but having Alexa integration throughout your apartment offers a whole lot of convenience and a tech-savvy feel that most rentals just can’t touch. Tell her “Alexa, turn on the lights,” when you stumble out of bed for a glass of water, “Alexa, play songs by Cardi B,” when your friends come over after the bars close, or “Alexa, close the blinds,” when you are ready to call it a night.
The Design-Forward Kitchens at Edge 1909 and Eastside Bond
If aesthetics are at the top of your list and you think of the kitchen as the home’s focal point, you’ll love the thoughtful choices at Edge 1909 in the Strip and Eastside Bond in Shadyside. Both buildings boast open-concept kitchens with island seating plus stainless steel appliances, modern pendant light fixtures, sleek drawer pulls and just enough space for you to add your own personal touch.