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Top commercial and residential real estate deals — Aug. 30

By Tribune-Review
Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $16,750,000 Property: ...

Nighttime crew keeps plant containers hydrated, healthy around Pittsburgh

By Doug Oster
The sky behind PNC Park slowly fades from orange to purple as Bryan Alton raises a long metal hose wand up to the hanging baskets ...

Award-winning architect Indovina selling cherished O’Hara home

By Tom Scanlon
Joseph Indovina isn’t just selling his home. He’s selling a piece of his mind. Not literally, of course. But there is more to this sprawling home ...

Design Direction: Sewickley designer Murphy shares styles, builds bonds

By Rachel Weaver
Liz Murphy spent the first 20 years of her career with corporations as clients. The work involved developing interiors that adhered to a specific image ...

EPA awards $400,000 to spur brownfields development in Allegheny County

By Melissa Daniels
Before he took the podium, Mayor Bill Peduto gazed out the floor-to-ceiling windows at Homewood Station Senior Apartments, a new low-income, senior housing complex built on what used to be a brownfield. His eye caught a “for sale” sign in ...

Auction Watch: Last sales of summer still offer variety, quality

By John Altdorfer
The last of the summer season sales are on the calendar as the school year begins and local auctioneers prepare for a strong fall schedule. ...

Water stain removal depends on wood finish

By Henri De Marne
Question: Did you talk about removing water stains from wood several months ago in your newspaper column? I remember seeing it in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Thanks. — Pittsburgh Answer: Yes, it is a subject that comes up ...

Crawford gets top dollar for Malibu house

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Supermodel Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber have sold a Malibu house for $13.341 million. They listed the Traditional-style home in late ...

Top commercial and residential real estate transactions — Aug. 23

By Tribune-Review
Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $3,800,000 Property: ...

Splendor of Versailles gardens unfolds with delights, surprises

By Doug Oster
The gardens of Versailles seem to go on forever. Nothing can compare to the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. One has to wonder how many ...

Homework: Make sure newer trees get plenty of water

By Tribune-Review
Tree Pittsburgh is encouraging residents to take special care of trees in the hot, dry weather, especially those planted in the past three years. “Newly planted trees experience stress more quickly,” says Jake Milofsky, tree-care and restoration coordinator at Tree ...

Design Direction: Avoid trends; focus on making a home

By Rachel Weaver
As a child, Alisha Gwen spent hours perfecting the floor plan of her Barbie Dreamhouse. Though she’s traded plastic dolls for real people, the Pittsburgh-based ...

Fayette County house from ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ up for sale

By Tony Raap
Home for sale, dungeon not included. The owners of a Fayette County house that appeared in the 1991 thriller “The Silence of the Lambs” are ...

How to prevent carpet mold after water damage

By Angie's List
Homeowners who experience even a small amount of water seeping into their homes either from flooding or a broken pipe should be concerned about mold. It doesn’t take much water for mold to grow and do a lot of harm. ...

It’s a wrap: Chase chills, add color with throws and blankets

By Lisa A. Flam
If you’re not up for big projects like repainting the walls or adding insulation to the attic this fall, consider stocking up on throw blankets for an easy, low-commitment way to change the look of your rooms — and keep ...

How to add a touch of homemade to any room

By The Associated Press
No matter his client’s taste or budget, interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn follows this rule: For every large, manufactured item that he adds to a room, he includes three handmade pieces. They could be expensive or totally affordable. The key ...

First Aid for the Ailing House: Sometimes, replacing is the best solution

By Henri De Marne
Question: My mom recently passed away at age 104. With my help, she still had her own home. My problem is the 2-part toilet. The pipe between the toilet and the tank has a hole in it. I have ...

Harrison Hills program teaches gardners how to reuse seeds

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
A free class at Harrison Hills Park in Natrona Heights will teach gardeners how to save seeds from their flowers, vegetables and herbs for next ...

Experts: Home inventories can help in preparing insurance claims

By The Associated Press
Wild weather can happen at any time, and home­owners can prepare for the insurance claims that might be needed after natural disasters by compiling home inventories — detailed lists of household belongings and their approximate value. There are inexpensive ...

Ernest Hemingway’s Idaho house listed on national register

By The Associated Press
An Idaho house where Ernest Hemingway wrote his last works before killing himself in 1961 has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Nature Conservancy owns the two-story, 2,500-square-foot house in the central Idaho resort town of ...