Home & Garden

Wilkinsburg tour stretches beyond homes and gardens

It's called the Wilkinsburg House & Garden Tour, but the Sept. 24 event will be much more than that. "Because of the nature of the neighborhood, ...

Pfeifer: Good help getting harder and harder to find these days

The phrase "good help is hard to find" has been repeated in this country for a long time. I can almost hear the pilgrim's voices ...

Real Estate Notes: Approval sought for Strip District retail space

• Pennsylvania Building LLC will seek the approval of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on plans to use 49 18th St., Strip District, for ...

Nature brings comfort, relaxation to living space

Imagine stepping into a bathtub, and instead of bathroom tiles lining the wall next to you, there's a fresh vertical garden, lush with bright green ...

Allegheny Township rural life on display during tour

From getting up close and personal with exotic animals to sipping wine, the inaugural Allegheny Township Farm and House Tour this weekend is not your ...

Phipps pairs African festival with tropical forest exhibit

Families will have an opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Africa without leaving Pittsburgh at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' Tropical Forest ...

Homework: Society to discuss fatal rose disease at Mt. Lebanon Library

The Pittsburgh Rose Society and the Mt. Lebanon Library are sponsoring a program, "Rose Rosette Disease: A Tsunami in the Rose World?" presented by Mark ...

Celebrity Homes: Harry Potter's childhood home for sale

A suburban London house that starred onscreen as Harry Potter's childhood home is on the market — complete with a cupboard under the stairs. Fans ...

Hot Property: It's buyer's choice: Big or bigger

LOS ANGELES-On the heels of the record-setting sale of the Playboy Mansion, another storied Westside estate is ready to up the ante. Attorney-businessman Leonard M. Ross ...

A grown-up's guide to creating a functional kid's study space

When it's time for kids to go back to school, smart parents know that in addition to buying school supplies and lunch ingredients, they need ...

House numbers provide opportunity to add stylish detail

House numbers are an often-neglected detail of a house. They are the first impression people get of your home. They are crucial for first-time dinner ...

de Marne: Previous basement foundation repairs show signs of failure

Question: We had a leaking basement wall crack repaired by Perma-Seal 10 years ago. This past January, after a torrential downpour, the repair failed and ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — Sept. 18

Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $1.9 million ...

Hot Property: Creativity, invention lived here

LOS ANGELES — Call it Frank Zappa's closing act. The Hollywood Hills West estate where the late experimental rock musician and composer made his home ...

Real Estate Notes: Zoning approval sought for Bedford Ave. community center

• Daisy Wilson Artist Community Inc. will seek the approval of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on plans to use 1727 Bedford Ave., Crawford-Roberts, ...