Step Inside an Industrial-Chic Forever Home in Pittsburgh
Step Inside an Industrial-Chic Forever Home in Pittsburgh

(upbeat instrumental music) – [Stacy] The kids were all
gone, we were empty nesters, we wanted a loft kind of a space. – It had previously been
a mechanic’s garage, it’d been a tile store, and
then it was an artist studio. – What I love most about
this house is the warm, open feeling that it gives you. – [Will] And a very big living space that’s dining, kitchen, living. – [Stacy] The first thing
that hits you is the scale, the ceiling height, the steel beams, the wood, the skylights. So you get a great feeling
of space and openness. We didn’t change the ceiling at all, but we changed everything else. – The windows are so
much a part of the space, because we wanted to
accentuate the industrial look that we saw in the ceiling. We also wanted a lot of light, so we made basically the whole
back of the house is glass to let the light in, but it also reflects the
industrial look of the house. We had them custom manufactured and Stacy used that same
look on our shower door. It’s actually aluminum, but it looks like it’s steel and glass. – [Stacy] Our master
bedroom was originally just raw brick walls, raw cement floors, and we made that into a
large master bedroom, closet, and a master bath. – The traditional storage spaces that people have in their house, we don’t have any of that here. It’s slab on grade, it’s a
flat roof, that’s exposed, so there’s no attic or basement. So we had to create our
storage within the space. – We used a lot of polyform, we made a wall of
cabinetry in the bedroom. I think one of the hardest
things we had to deal with was hiding all the duct work. We dropped the ceiling in
one area of the bedroom, which went through the
center of the house, and all the ducts went through that and then came out the walls. So we had this center column, with the heat and the kitchen on one side, and the fireplace. So we put in this storage
trolley on the one side, and a cedar closet on the other that would have normally
been unusable space. I am one, because I don’t cook a lot, love the fact that it’s all open. You know, when there’s a dining room, I never use that room. You know, with the kids we
always ate in the kitchen. So I love having just
all the space being used. The refrigerator is hidden,
the freezer is hidden, everything is hidden
because I knew it was going to be exposed to the rest of the house. I didn’t want it to look too “kitcheny.” I went looking and found this
huge old apothecary chest. – And it’s full of probably
thirty some drawers, so it’s perfect for storage. – [Stacy] The size of that,
which was over 12 feet, gave me the size of how to
build the kitchen side of it. – Stacy had the dining
table custom manufactured out of solid steel. It weighs 3,500 pounds. So we picked it up at
where it was manufactured, had it lifted on to our truck, and once we got it into
the space, I told Stacy, “Decide where it’s going to go, because it’s not moving
after we place it.” – I like anything well designed, it could be antique, it could be new, it could be five dollars,
it could be $5000. – [Will] Our vanity in our guest bath is a old butcher’s refrigerator with an old butcher’s wood top
that they carved the meat on and then put it in underneath to cool. – I liked this piece because it picked up some of the color of the tile, but gave an old feel and I
just loved the looks of it. – So on a previous project, Stacy had created an art wall, a big wall that was all art. And originally when we came to this house, it didn’t have that wall. And one of the reasons
that we opened up the back with all of the light in the back, and the reason that the
clear story is important, is we closed windows on that wall, so we could have one wall that had nothing on it but art. – We started with a piece,
this colorful piece, by Justin Guinta, a friend of mine, and then built out from there, so there was no plan, no rhyme or reason, it’s just visually what we liked together and also what fit spatially. I think why the art wall works is that even though I can’t tell you exactly
what pulls me to a piece somehow they all look great together, and they’re all pieces that I love. I don’t buy anything because its of value. I have to love it first. – One of the projects within the house that I’m most proud of is the floor. It’s a design that can
easily go wonky on you. So you have to be very
fastidious about making sure as you’re moving through, that it’s staying clean and straight. – The floor came from a
gentleman in North Carolina. It’s white oak, that went
through an antiquing process. I wanted the floor to look old, so you rough up the
edges, you put lye on it, it goes through various stages, it’s also an oiled floor. There’s no finish on this floor, so it just ages very well too. – My favorite part of the house is definitely the living room. You have such a beautiful view of the backyard that we’ve created, and you also have all the
natural light coming in. It’s just a great space
to wake up, walk around, and have your coffee. We have a great outdoor space, so I often have my coffee outside. We wanted to keep all the rough exterior, sort of industrial-looking brick. – [Stacy] I wanted a little outdoor space, but I didn’t want to have
a lot of maintenance. We tried to put big trees
around and big arborvitaes, and then have this little patio space. There’s no lawn mowing,
there’s no weeding, it’s just very simple. – Stacy owns a design store,
I’m a general contractor, and we wanted to find a project where we could bring our skills to bear. That what we do would
really show in the house, and that’s why we choose something
that needed so much work, and was such a raw space. – I hope people take away the idea that until those personalized
items are in the house it never feels like a home. You have to just explore
your own point of view and incorporate it into your living space. This is it, this is where
we’re going to grow old. This is where we’re going to end up. We are never moving again. (peaceful instrumental music)

100 thoughts on “Step Inside an Industrial-Chic Forever Home in Pittsburgh”

  1. Efw Ewfwef says:

    omg, i love their style!!!
    if you got the cash and the eye for beauty things are going to get exciting!

  2. Rogers joshua andrew says:

    damn that backyard

  3. Miah Leissa says:

    What a neat, artistic space! Love your home..thanks for sharing it with us! 🙂

  4. Lenny Carter says:

    +HouzzTV Can you please tell me how big is this space? I love everything about it.

  5. Craig James says:

    haha, I cant believe these people have a bust of Lenon in their house. Hahaha…! Wow!

  6. Ruby Chew says:

    Beautiful. This space is just right for one person or a couple.

  7. Miro Pribanić says:

    these guys are a massive inspiration. Watching this makes me immediately work on my flat in which I ve just moved to .. and it's past midnight, ha.

  8. Dale Couch says:

    Why hide the duct work?

  9. katia lohing says:

    Love love this chanel. Find now…hugs from afric mozambique

  10. msGvious says:

    Is it wrong to love snooping into other people's gorgeous homes as much as I do??? xxx

  11. Vincent Alto says:

    Nice people and a nice space.enjoyed both.,

  12. Cleuson says:

    Muito bom mesmo, show.

  13. Katz Mae says:

    Who are these people?! I looooooove them!!! 💙💙💙

  14. Chintah Senadheera says:

    very beautiful.

  15. robert banks says:

    I like it

  16. Victoria Corcoran says:

    Fantastic house…love everything they have done.

  17. Jenn T says:

    Very nice

  18. redbougainvillea says:

    Their home is awesome! The design choices are great.

  19. Egyptian_Thoth says:

    LOVED this!

  20. Maxi Eduardo Aparicio M. says:


  21. Jesse Ramirez says:

    Beautiful home. Design is amazing.

  22. Terrikh15 says:

    That home is ideal.

  23. sofiaml2002 says:

    Beautiful home

  24. Miss Panama says:

    Curios to know…Can someone tell me what kind of stone material is the kitchen island made of?

  25. rachcliffe says:

    Jealous! Too cool! Brilliant!

  26. vrijegeest says:

    Wow! It must be nice to be a designer and have a husband that is a contractor. 🙂

  27. Jose Villanueva says:

    that shower is everything

  28. ARTISM says:

    love their sense of style!

  29. ChibaCityBlues says:

    Love this!

  30. seinundzeiten says:

    nice…beautiful home…the butcher cabinet is questionable

  31. Hanen says:

    By far my favorite Houz renovation.

  32. Catherine Bellaire says:

    Thank You so much to this awesome couple sharing their beautiful personalized home. You are truly artists and creative people. You have the ability to turn something old to something new and I appreciate that. Wishing this couple and the one who created this great video Bright Blessings!

  33. ed burshtan says:

    Love it

  34. Nicholas Goldman says:

    Really Amazing space

  35. Maxine A.G. Guess says:

    I love the island in the kitchen with all the drawers. What a great idea! You both did a beautiful job designing the space!

  36. Yu-Hsing Lee says:

    Very unique house, I never see any house like this one. It's so cool.

  37. Nick Barrios says:

    I recently subscribed to the channel and I must say that this is one of the most beautiful houses 😍😍

  38. Amrita D says:

    This is the best house I have come across so far on the Internet. Love the wall art.

  39. Dathan says:

    I like it all except maybe the kitchen wall. Plus if you're parking on the street I would not like that. I would have to have a garage but I like all the décor and outdoor area.

  40. Viraj Bharadwa says:

    Beautifully executed!

  41. Awake says:

    Absolutely amazing house. The apothecary island gives the kitchen so much soul against the sleek and modern cabinetry.

  42. SARA ALI says:

    i love this house

  43. P Maynard says:

    Great job guys love it

  44. Mexxer says:

    They should have kept atleast one raw brick wall inside the house. Would have made it way more lofty.

  45. Letwin mujokoro says:

    This house is a piece of Art, while it looks both functional and comfortable. Unbelievably gorgeous.

  46. Elizabeth Harttley says:

    Much of this space is awesome. The art wall the island the ceiling the floor ect…
    That steel table does not work for me.

  47. Donald Raife says:


  48. Lecia Bella says:

    The space speaks to me…it’s full of life and simplistic elements that work together so well!! Luv

  49. Daniel Mc Sween says:

    The house is great.. i find my tastes swaying from really nice houses to something more basic and instead putting my time to people, my friends and family.

  50. patrick3870 says:

    That "ART WALL" is what makes this home & give it character. I just love the personal touches & unpretentousness

  51. Noah Einstein says:


  52. medoed 1973 says:

    Очень понравилось. Не ожидал там Ленина увидеть 😉

  53. Janet Seelall says:

    very beautiful

  54. Arna G. Smith says:

    Love the art wall. I always love everybody else's art wall. When I have tried to put my art work together, it doesn't come out right. I think I'm going to have some friends over and let them work on the wall all day (will feed them beer and pizza when they're done). Then I can just come home and I know I'll love it!

  55. HappyFamilyPlan says:

    it's Pittsburgh with an "h"

  56. akim ishchayil says:

    My style

  57. cynthia reynolds says:

    This is wonderful & its surprising & great that it's a video by Houzz & there's no selling Houzz products.

  58. lisa stalcup says:

    i love every thing you did you added i love love love it i would love to live there

  59. TheRomewedding says:

    Loved, loved, loved the art wall in the bedroom!

  60. Alex says:

    Nothing says "i hate change" like an immovable object as a dinning table…

  61. Christian Jermaine says:

    She looks like a young Liza Minnelli

  62. Greg Appelgren says:

    I Likey.

  63. South Standards says:

    My dream space one day…very nice

  64. Steven Forman says:

    Thanks a bunch. 😀

  65. uxpace says:

    like the hidden storage

  66. April Artis says:

    Years later and I still love this and the way she gave the old new life is amazing!

  67. Jim Tropfenbaum says:

    Kitchen integration into living space idea

  68. yamila manuel says:


  69. Gregory Thomas says:

    Super Dope….

  70. Gloria M Silva says:

    Love it!

  71. Kat Naps says:


  72. Atlas & Gabriel says:

    This is still one of my favourite remodels on the Internet!

  73. Taylor Craig Newbold says:

    Only thing missing is an espresso machine and you've got yourself a midtown coffee shop…

  74. Da3rdsun says:

    That house is DOPE 🤘🏾

  75. Alex Flo says:

    No way that solid steel table weighs 3500 pounds.

  76. Bryan Hain says:

    So rad. I love this city and the people that live there.

  77. Jason Hunt says:

    Love it

  78. Jerie Kae says:

    To be able to live in a house you designed so beautifully. Ugh. That’s the dream. And the house has so much character without it being too much. I’m crying. It’s gorgeous!

  79. Antonio Chiappetta says:

    This house is friggin awesome 👏

  80. Jen Honey says:

    Thanks. I love industrial. And the decor is exceptional. Can't quit thinking about that bed:)

  81. Bebe's Lucky Human says:

    wow, they seem like such a great bonded couple.

  82. Lalo Lujan says:

    The floors and windows! Perfect beauty 😍

  83. Yegneshwaran yegneshRS says:

    I like the square window

  84. Charlotte Ziggy says:


  85. Anne Smith says:

    One of the most beautiful homes I've ever seen. Colours and layouts are stunning.

  86. Lorna Marie says:

    Love it I’m going to get a place like that for my parents

  87. SteveVi0lence says:

    Herringbone floor is a cool feature

  88. Ingrid Coke says:

    Awesome! Very inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

  89. Urban Domain says:

    Stunning work !!!

  90. Ruben Olguin says:


  91. Rebecca Johnson says:

    Your Home, just ABSOLUTELY, TAKES MY BREATH AWAY! For me, there are NO WORDS to express the ARTISTIC ABILITIES between the two of you! JUST ABSOLUTELY ………………. BEAUTIFUL AND SO ARE THE TWO OF YOU! Grown Children, WOW, WOW, WOW! YOU GUYS LOOK GREAT & HEALTHY!

  92. Manju Singh says:

    I luv light streaming inside the house very well put together look l like this 🌹

  93. petar dopudja says:

    Super nice

  94. Phillip Pettit says:

    excellent …job well done…could have possibly exposed ducts

  95. 77Tadams says:

    I love it. Everything is perfect.

  96. Mary Carmen San Vicente says:

    Amazing place! Congratulations for the wonderful design !

  97. Chels Martin says:

    Gorgeous!!! This is definitely in my style if I could have a dream home like this!!!❤️👌

  98. Chopperdoll says:

    Beautiful home.

  99. douglas yong says:

    Very stylish yet cozy, once had a huge framed 15 foot mirror which stayed where it was installed..forever

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