Baywood is one of the most distinctive, influential properties in Pittsburgh's Highland Park neighborhood which is prized for its proximity to local eateries and fine dining options, as well as the large central park of the same name, which is complete with numerous walking trails, two lakes, lots of green space, the Pittsburgh Zoo and the PPG Aquarium. A treasured family home for generations and the former site of the Pittsburgh Art Museum, this beautiful residence is the embodiment of Second Empire architecture and design, and its current, impeccable condition is reflective of the passion of the owners, who endeavored to preserve the home as a part of history.
Set on an unprecedented 1.8 acre lot and surrounded by six acres of lush, protected parkland, Baywood will make anyone feel welcome. The former Alexander King Estate, this iconic, sophisticated home has been restored, with a focus on quality throughout and superior attention to detail. The owners spared no expense in returning the detailed rooms to their original elegance, and the result is a custom residence worthy of hosting grand occasions or displaying the most distinguished art collection.
One of the finest homes in Pittsburgh, Baywood offers the best of many possible worlds. Beyond the walls, the home has been modernized. Features include new mechanical systems. The porch and roof of the exterior have been meticulously maintained. For those who value properties of historical significance and love classic period details, such as hardwood floors, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows, without performing renovations, this is the ultimate opportunity.