Pennsylvania handyman special

Cheapish Circa 1900 Pennsylvania Handyman Special For Sale $125K


This three bedroom, 1.5 bath handyman special sits shyly behind a mass of trees and bushes opposite a beautiful church and away from the hustle and bustle of the busy road on which it fronts. The unpainted woodwork, tiled fireplace mantel and French doors are sure to delight old house lovers.


Located on a large corner lot in Mt. Oliver, 803 Brownsville Road offers tons of space and all of the historical charm one could ask for. This three bedroom Victorian feels like home the moment you step through the door. The spacious living room, formal dining room, and large kitchen are ideal for hosting family and friends. Enjoy your morning coffee in the sunroom flooded with natural light overlooking the backyard. A beautiful office and half bathroom complete the home’s main floor. On the second floor, you will find three generously-sized bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a potential fourth bedroom on the top floor. Throughout nearly every room are the original hardwood floors, decorative fireplaces and modest touches of historical character. Behind the house is a large backyard flanked by two-detached garages with enough parking for 5 cars. Additionally, this convenient location is a short drive to everything the city has to offer.

  • 3bed
  • 1.5bath
  • Circa 1900


803 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15210. $125,000



Family History

This was the home of Nicholas Kelly, president of the N. Kelly & Son foundry. Born in Ireland, he came to America at age seven.  Mr. Kelly worked in foundries as a molder before enlisting in the Union army in 1865. He was commissioned a second lieutenant and fought in the battle of Petersburg and Appomattox. Upon the close of the war, he came to Pittsburgh and worked in foundries before established his own company with his son. With his wealth from his successful business, Kelly was able to build this solid brick min mansion.  He died in the home at age 74 in 1918.



The Pittsburgh Press
12 Sep 1918, Thu · Page 9

One Comment


    I frequently visit Pittsburgh and keep track of its housing market, just for fun. $125k is a good price for a strong, big Pittsburgh house with a garage and sizeable kitchen. Because there’s an ugly-looking business directly across the street, I’d just keep those trees the house is “shyly” hiding behind. I like this one a lot.

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