Pittsburgh is a city that has well-planted roots in the history of its nation. In its time, the city has seen many incredibly wealthy individuals and families residing within its limits. Those families and individuals built grand estates that remain standing today, in one form or another. Along with the historic mansions, there are modern homes that give the old mansions a fair competition. We’ve listed the 8 biggest and most expensive houses and mansions in Pittsburgh for you to fantasize about living in one day. We’d like to warn you ahead of time that many of these properties are no longer on the market.” Enjoy!
1. The King Estate “Baywood” – $2.1 million
The King Estate was built in Highland Park in 1869 for Civil War Veteran, General James Scott Negley. Alexander King, an Irish imigrant glass manufacturer, bought the home in the 1870′s. The house burned in 1879 and we rebuilt in 1880. In the 1950′s, the city of Pittsburgh took possession of the mansion and did not appreciate the beauty of the home. Its hardwood floors were covered with tile, interior painted black and white, and chandeliers replaced with track lighting. The King Estate was in poor condition, though not structurally. In 1994, new owners purchased the mansion and vowed to restore it. Today, The King Estate has its original wainscoting, sconces, ceilings, wall murals, and many other elements that were originally a part of the homes character.