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c. 1890 Victorian: Folk

Sedden-Moore House

Situated on an expansive lot, this spacious Victorian house features original oak floors throughout, 10-foot ceilings, graciously tall windows each offering park-like-views and a front foyer dominated by a grand mahogany staircase. The house encompasses 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, 3 stories at a total of 3,000 square feet. [scroll below for historical background of this house]
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Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 3,000
Stories 3.0

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Bonus Room
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Dry Basement
  • Entry Hall
  • Exercise Room
  • Foyer
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Reader's Loft
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Walk out Basement
  • Walk-Up Attic
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Dormers
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Rear Deck
  • Storm Windows
  • Basement Workshop
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceramic Tile
  • 5 Fireplaces
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Jacuzzi
  • Natural gas fireplace
  • Skylight
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof: Asphalt shingle
  • Tin Roof
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Security System
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • 12-foot Ceilings
  • Plaster Walls
  • Transoms

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Sedden-Moore House "Walnut Hill"

Situated on a tall hillside with commanding views of the surrounding neighborhood; the original structure of this spacious Victorian dates to about 1890, with an extensive renovation that occurred in 1910 or 1911. Built on land owned by local real estate developer, H.C. Clark. Mr. Clark never occupied the house, the original residents of the home were the Sedden family. At the time of construction the house was located in a rural, largely undeveloped area east of Pittsburgh city limits. The original size of the property was nearly an acre, and in addition to the main house the property included a barn and stables.

The Sedden family remained in residence at the house until sometime between 1915 and 1920, during that period the lot was subdivided into smaller lots, and the main house was sold to the William Edmund Moore family. During this period (1910’s – 1920’s) the surrounding area developed from a rural setting into a fashionable, affluent Pittsburgh suburb known as Edgewood Park. The growing neighborhood was home to Westinghouse executives, bank presidents, doctors and other business executives. Today the neighborhood has retained most of the grandeur of the past, with well-preserved Victorians, American-Foursquares and mansions situated in park-like settings along tree-lined streets.

William Edmund Moore, who was the head financial officer for People’s Natural Gas Company, did not get to enjoy the house for very long, as he died in May 1920. The house remained in the Moore family until 1983, at which time it passed to the Zacks family and underwent an extensive renovation in about 1984, that would have modernized the house to the standards of that time.

Following a succession of owners throughout the 1990's and into the 2000's, the current owners, the Finch-Hawse family, are working to restore the house to its original grandeur.

Archived in July, 2016

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