Pittsburgh, PA, US
171 Buckthorn Drive
Built by Chris Kaclik with superior attention to detail, the estate features a heated travertine driveway, a newly renovated custom kitchen, a Zen-like backyard with a waterfall and a Koi pond, a true English pub and a premium cul-de-sac location nestled in a wooded setting ensuring the ultimate in privacy for discriminating buyers. A gated entry and a long winding driveway surrounded by mature hardwoods creates an instant appeal for this home, which offers new hardwood floors throughout, an impressive marble foyer with two story ceilings, newer HVAC systems, and a newly finished in-law suite. Open and bright, the residence features a formal living room with a fireplace, a separate dining room with coffered ceilings, and a beautifully renovated kitchen. A showpiece of technology and style, the kitchen offers a large center island, quartz counters, two sinks, custom cabinetry, a wine/beverage station, designer fixtures and hardware. High-end appliances from Wolf, SubZero and Bosch facilitate effortless food preparation. Volume ceilings, a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows flood the family room with natural light and expansive views of the property. The sumptuous first floor master suite has all the amenities one would expect in a home of this caliber, including a walk-in closet with custom built-ins and a spa-like bath with vaulted ceilings, dual vanities, extensive natural stone, a deep soaking tub and a separate shower with dual shower heads. Offering something for everyone, this elegant, completely turnkey estate also offers generous secondary bedrooms, dual office suites, one with wood paneling custom built-ins and gas fireplace, a laundry room and a fully finished lower level that is ideal for hosting casual gatherings which includes a second full kitchen, two full baths, a home gym, a custom stone fireplace, an expansive game room area and French doors that open to a covered patio with views of the Koi pond and a custom fountain. A second detached three car garage has been converted by the current owner, in a painstaking $500,000 renovation process, into an English pub. Features include a walk-in wine cooler, reclining theater seating, hand-scraped hardwood floors, four tap handles and a gorgeous slab of tiger eye granite for the wrap-around bar. Three sets of glass doors connect the pub to the travertine motor court, creating a lively venue for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Situated on a picturesque and secluded lot in a prestigious neighborhood, and boasting a refined interior that surpasses all expectations, this estate is a destination unto itself.