Home of the Year: Best New Build

Taking advantage of the topography, Michael and Michele Hills build a custom home in Lawrenceville with sweeping views of Downtown.

By Jessica Sinichak

February 8, 2017

It’s hard not to get a happy feeling after crossing the “Hello, Beautiful” welcome mat and entering the lime-green custom door of Michael and Michele Hills’ home in Lower Lawrenceville. The bright and airy three-story dwelling features an abundance of large-scale windows, which fill it with natural light even on the greyest of Pittsburgh days.

Pittsburgh Home of the Year

Can housing sustain its 'Trump bump'?


By Michael J. Berens 
Nearly every major indicator of housing market performance trended upward in February, capping one of the best beginning-of-the-year starts since the Great Recession. As we near the end of the first quarter, the question looming over the industry is whether this trend is a harbinger of better things to come as we approach the spring sales season or a temporary bounce due to early economic expectations for President Donald Trump's new administration.