Eco-friendly home on the waterfront

Written by: Joan Pearlstein Dunn

Oakmont, a charming suburb of Pittsburgh, is a small town with some big city picks. The world-renowned Oakmont Country Club has brought the national spotlight to this riverfront town. With a nationally ranked golf course, the Club has hosted more major championships than any other course, including the U.S. Open eight times. Specialty boutiques, restaurants, various businesses and an old-time movie house line the town’s two main streets. These are just a few of the reasons one local resident chose to call Oakmont home. “Other than a grocery store, when you live in Oakmont, you never have to leave,” says Dave. “And of course there is the river.”

Resources: Architect: Joel Farkas, Farkas Associates, LLC; Contractor: Avanti Construction, Inc.; Cabinetry: Team Laminates Company; Marble and granite fabricator: Phillips Granite, Inc.; Sinks: Seymour’s Bath & Hardware; Lighting: Liberty Lighting Products, Inc.; Elevator: James R. Pitcairn, Inc.; HVAC: Western Pennsylvania Geothermal HVAC; Concrete flooring: Direct Service, Inc.; Hardwood flooring: Allegheny Mountain Hardwood; Hardwood flooring installation: Nova Flooring; Electrician: Skover Electric Services, Inc.; Plumbing: Louis Volpato Plumbing; Painting: Century Interiors, Inc.; Metal roofing and siding: Cancilla Brothers, Inc.; Steel: Multi-Metals Company, Inc.; Windows: Marvin Windows and Doors; Custom glass: Nemes Glass Corporation; Concrete driveway: Dominic Tavella; Ceramic tile: Darren Jarvis; Custom metal work: Lewis Fabricating; Welding: South Side Welding; Insulation: InsulRight, U.S. Spray Systems; Excavation: Mele Side Development; Windmill: Vox Energy Solutions; Granite countertops: Dente; Bathroom shower: Striatto Olimpico marble, Dente

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