We are looking for someone to housesit our open-plan modern single family home in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood. It is within easy walking distance of Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.
The home has 2 bedrooms and a living area of 2530 square feet. There is abundant natural light from a large number of windows. It is surrounded by a large garden and has a detached garage. There is a long driveway and offstreet parking space for several cars.
The house has a large open living area with a wood burning fireplace. There is a separate breakfast area adjacent to the kitchen, and a laundry room with washer and dryer.
The two bedrooms are upstairs, each with their own bathroom. The master bathroom include a bubble/massage tub. Double doors from the master bedroom open onto a large roof deck which overlooks the garden. There is also an upstairs TV/sitting area with two couches.
There is a powder room on the ground floor. The house has central heating and central air conditioning, as well as underfloor heating in the kitchen.
One block away is the Walnut street shopping area, where there are many restaurants, stores, ice cream parlors and coffee shops. The nearest supermarket is Giant Eagle Market District which is 0.8 mi away (a 15 min walk). There is also a WholeFoods supermarket 1.1 mi away, a Trader Joe's and a newly built Target store next to that, as well as many other stores and restaurants in the East Liberty development.
Our 6 year old cat, Spruce will be in the home and we'd like the person housesitting to take care of him. He is a friendly cat, and has a cat door to go outside (he doesn't need a litter box).