Spacious and bright, this beautifully updated 2nd floor room includes comfortable beds, either 2 twins or king size. A hall bath is shared, with a pocket door between sink and shower area. With a spacious closet & dresser, you'll soon feel at home.
Welcome to The Mellor House Bed & Breakfast, a lovely Victorian home built in 1891 in the heart of historic Edgewood Borough, within the East End of Pittsburgh. We hope you enjoy the pictures of the home and gardens, and we look forward to your visit.
We will welcome you for a short stay, and treat you to a gourmet breakfast each morning, served on fine china with crystal and linen. For an extended stay, you will find us treating you more like "family," with cooking and food storage options that will cut your dependence on restaurant meals.
For guests who are interested in long stays we will offer special rates and negotiate on price depending on the season, demand, and availability.
Our guests have access not only to their well-appointed rooms, but to the entry foyer with its Baldwin baby grand piano and scads of music of all genres. The living room contains a writing desk, as well as comfy seating areas. Books and games are available for the asking. The dining room is also available, if a project requires more "spread out" space. Directly outside the living and dining room is a covered porch with comfortable seating. And, around the property are multiple seating areas, whether overlooking the fish pond or the one acre gardens, in the back yard. WiFi is available in all these locations.
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We will interact with you as much or as little as you desire. I live on-site, and I am always only a phone call away, if our guests have a question or a need.
This lovely Victorian home was built in 1891 for the family of Michael R. Haymaker. Haymaker was a western Pennsylvania oil and natural gas producer. The house, constructed in the Queen Anne style characterized by a non-symmetrical house shape and facade, steeply pitched roof, fluted chimneys and ornamental brick and woodwork. The home was built on a lot that was formerly part of the grounds of the nearby Gardner Mansion. Edgewood was Pittsburgh's first commuter suburb, at a time when most white-collar Downtown employees lived within walking distance of their workplaces.
In 1922, George and Clara Mellor purchased the home. George Mellor was an Edgewood native, and vice-president of the C.C. Mellor Company, a Downtown Pittsburgh musical instrument store. Mellor's father, Charles C. Mellor, was an early homeowner in Edgewood and was the namesake of Edgewood's C.C. Mellor Library, located across the street, in the same block as The Mellor House B&B.
The nearby Edgewood Towne Center is a large neighborhood shopping center, within walking distance of the Mellor House B&B. The anchor store is a privately owned and newly renovated Giant Eagle Market District. Other stores include Ashley Stewart, AT&T, Burton’s Total Pets, Dollar Tree, Dots, Foot Locker, Gamestop, Habitat for Humanity Restore, H&R Block, How Lee Chinese Restaurant, Katsur Dental, Kmart, Mirror Image Salon, Planet Fitness (24 hours), Radio Shack, Rainbow Kids, Sally Beauty, Scoops Sports Bar, Sneaker Villa, Subway, Supernails and PA Wine & Spirits Liquor Store. On the outer perimeter of the Towne Center, you will find Applebees, a Beer Distributorship, Eat n’ Park, PNC Bank, Taco Bell and Wendy’s.
The house is no more than a 15 minute drive from great attractions such as The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. To the south, Kennywood Amusement Park, Sandcastle Water Park and The Waterfront Mall are about 4.0 miles, 11 minutes. The entrance ramp to 376 East and West (also known as "The Parkway"), is located 0.3 miles from the house, at the end of the street. Squirrel Hill is 2.5 miles or about 9 minutes from the house, which is 6 miles or 13 minutes from Oakland, and 7.5 miles or 20 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh and the Cultural District.
At The Mellor House, we intend...
* To show respect for our guests, provide for their needs, and treat them as equals.
* To nurture guests through restful sleep, nutritious and tasty food for the body, and conversation or quiet for the spirit.
* To maintain our home with high standards of cleanliness and comfort.
Our guests can assist us by...
* Keeping the bedroom and bathroom tidy. Much care and attention has gone into decorating your room, often with family treasures evoking fond memories.
* Turning off lights and appliances (curling irons, bathroom room heater, for example) when you leave.
* Not Smoking, either within the home or outside, please.
* Returning your keys at the end of your stay.
* There is space in the guest room for a third person, such as a youth or child, on a comfortable twin air mattress.
* Additional amenities include:
Whole house water softener
Purified drinking water
Ironing board, iron, spray starch available
Blow dryer available
Washer and dryer available
Katharine Luckett is the Owner & Proprietor of The Mellor House Apartments in Pittsburgh's East End. These apartments provide a comfortable and reasonably priced short-term housing option for business professionals, researchers, graduate students and tourists who desire to have easy access to points east of Forest Hills like Monroeville or Murrysville and/or to points to the west like Oakland and Downtown.
Kate believes that these attractively furnished and completely outfitted 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are the perfect alternative to expensive hotel stays for guests who will also appreciate the fact that they need only to arrive with their suitcase and settle in for a relaxing and productive stay.
Beginning 5 years ago when she opened The Mellor House Bed & Breakfast in her lovely Victorian home in nearby Edgewood, Kate has garnered an excellent reputation for hospitality and cleanliness that has many of her guests remarking that the accommodations she provides feel like their "home-away-from-home!"
Kate has taken many professional courses in hospitality and gardening over the last 30 years and is a certified Master Gardener. So both the inside and outside of the apartments reflect her attention to detail and her belief that beautiful and serene surroundings can be the cure for much of the stress we face on a daily basis. In addition, Kate has hosted guests from places near and far including Italy, Sweden, China, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Pakistan, Thailand, India and the United States as well.
Kate loves Jesus and desires to be known as "a woman after God's own heart." And in her spare time, Katharine enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her 3 adult daughters and her 2 young grandchildren.