Welcome to The Mellor House Bed & Breakfast! The Mellor House B&B offers free Wireless High Speed Internet service. The third floor bedroom has space for two and includes a full breakfast. No smoking allowed.
Spacious and bright, this restored and updated third floor bedroom includes a comfortable double bed as well as a small desk placed near south-facing windows for writing or study. A set of comfortable arm chairs are perfect for reading. A renovated and enlarged third floor bathroom has two pedestal sinks, a large shower stall, and claw foot tub. The commode is separated from the rest of the bathroom by a pocket door. Note: The bathroom is shared if there is a guest in the other third floor bedroom.
There is zoned heating and cooling for the third floor; the thermostat is right outside the bedrooms, in the third floor hall.
Accommodations include off-street parking as well as a beautiful park-like setting with perennial gardens, pond and multiple outdoor seating areas.
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.
Edgewood Borough was founded in 1888. The borough is located 7 miles from downtown Pittsburgh and has a population of 3,311 in its .92 square miles. Edgewood Borough combines the tree-lined beauty of an old Pennsylvania town with the advantages of an unbeatable suburban locale. Our local police force makes sure that our community is safe and secure. And, The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation has designated Edgewood a historic district.
Edgewood Borough is located within walking distance of Regent Square and beautiful 476 acre Frick Park, with natural trails, as well as tennis courts. Regent Square boasts many interesting shops and local eateries. Ann Davis at Typhoon will help will all your lighting needs. Her inventory is set among unusual antiques and gift items. David Knouse at Le Mix offers an eclectic assortment of furniture, furnishings, pottery and jewelry, both antique and Mid-Century Modern. In the same block, The Square Cafe offers vegan options and sidewalk seating. Across the street, D's Six Pax & Dogz is home to more than 1,000 craft micro-brews, imports and domestic beers. Root 174 believes in cooking with produce that is in season and sourced locally when possible. Their menu changes often, updated on their website by 3:30 daily. Annette and her crew at Styles by Cardamone offer many spa services including hair cuts, color, highlights, mani/pedi. Her masseuse will come to the house for your massage. Full size Tarocco products are available at her salon.
The Edgewood Club at the corner of Pennwood and West Swissvale Avenues is located across the street, and in the same block as the Mellor House B&B. The historic building also houses the C.C. Mellor Library, one of the only libraries funded by Dale Carnegie not carrying his name. In 1916 it was decided that combining forces to raise funds for and construct a facility containing a library would be in everyone's best interest. The property was purchased by the Club from the Charles Mellor family at a greatly reduced price because of its intended community-centered use. The Edgewood Club is a popular venue for wedding receptions, and the Mellor House B&B would be a delightful place for the bridal party to prepare! More information can be found at the Club's website at (website hidden). (The Edgewood CLUB is NOT to be confused with the Edgewood COUNTRY Club, which is actually in nearby Churchill, PA.)
The Edgewood Club and CC Mellor Library building which was formally opened in 1918, is interesting architecturally because it is exactly fitted to its triangular plot. The building, designed by architect Edward B. Lee, is white stucco with a Spanish tile roof, a pergola and line of columns. According to Franklin Toker, author of Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait, it is "a public monument...altogether one of the best public buildings in the city." Its unique architecture accentuates the building as a focal point within the community.
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.
Public transportation to all points can be reached within a short distance of the house. Nearby is a Park & Ride, as well as a main stop on the East Busway bus route. Your hostess and proprietor, Kate will help you with all your transportation information needs.
For guests who are interested in long stays we will offer special rates and negotiate on price depending on the season, demand, and availability.