One of the couple’s favorite elements is the tongue-and-groove wall by the stairs. After staining and finishing the Douglas fir boards themselves, they gave their contractor a mathematical pattern developed by their teenage son, Griffin. “It’s like a puzzle for people to try and figure out,” Moss says. Carrier designed the curvilinear steel railing.  Photo 6 of 8 in Cost-Effective Family Home in Pittsburgh
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Lola House Floor Plan

A Living-Dining Room

B Entrance

C Half Bathroom

D Kitchen

E Office

F Mud Room

G Garage

H Master Bedroom

I Master Bathroom

J Master Closet

K Bathroom

L Laundry Room

M Bedroom  Photo 8 of 8 in Cost-Effective Family Home in Pittsburgh
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“The use of corrugated metal “was a very cost-effective cladding solution that pays homage to the metal-clad warehouse buildings in Lawrenceville,” Moss says, “but it does so in a manner that matches the scale of most of the lap-siding homes in the area.” The windows are mostly standard sizes from Pella.  Photo 7 of 8 in Cost-Effective Family Home in Pittsburgh
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