The structure features exterior materials that directly illustrate the dichotomy between Lawrenceville’s industrial heritage and Lola House’s residential nature. Here, corrugated metal siding is balanced with the warmth and softness of cedar siding, which was selected to emphasize the vertical circulation of the home. Red accents of cement board and steel bring a modern touch to the building’s exterior.
In Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood, Lola House is a new single-family home on a once vacant, in-fill urban lot. The house reflects the industrial and working-class evolution of the neighborhood.