Sourcing authentic materials from Western Pennsylvania’s cabins and farms built in the 1700s, 9 Trillium was painstakingly brought back to life using the same quality and distinctiveness from that very time period. The current owners hired log building specialists Gump & Miller of Canonsburg, who patiently scoured the region for authentic fireplace mantels, hand-hewn beams, old stone, barn wood, and logs for over a decade -- cohesively creating the masterpiece that we see today.
Driving up the winding road of Trillium Lane, time slows down as you pass under soaring pine trees and the multicolored leaves of fall. Summer Seat welcomes you through a private gate, guarded by two rather friendly squirrels. Once on the property, a second gate beckons you in, where the residence sits atop a lushly landscaped estate.
If walls could talk, one can only imagine what these might say. To the current owners, this home was known as the “Holiday House,” featuring a beautifully-decorated evergreen tree in almost every room, perfectly placed garland that welcomed the most special of guests, and an impressive kitchen that curated the most wonderful home-cooked meals for upwards of 40 family and friends. The main house, built around the original log cabin, has four bedroom suites, two powder rooms, formal dining room, breakfast room, gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, reading room, library, study, gathering room, formal living room, wet bar, beautiful window vistas, stone-floored interior corridor with glass French doors accessing a flagstone patio and nine stunning fireplaces.
Modern features: A chef’s kitchen designed to please the most discriminating cooks, includes custom solid wood cabinetry, topped with Carrara marble counters and two Carrara marble deep farm sinks. A distressed painted 12-foot antique hutch, built-in butler’s pantry, two SubZero refrigerators, 2 built-in Gaggenau wall ovens, a Viking warming drawer and a Viking gas cooktop with griddle attachment which is perfectly centered in a soapstone counter, accented by a white ceramic tiled backsplash and built into a custom-designed brick arched cooking alcove that was constructed on site using stone from a 1750s home. The breakfast room is handsomely detailed by an authentic wood ceiling beams and a large fireplace constructed from the remnants of the same historic home as the kitchen’s fireplace. The private owner’s suite is accessed by the back staircase off the kitchen area and features vaulted ceilings in the sleeping quarters, a secluded covered deck, two walk-in closets plus an additional wall of built-ins and a large private bath boasting separate vanities, a claw footed soaking tub and a walk-in ceramic tiled shower.
Other timeless attributes include 104 custom true divided light double-hung window constructed with blown glass and pins authentically depicting the 1700s era. Most of the windows are perfectly dressed with custom wood paneled Colonial shutters. Attention to detail is prevalent from the authentically replicated lighting fixtures to every classic faucet, cabinet handle or pull. This home is true perfection.
The grounds include a life size playhouse, original spring house and a rebuilt stone and cedar barn that includes three bays, perfect for entertaining with a hip rustic flair. Whether a old fashion barbecue, hoedown barn dance or intimate dining alfresco on the romantic stone patio, the two story barn area is sufficient to house memorable event venues second to none.