House Tour

brick tudor exterior round door

brick tudor exterior 1929

We purchased our house in the summer of 2016 and have been restoring and improving it since the day we got our hands on the keys. Old homes require a unique kind of patience, tenacity, and strength-of-will and lucky for us (and the house) we’ve got all 3. We are DIYing as much as we can while we fix up this 1929 tudor-ish brick home in Pittsburgh, PA and sharing our progress on this blog as we go.

brick french eclectic cottage winter snow

She wears the winter really well.

If you want to what our house looked like when we first saw it, take a tour of the first-floor listing photos and the second-floor listing photos.

The Floor Plan

Tudor Floor Plan

The Entryway

Round front door with stacked art and a wooden staircase

Wooden staircase with black and white runner, original honey-toned woodwork

The Primary Bedroom

Master bedroom with fireplace

Crate and Barrel Keane Nightstands

Kent Coffey Tableau Mid Century Dresser

We just refreshed our master bedroom as part of the 2018 Fall One Room Challenge. See all the progress posts or go straight to the Master Bedroom Reveal!

The Guest Bedroom

We transformed this space for the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge. Check out our guest bedroom reveal for more photos and sources.

The Blush Bathroom

Blush Bathroom Restoration - The Sweet Beast Blog

Blush bathroom brass sconces

blush bathroom with art

Wanna see more and read more about our blush bathroom with all its original tile, sink, and tub? See the full blush bathroom before and after and a fouta bath towel partnership project with Serena & Lily.

The Living Room

corgi on couch mid century dresser living room

dark walls with rust accents

The Kitchen + Coffee Nook

Kitchen Facelift Oak Cabinets Classic Gray

Oak Cabinets Granite Countertops Plants

Coffee Nook Storage Leaded Glass Window

The Dining Room

View from living room, through entryway, into dining room


Dining room with schoolhouse ostara pendant


The Powder Room

Powder Room - After | The Sweet Beast Blog

Read about how we transformed the powder room with a DIY modern board and batten wall project and uncovered and restored the original hex tile floors.