This beautiful, contemporary home is that of Andrew Moss, owner of mossArchitects and his family. It’s located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood where transformation is taking place every time you turn the corner. You might wonder why it looks so different from the other homes in the area and that is because Andrew built it from the ground up. We took a few before photos and visited the home after it was done.
When we took the before photos in January, it was typical Pittsburgh winter weather. This was not hard to find and we knew right away that this was the place!
This is how the stairs look after. The metal on the stairs are recycled and were done by Colin Carrier who owns the local company called London Pattern.
I could not get over the transformation from seeing the bare walls and now it was a stunning, warm, and inviting space. Andrew and his family already lived in the neighborhood before purchasing this plot of land. Their vision was to have their home feel very modern and open. The entire family had a say on the design, paint colors and materials that were used throughout.
The garage door is on the side of the house, it opens up to their patio where I’m sure they will enjoy plenty of cookouts this summer.
The kitchen cabinets are made of Rosewood and the cabinet boxes were purchased from Ikea. I love the contrast between the dark wood and the white used throughout.
All through the home they used different types of wood on the ceiling, floors and walls. What was the reason for this? “I wanted there to be a juxtaposition between super clean lines and having a warm feel to the home,” says Andrew. It’s amazing how the hall looks as if it was painted by just using all the different types of wood.
I want to thank Andrew and his family for inviting us into their home and showing us around. If you want to view more of Andrew’s work, visit his site mossArchitects.
Before photos were taken by Kristy Lumsden, who owns Burning Bright Studios. /////After photos were taken by Terra McBride who is the director of social media at Point Park University and a personal style blogger at Stylish White Female.