Home for the Holidays in Summerset at Frick Park
Summerset at Frick Park is aglow with lights and decorations. Join in the holiday spirit by posting photos of your holiday-ready home on Summerset at Frick Park’s Facebook page!
House Calls with Melissa: Parkview Townhomes
Aliza and Shabbir Haider moved to Summerset at Frick Park for its community and high-quality new construction.
The Parkview townhomes offered low-maintenance living, ample space for their family, and close proximity to other families, all within their price range. Now, their sons have many friends in the neighborhood and they enjoy the townhome lifestyle.
In our latest House Calls with Melissa video, Aliza and Shabbir elaborate on their experience as new townhome owners at Summerset at Frick Park.
Visit SummersetatFrickPark.com to learn more and call Melissa Reich at (412) 215-8056 to reserve your townhome today!
Introducing the Villages on Shelburne Lane!
With beautiful views of the Monongahela River and fresh home designs, Shelburne Lane is a unique location within the Summerset community. Create your dream home with optional back porches, completely customizable floor plans, and some of the best views in town.
We are pleased to release the highly anticipated building elevations, material palettes, and lots plan for the Village homes on Shelburne Lane. We have used the historic neighborhoods of Pittsburgh’s East End for our inspiration, building upon the styles and materials that have been so successful in creating Summerset at Frick Park. As is standard for all the homes in our community, a material and color palette for each home has been selected by the town architect, developer, and builders.
While the elevations and home style for each lot are established, you and the builder have the opportunity to design your own floor plans. You may reference the established plans or create your own. The Shelburne lots have unique characteristics that you can explore with the builder, such as the opportunity for rear porches.
The starting price for the Village homes is $750,000. Once your plans are finalized with the builders during the design process, you will be provided with a final price.
Reserve Today and Lock in 2014 Pricing!
Located on Biltmore Lane, Summerset at Frick Park’s newest townhomes overlook a beautiful park and offer expansive views of the entire neighborhood.
The elegantly designed Schneider Park Townhomes provide your family the space, amenities and privacy you need to live comfortably. Enjoy timeless architecture, customized interiors, spacious front porches, attached garages, professional landscaping, and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. Live luxuriously in Summerset at Frick Park’s newest premier townhome location.
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 ½ to 3 baths
- Covered front porch
- Two car attached garage
- 10′ ceilings on first floor
- 9′ ceilings on second floor
- Vaulted ceilings on the third floor
- Homes highly insulated and energy efficient to assure low cost of occupancy
- High efficiency furnaces and air conditioners with fresh air ventilation system
- Andersen windows with low-E glazing and high definition grilles
- On-Q structured wiring for high-speed internet, TV, and phone connections
- Integrated security system
- Low maintenance exteriors
- Heavy-duty 40-year Owens Corning roofing
- Upgraded Kohler plumbing fixtures
- Optional Add-Ons:
- Fireplace and wet bar/morning kitchen in master bedroom
- In-law/nanny suite over garage
Starting at $460,000
What’s Going on with the Frick Environmental Center?
By 2016, Frick Park will have a cutting-edge, highly-efficient environmental center that sustains itself through solar panels and a geothermal heating and cooling system.
Since the last Frick Environmental Center burned down in 2002, discussions have ensued about how to best rebuild one of Pittsburgh’s primary environmental education spaces. This September, the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and the City of Pittsburgh broke ground on the $18.4 million project, which is estimated to wrap up in 2016.
The process has been in the works for a long time. After an information gathering process that began in 2011, there have been 34 community input sessions involving over 1,000 people from nearby neighborhoods and throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area.
The new Frick Environmental Center will provide a space for hands-on environmental education for children and adults, featuring areas like indoor classrooms, a reception area, and an outdoor amphitheater built into the hillside. Throughout construction, the Parks Conservancy will continue to offer educational programming and events.
Designed to meet the Living Building Challenge and achieve the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification, the new eco-friendly building will support its own needs for water and energy. It will use 40% less energy than a typical building of its size, supply its own energy needs through solar panels, use a geothermal heating and cooling system, and filter and treat all wastewater before releasing it naturally on-site. Additionally, it will be constructed using locally-produced materials whenever possible.
“The design of the new Frick Environmental Center was reached with substantial input from the communities that neighbor Frick Park and Nine Mile Run, and we’re excited for them – and everyone – to see this amazing building come to life,” said Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy Director of Education Marijke Hecht, who has been involved with the Summerset at Frick Park project since it began. “It will be an incredible resource for kids and adults alike to learn through nature, and to bring a greater appreciation and understanding of our natural world to everyone in our city. And that the Frick Environmental Center itself will be a Living Building Challenge and Platinum LEED certified structure will mean that our neighbors will have one of the world’s greenest buildings right in their backyard.”
Currently, some trails, like the North Clayton Loop, the South Clayton Loop, and the Nature Trail, have detours or alternate entrances and exits due to construction. 95 trees will be removed in the construction process, 25% of which are invasive species, that will replaced by 195 native trees. Overall, the Parks Conservancy is doing its best to maintain Frick Park’s natural environment during construction and improve it in the long run.
As of mid-October, the building’s footprint has been completed, and contractors are currently pouring the concrete foundation before the weather gets colder.
Halloween Pet Safety Tips
Summerset at Frick Park is a great place for pets, so keep yours safe this Halloween by following these guidelines provided by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
1. Don’t feed your pets candy! Chocolate in all forms–especially dark or baking chocolate–can be very dangerous for dogs, cats, and rabbits. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause problems. If you suspect that your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your vet or local emergency vet.
2. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are relatively nontoxic to animals, but they can upset your pet’s stomach.
3. Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts or burns, or receive a potentially life-threatening electric shock.
4. If you use a candle to light your Jack-o-Lantern, use caution. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames.
5. Don’t dress your dog, cat, or rabbit in a costume unless you know that they like wearing one. Wearing a costume can make animals anxious if they are uncomfortable.
6. If you do dress your pet up, make sure that their costume doesn’t constrict their movement or hearing or impede their breathing, barking, or meowing. Also, be sure to try the costumes on your animals before Halloween. If your pet seems distressed, allergic, or exhibits abnormal behavior, consider a festive bandana instead.
7. Make sure that your pet’s costume doesn’t have small, dangling, or easily chewed-off pieces that they could choke on. Ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or on your pet, leading to injury.
8. Dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours, unless they are extremely social. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets.
9. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your pet doesn’t dart outside.
10. Always make sure that your pets have proper identification. If your pet escapes and is lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increasing the chances that they will be returned to you.
Fall Family Activities Around Pittsburgh
Autumn is the season for apple picking, pumpkin carving, and hayrides. Make the most of this fall with outdoor family activities happening around Pittsburgh.
If you want to stay close to home, visit Phipps’ fall garden show, featuring chrysanthemums and the conservatory’s famous garden railroad display in celebration of harvest season.
The Pittsburgh Zoo is holding its yearly event ZooBoo the last two weekends in October. Kids can venture through the zoo collecting candy, seeing the animals, and participating in other fun activities along the way.
Enjoy hay rides, pumpkin and corn picking, apple picking, wild flower picking, a petting zoo, an apple slingshot, and the corn maze at Simmons Farm, located in McMurray, Pennsylvania. The farm also offers special group rates for large parties, so take the whole family for a day trip.
Located fifteen miles from downtown in Monongahela, PA, Triple B Farms offers traditional fall activities like pumpkin and apple picking, and also hosts other kid-friendly events like giant inflatables, pony rides, the farm flinger, its Big Blue Boo Barn, and Storybook Pumpkinland. For information on all fall festival activities, visit their page on Pop’s Farmyard Fun.
Soergel Orchards has a great selection of pumpkins, a large gift shop, and some of the best chocolate milk in the Burgh! October 18th to 19th is Harvest Weekend, and October 25th to 26th is the Halloween Celebration featuring special events and activities.
Located in Wexford, Shenot Farm and Market offers hayrides to the pumpkin patch and corn maze every weekend in October. With all the traditional treats of fall–decorative corn, straw bales, and pumpkins–Shenot Market also offers sweet treats like fudge.
This 148-year-old farm offers hayrides to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch and its famous giant, four-acre corn maze.
Enjoy play hay, two corn stalk mazes, pony rides, hay rides, a corn box, and other fun fall activities at Schramm Farms. They also offer homemade refreshments like fresh-cut french fries made from homegrown potatoes, apple cider slush, and candy and caramel apples.
Reilly’s features traditional fall activities, and a few unique ones of their own like the New Boo Barn, marshmallow roast, Balloon Typhoon, and pedal go-karts. Additionally, their garden center features mums, asters, cornstalks, bales of hay, gourds, mini-pumpkins and Halloween decorations.
Beautiful Cottage Craftsman Home Now Available!
Visit our open house on Sunday, October 5th from 1-3 p.m.
Don’t miss out on this charming, meticulously-maintained Cottage Craftsman home in the heart of Summerset at Frick Park. Enjoy upgrades like a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, crown molding, a heated 2-car garage and a huge fenced-in yard including a sprinkler system.
Find everything you need with close proximity to Frick Park, schools, shopping, dining, and downtown. Access to the Community Center, swimming pool, fitness room, playground, parks, and basketball court included in the low HOA fee make this home perfect for every lifestyle.
- Spacious, open first floor plan
- Fully-equipped, eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, island with pendant lighting, and lots of prep space
- Flat screen television, gas Heat ‘N Glo fireplace with custom built-ins in living room
- Hardwood floors in dining room and kitchen
- Sliding doors to the Trex deck
- Large, level fenced-in yard with custom walkway and sprinkler system
- Spacious master suite with generous walk-in closet
- Dual vanity master bath with garden tub and separate shower
- Sizeable second bedroom with its own private full bath
- Convenient second floor laundry room – appliances included
- Automatic door on double height, heated garage – can accommodate a car lift
- All brushed nickel handles and fixtures
- Monthly HOA fee: $64
- Living Room — 21 x 13
- Dining Room — 12 x 14
- Kitchen — 13 x 13
- Master Bedroom — 16 x 14
- Bedroom 2 — 12 x 13
- Laundry — 9 x 5
Priced at $393,000.