By Benjamin Laun
Photography: October Development

The Northside’s historic Deutschtown neighborhood is getting a modern update, thanks to the construction of six new townhomes by October Development. At press time, four of the six homes at the 600 block of Suismon Street had been sold, leaving two available at $325,000, or $350,000 with a garage. Designed by Pittsburgh architect Bob Baumbach, and constructed by Senko, Inc., the homes were built in a historic style to match the character of the surrounding neighborhood. Northside Leadership Conference executive director Mark Fatla says, “Northside is popping! Homes are selling before renovations are complete, and existing homeowners are investing in improvements.” October Development owner John Elash adds that one of the biggest advantages to these homes is the real estate tax abatements that apply to them. “This project is a great representation of urban living in the Northside. Many people are moving back to the city, especially with the ability to walk to local attractions and the Downtown area being mere steps away.”

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