Mister Rogers’ Real-Life Home In Pittsburgh Is for Sale

published Apr 21, 2021
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If you were a kid during the 1960s until the millennium, it is likely you grew up humming the words “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood” from the iconic educational television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” While the actual house in the show was based on Fred Rogers’ childhood home in Latrobe, PA, the TV host spent the ’50s and ’60s residing in a 3,700-square-foot home in Pittsburgh, PA, where the show was filmed. And now, that former home has hit the market, and it can be yours for a cool $850K — no train track included. 

Located in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood at 5381 Northumberland street, the 100-year-old home has been majorly renovated since 1966, when Rogers and his wife, Joanne, sold it. The three-level home features five bedrooms and three and a half baths and is “drenched in shimmering sunlight from the many windows,” according to the Realtor.com listing.

While the home maintains the aesthetic integrity of the time — with gorgeous crown modeling, high ceilings, and tasteful built-ins — it has been updated to meet the standards of today’s homebuyer. In addition to a huge kitchen with stainless steel appliances, other bonuses include a custom built-in desk and office space off the kitchen, a stunning dining space with tons of built-in library shelves, and a third floor exercise room.

It also has plenty of closet space, a fenced in backyard, zoned heating and a two-car garage — a necessity during those cold, Pennsylvania winters. And for warmer nights, a porch accessed by two sets of French doors overlooks the front yard is ideal for lounging.

While the home’s selling price data on the Realtor.com listing doesn’t date back to the ’60s when Rogers moved, it last sold for $550,000 in 2010. And, considering inflation and how hot the real estate market is right now, we aren’t surprised that the asking price has gone up $300K. But being in Mister Rogers’ old neighborhood? Priceless.