About This Listing
Large artist’s house and studio located in a tranquil suburb near Fox Chapel. The exterior of the house is covered with mirrors and the interior carries out the mirror theme and includes many original artworks and furnishing.
We provide the entire guest bedroom with a private entrance and off street parking. The room includes a 42” Plasma TV, free wifi, sunken tub, walk-in shower, ToTo Washlet, original artworks and furnishing.
We have a raised queen size air mattress to accommodate 2 extra people in the room or in the library (as shown in the photos above) if needed.
Please message if you have any additional questions, and we hope to see you soon!
You may have access to the entire house including the kitchen, living room, LP library, home theater, back yard pond, garden, porch and more.
Interaction with Guests
During your stay, we will serve breakfast including house roasted, ground coffee.
We will also happy to help with restaurant suggestions, happy-hour spots, ideas for sightseeing and fun activities in and around the city.
90 minutes to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater
12 minutes to Oakmont Country Clud
5 minutes to Fox Chapel Country Club
5 minutes to Old Squaw hiking trail
10 minutes to Bayernhof Music Museum
20 minutes to Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum
25 minutes to downtown Pittsburgh, David Lawrence Convention Center and Andy Warhol Museum
10-15 minutes to local business district (coffee shop, pizzeria, grocery stores, liquor store)
You will need a car or we can recommend good and reliable car service.
No smoking in the house.
No parties or events hosted without agreement with the host.
Martin was an amazing humble fun host!!! He even cooked for us and made us feel at home while playing vintage records like Billy Holiday. The house looks better in person, each room takes you on a different journey, mostly everything hand made by Martin wow just wow. Amazing, amazing, amazing it open up a jar of happiness and creativity. I'm forever changed after staying at this home and breaking bread with Martin and the glass house. Until we meet again Cheers from Mickael, Lamont and friends.
This was an amazing place to be. The whole house had an amazing vibe and Martin and his wife made us feel very comfortable. We were shooting a music video in someone else's home, so I was sort of uncomfortable and nervous going in, but after meeting them and realizing how much into the different forms of art and opening they were, I was inspired. Definitely a place to stay! Thank you!
We had a great stay with Martin and Jesha. They are very gracious, not to mention fascinating people! The room was very comfortable and well-equipped as well. And the house is truly unique - if you stay there, you must take a tour around! Oh and breakfast was delicious.
Martin was great! The room was neat and tidy – better than any hotel. He gave us a tour of his beautiful home and showed us his amazing art collection and personal work and studio. It was a pleasure to stay there! It really added to our experience of Pittsburgh and visiting Falling Water. Will recommend the stay to everyone.
Martin is an excellent host! I wish i could've stayed longer. He has a spacious bed & bath on a separate level from other bedrooms. There is a great TV in room & he has an extensive DVD library to choose from. COFFEE in am was excellent! Loved seeing his art & hearing his music.
Staying with Martin was a lesson in living. Every detail of his home communicates a passion for art and design, and my short stay was a chance to realign my own aspirations for home life. Who would have thought an airbnb overnight could be so life-changing???
I awoke to the sound of Glenn Gould piano music, playing from one of the most incredible stereos I have ever heard (audiophiles - you won't want to miss this customized system). Martin tells me he usually has "Glenn Gould Sundays" but missed the routine by one day. The turntables (yes, two turntables) were ready to go for Martin's unbelievable catalog of recordings. I happen to love Sonny Rollins, and Martin was generous enough to pull out 5 different albums from his collection for me.
Breakfast was waiting for me - homemade oatmeal with fresh fruit and cream. Delicious. The coffee was truly fresh-roasted, there's a coffee roaster installed in the kitchen! Martin had the New York Times on the table, along with a wonderful variety of art publications and interesting periodicals. I wanted to read all afternoon with the life-like orchestral sound bellowing from the stereo and the coffee aroma oozing from the kitchen. Martin's kitchen is organized and designed like a high-end woodworking studio - an absolutely stunning display of modern kitchen tools hang from the walls, along with a professional stove and oven. I could only imagine the meals and parties created in this inviting space, and I was jealous my stay didn't coincide with such an event.
There's much more to say about my surprisingly wonderful stay, but I will leave it at this: If you are stopping ANYWHERE near Pittsburgh, DO NOT miss the opportunity to experience Martin Prekop's home. I cannot wait for my next excuse to visit and explore this unparalleled residence!!!
Thank you Martin - I'm grateful for your sincere hospitality!
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About the Host, Martin & Jesha
We are both working artists and educators. We spend our time working, listening to music, watching movies and visiting museums, and we enjoy good restaurants.
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