Our new Real Homes Series is back with a small tour of a lovely home in Erie, PA. Situated in NW Pennsylvania, this city is the 4th largest city in the state and is known as the Flagship City because it is the home port of Oliver Hazard Perry’s flagship Niagara. The city has also been called the Gem City because of the lake. Erie won the All-America City Award in 1972.
Full of history and heritage, Erie, once teeming with heavy industry, is slowly seeing a change in its economic profile. Although its manufacturing sector remains prominent in the local economy, service industries, healthcare, higher education, and tourism are emerging as greater economic drivers. Millions visit Erie for recreation at Presque Isle State Park, as well as attractions like the casino and horse racetrack.
This diamond in a rough of a city is home to four colleges and it offers outdoor activities specific to all four seasons. Most of its best businesses are family owned, it has an eco transit system, really low cost of living, affordable real estate, and it is close to Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburg and Toronto, Canada. Erie is no longer the “Mistake on the Lake”. With the right kind of investment this city has the foundation to win another All-America City Award. Stay tuned!
Our Home Tour On The Bay
This was a quick and yet very Christmassy tour of the ground floor of a Townhouse on Erie’s Bayfront. The pictures were taken throughout the day so it will be fun to notice the different aspects of light and color, especially during sunset! All of the furniture with one or two exceptions are from Harden, a proud NY based furniture manufacturer. All made in America and environmentally friendly were the choices of these proud Erieites. They did not hire a designer to decorate and only the kitchen and master bath were done by a professional cabinetry company. The gold, cream, and black colors give this home a very luxurious look. The handpicked art work, such as the landscape hanging in the living room and the “animal skull-horn” made of paper are small touches that add character to the decor and make for great conversational pieces. Enjoy and leave your comments for us below!