If you grew up watching Fred Rogers on television, you probably have fond memories of his show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The beloved host, who died in 2003, started the series in 1968 and retired in 2001; after that, reruns were still shown across many PBS stations around the country. Now, the TV personality’s real-life home in Pittsburgh is available to purchase, allowing interested homeowners to step into Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood themselves. Here are some details about the property and why it’s so special to fans of Mr. Rogers himself.
His home is in the process of being sold
If you’ve ever wanted to live in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, now’s your chance. The late Fred Rogers’ home in Pittsburgh is currently on the market. It has three bedrooms and one bathroom, with a total square footage of 1,540. It’s not a mansion—but hey, it’s Mister Rogers’ actual house! That said, there are some things that make this place stand out from other homes. There are two porches (one of which is heated), plus an unfinished basement with plumbing and electricity already installed so all you need to do is add a kitchenette or whatever else suits your fancy. And if you’re feeling generous, part of the proceeds will go to the Allegheny County Department of Human Services.
The home was built in 1953
Mister Rogers’ home is currently on the market for $989,000. The 4,200-square-foot house was built in 1953 and features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The home has been meticulously maintained and updated over the years. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind property. If you’re a fan of Mister Rogers, this is your chance to own a piece of history. He lived here from 1968 until his death in 2003. A tour of the property reveals that everything is just as it was when he left it.
He lived there from 1971 until his death in 2003
If you grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, you might have dreamed of living in his idyllic neighborhood. Well, now that dream could become a reality. The Pittsburgh home where Fred Rogers lived from 1971 until his death in 2003 is on the market. The modest 1,600 square foot house is near Latrobe University, where he taught classes and led children’s workshops. He was also ordained there as a Presbyterian minister. The asking price is $499,000 – it comes with three bedrooms and one bathroom but does not include any appliances or furniture.
The home has had several owners since then
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is 1,400 square feet and sits on a 0.29-acre lot. It last sold in 2012 for $180,000. The listing suggests that the buyer might want to turn it into a museum of sorts because of its historic significance. But this sounds like something that’s more suited to Fred Rogers than his many fans who loved him as he was—informal, relaxed, genuine, just one of us—on his show. And besides, who would buy such an iconic property if they planned to turn it into something else?
The current owner plans to raze it and build a new house
If you’re a fan of Mister Rogers, you might be interested to know that his real-life home in Pittsburgh is currently for sale. The current owner plans to raze the house and build a new one, so if you’re interested in buying it, you’ll need to act fast.
Listing price is $399,000
If you’ve ever wanted to step into Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, now’s your chance. The real-life home of Fred Rogers, the beloved television host, is up for sale in Pittsburgh. It was on this site that Rogers filmed his famous show and developed his lifelong love of gardening and music. The listing price is $399,000 and the house comes with a piano and an abundance of trees!