You could purchase a painting by Jeremy Raymer or, for $599,000, you could buy his house, which is also a work of art.
On Friday, Oct. 22, the real estate technology company Compass will begin showing 183 35th St. in Lawrenceville. Built in 1900, the 1,858-square-foot home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, two full kitchens and a deck.
The house features high ceilings, city skyline views, a fenced-in yard with untreated cedar raised beds, a fire pit and — important to Lawrenceville — an off-street parking space. The listing includes a corner lot that is buildable.
Raymer painted two murals on the façade, including “The Man Who Laughs,” his first large-scale mural. Homer Simpson also adorns an exterior wall. The massive cartoon dad is reaching for a 20-foot-long shipping container that’s painted to look like a box of donuts.
Additional murals are located on the exterior of the fence and in the yard. One of Raymer’s early stencil drawings fills the upstairs hallway.
Some artwork used for staging can be included in the sale of the house.
Raymer, who’s made his mark all over Pittsburgh, has occupied or rented out the space since 2012. Now an Uptown resident, he’s working on creating a larger studio in an undisclosed location that will expand his production potential.
In the coming months, he’ll paint Betty Davis at The Government Center on the North Side, Donna Summer at the Antique Mall on Ohio River Boulevard and two murals at the Astrobotic headquarters on the North Side.
The diehard horror fan who immortalized Tom Savini on a home in Lawrenceville also wants to paint an enormous mural Pinhead from the “Hellraiser” films.