Creative, tech-savvy couple creates a hip home in arts district

April 20, 2015 12:02 PM

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PITTSBURGH - Chris Harrison and his wife, Amy Ogan, honed their creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills while earning doctorates in human computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. So when they went looking for a "cool house in a cool neighborhood" in Pittsburgh, they couldn't help but be drawn to an area popular with artists and arts entrepreneurs, Garfield.

They'd gotten to know Garfield while living in neighboring Friendship via Unblurred, a street crawl held the first Friday of each month along Penn Avenue. Less imaginative souls might have been scared off by its crime rate (which is falling) and gritty streetscape, but they loved the fact that it wa...

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