Welcome to The Mellor House Bed & Breakfast, a lovely Victorian home built in 1891 in the heart of historic Edgewood Borough, located in the East End of Pittsburgh. We hope you enjoy the pictures of the home and gardens, and we look forward to your visit.
We will welcome you for a long or a short stay! If desired, we will treat you to a gourmet breakfast, served on fine china with silver utensils, crystal glasses, and antique linens. For an extended stay, we will treat you more like family with cooking and food storage options that will cut your dependence on restaurant meals. For guests who are interested in longer stays, we offer special rates and will negotiate pricing depending on the season, demand, and availability.
History of The Mellor House
This lovely Victorian home was built in 1891 for the family of Michael R. Haymaker. Haymaker was a western Pennsylvania oil and natural gas producer. The house was constructed in the Queen Anne style, which is characterized by a non-symmetrical house shape and facade, steeply pitched roof, fluted chimneys, and ornamental woodwork. The home was built on a lot that was formerly part of the grounds of the nearby Gardner Mansion. Edgewood was Pittsburgh’s first commuter suburb, at a time when most white-collar downtown employees lived within walking distance of their workplaces.
In 1922, George and Clara Mellor purchased the home. George Mellor was an Edgewood native and vice-president of the C.C. Mellor Company, a downtown Pittsburgh musical instrument store. Mellor’s father, Charles C. Mellor, was an early homeowner in Edgewood. He donated the land upon which the Edgewood Club and the local library were built, and he is honored as the namesake of the C.C. Mellor Library. The Edgewood Club is located on the same street as the Mellor House Bed & Breakfast.
The Luckett Family purchased the house in 1999, and we have treasured it as our home ever since. You may see one of the three Luckett girls stop in, including the oldest with Kate’s grandson and granddaughter. Expect to be greeted by the family’s dog, a Pomeranian named Izzy. You will see touches of family life throughout the house. We hope you enjoy the heirloom antiques and family photos so that it feels like “your home away from home” throughout your stay.
Katharine Luckett is the Owner & Proprietor of The Mellor House Apartments located in nearby Forest Hills. These apartments provide a comfortable and reasonably priced short-term or long-term housing option for business professionals, researchers, graduate students, and tourists who desire to have easy access to points east like Monroeville or Murrysville and/or points west like Oakland and downtown Pittsburgh.
Kate believes that these attractively furnished and completely outfitted one and two bedroom apartments are the perfect alternative to expensive hotel stays for guests, who need only to arrive with their suitcase and settle in for a relaxing and productive stay.
Since she opened The Mellor House Bed & Breakfast in Edgewood and The Mellor House Apartments in Forest Hills, Kate has garnered an excellent reputation for hospitality and cleanliness that has many of her guests remarking the accommodations feel like their “home away from home!”
Kate has taken many professional courses in hospitality and gardening over the last 30 years, and she is a certified Master Gardener. Both the inside and outside of her home and the apartments reflect her attention to detail and her belief that beautiful, serene surroundings can be the cure for the daily stress we face. Kate has hosted guests from places near and far including Italy, Sweden, China, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Pakistan, Thailand, and India, as well as the United States.
Kate desires to be known as “a woman after God’s own heart.” And in her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her three adult daughters and her two young grandchildren.
At The Mellor House, we intend to show respect for our guests, provide for their needs, and treat them as equals. We seek to nurture guests through restful sleep, nutritious and tasty food, and conversation or quiet as desired. We maintain our home with high standards of cleanliness and comfort. Thank you for showing respect for our home and other guests by keeping the bedroom and bathroom tidy. Great care and attention has gone into decorating your room, often with family treasures evoking fond memories. We ask that you do not smoke inside the house or on the premises.