162 | OCTOBER 2014 | pittsburghmagazine.com
hen Jen and Brooks Broadhurst purchased their three-bedroom home in Mt. Lebanon 12 years ago, they knew they’d
want to update it someday.
They liked the home’s location close to the city, and
its large backyard — a rarity in Mt. Lebanon — provided
space for their three children to play. The kitchen was small,
though, and this family with ties to the Eat’n Park restaurants
(he’s senior vice president of food and beverage) likes to cook.
The first floor lacked a bathroom. The small living room
didn’t encourage gathering or entertaining.
About four years ago, the Broadhursts decided it was
time to expand — their children were 6, 9 and 11 and would
still have time at home to enjoy the new space. They hired
Elizabeth Benedict of Elizabeth Home Decor & Design, Inc.
to handle the redesign, along with Lynch Construction and
architect James Kopriva. Benedict lives in Boston, but her
husband grew up with Brooks Broadhurst in Upper St. Clair.
Jen Broadhurst says she often admired Benedict’s taste when
the families visited.
“The whole scope of the project was not anything I felt I
could do myself and have everything how I wanted,” Jen says.
casual — not too stuffy.”