Father Pitt

Why should the beautiful die?

Georgian Mansion in Shadyside

720 Amberson Avenue

A large house that probably dates from the 1920s, with a recent expansion in the rear; it was getting all new windows when old Pa Pitt took these pictures.

With trees
Main entrance
Oblique view

A “virtual tour” from a year ago, when the house sold for a little less than two million, shows a computer simulation of a thoroughly modernized interior.

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2 responses to “Georgian Mansion in Shadyside”

  1. The extra bay to the left of the door makes me somehow profoundly uncomfortable. I feel like the house is about to slump over in that direction.

    • It does have the look of an uneasy compromise between an architect who drew a house with seven bays and a client who had reached the upper limit of his budget.

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