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This exquisite eighteen-room fantasy seems more monastery or clubhouse than private residence, and not without reason. At least one of Benno Janssen's sketches refers to La Tourelle as a country house, which it may as well be, given its total isolation in spirit if not in mileage from Pittsburgh. The client was Edgar Kaufmann, an outsider to the clubby Pittsburgh elite for whom Janssen was designing mansions and clubhouses in the same years. Janssen's Longue Vue Club (AL89) stands a
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