Porches, turret, balcony, oriel, and oversized gables erupt from this house's clapboarded walls to delight the eye. The house combines Queen Anne with Moorish-arched windows and balcony trellis, medieval-styled halftimber work in a jerkinhead gable, and neoclassical swags on the domed oriel. A crew of Wilkes-Barre carpenters built the house to a design by Knoxville, Tennessee, architect Barber, author of popular pattern books. Attorney James Wilson Piatt and his wife, Frances Overfield, were members of locally prominent families with Connecticut roots. Their daughter owned the house until 1973 and its present owners have carefully restored it.
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