Pitysmont

Pitysmont stands three feet from the street, a clue that it predates its neighbors and the road. Built in 1916 for English-born Linda Whitaker Browne (1868-1947) and her academic engineer husband, William Hand Browne, Jr. (1868-1958), it is an early Craftsman house. The style was influenced by the British Arts and Crafts movement. The bracketed eaves, rafter tails, and shingle siding are notable elements. Inspiration to shingle the gabled house may have another source: the couple were married in Oak Park, Illinois, one-time home to Frank Lloyd Wright, whose house there had a dramatic shingled gable-front form with diamond-patterned windows. Private residence.

Date: ca. 1916

Images

Pitysmont, 2021
Pitysmont, 2021 Image courtesy of Richard Grubb & Associates
Pitysmont, 2021
Pitysmont, 2021 Image courtesy of Richard Grubb & Associates
Pitysmont, 2021
Pitysmont, 2021 Image courtesy of Richard Grubb & Associates
Pitysmont, 2023
Pitysmont, 2023 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club
Pitysmont, 2023
Pitysmont, 2023 Image courtesy of D. Strevel, Capital City Camera Club

Location

2822 Van Dyke Avenue

Metadata

RHDC, “Pitysmont,” Raleigh Historic, accessed May 30, 2024, https://raleighhistoric.org/items/show/199.