Over the summer I noticed the Giovannitti house was posted on a realtor site for sale. A while back I was invited for a tour but due to crazy schedules, I missed my chance. This is always a regret of mine but next best thing is seeing beautiful photos online.
Photos by Allison Pochapin
Architect Richard Meier started construction on this gem in 1979 and finished it in 1983. Meier is known for creating most of his work in white and I think it works for his projects. When you look over his portfolio, it makes an interesting statement.
This house isn’t for everyone but I see it as a piece art. There’s no other place like this in Pittsburgh! Made up of concrete, glass panes, glass blocks and timber, the Giovannitt’s have kept it up nicely. I can’t imagine how to keep the white clean on the outside, especially during our winters.
The design of the exterior looks like a sculpture to me.
I posted a couple photos of this house in 2012 and since then, I get emails and comments at a rate that I didn’t expect. Please note, I do not know the status of the place. They might have sold it or decided to stay. I also have NO personal contact with the owners. I’m posting this because I admire this house and I think it’s a work of art.