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DINING ROOM, C. 1950

later became the summer residence of Annie-Laurie Aitken, the widow of a Pittsburgh utilities magnate, and her second husband, Russell Barnett Aitken, an artist, adventure writer, and former associate editor of Field and Stream.6 The house, and the backdrops of

carved paneling that Jansen provided, served as a perfect repository for the couple’s collection of fine European furniture and art objects. Champ Soleil was sold by Aitken’s widow, Irene, in 2003.

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