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Work of a genius: architect Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor is testament to his family’s turbulence and tragedy

Hermione Eyre, of the Telegraph, writes on the history of, and her experience in, the newly opened Pitzhanger Manor. “I left Pitzhanger feeling that it is captured perfectly by Goethe’s phrase ‘architecture is frozen music’. Soane’s hope, talent and ambition of a brief few years is here: arrested, permanent, frozen at the moment of highest aspiration.”