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The Saitta House is a two-and-a-half-story, single-family Queen Anne dwelling in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn, New York, United States.

Saitta House
Saitta House Side View Dyker Heights.jpg
Side view of the Saitta House.
Saitta House is located in New York
Saitta House
Saitta House is located in the United States
Saitta House
Location1135 84th St., Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Coordinates40°37′2″N 74°0′59″W / 40.61722°N 74.01639°W / 40.61722; -74.01639Coordinates: 40°37′2″N 74°0′59″W / 40.61722°N 74.01639°W / 40.61722; -74.01639
Arealess than one acre
Built1899
Built byP. J. la Note
ArchitectJohn J. Petit
Architectural styleQueen Anne
NRHP reference #07000480[1]
Added to NRHPMay 30, 2007

It was completed ca. 1899 by architect John J. Petit and builder P.J. la Note for Beatrice and Simone Saitta (pronounced: sigh-eat-a). The home is located on the north side of 84th Street between Twelfth Avenue to the east and Eleventh Avenue to the west. The home reportedly cost $14,000 to build and the 8,000 sq ft (700 m2) of land cost $2,700.[2]

The Saitta House is significant in the area of architecture as a remarkably intact, high-style example of Queen Anne residential architecture, and for its association with the planning and development of Dyker Heights, a turn-of-the-20th-century suburban development in Brooklyn. No other house in Dyker Heights retains so much of its original architectural and structural components – both interior and exterior – as the Saitta House. The house was architect-designed for an affluent Dyker Heights family, and built ca. 1899 by craftsmen who came from Italy and lived on the premises during construction. Architect John J. Petit's work can be found elsewhere in Brooklyn, especially in the Prospect Park South Historic District (which is listed on National Register of Historic Places). The Saitta House was listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ a b "Saitta House - Report Part 4 Archived 2008-12-16 at the Wayback Machine", DykerHeightsCivicAssociation.com
  3. ^ "Saitta House”, The Brooklyn Paper, June 16, 2007
  4. ^ "Saitta House Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine", The Bay Ridge Courier, June 21, 2007