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The Great American House

The Great American House Author Gil Schafer
ISBN-10 0847838722
Release 2012
Pages 254
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Known for creating homes with a feeling of history, the traditional architect illustrates how he blends classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscape when renovating historic homes and building new "old" houses.

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home Author Gil Schafer, III
ISBN-10 9780847860210
Release 2017-09-26
Pages 288
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For award-winning architect Gil Schafer, the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate the small moments of life--houses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and anchored in a distinct sense of place. Essentially, Schafer believes a house is truly successful when the people who live there consider it home. It''s this belief--and Schafer''s rare ability to translate his clients'' deeply personal visions of how they want to live into a physical home that reflects those dreams--that has established him as one of the most sought-after, highly-regarded architects of our time. In his new book, A Place to Call Home Schafer follows up his bestselling The Great American House, by pulling the curtain back on his distinctive approach, sharing his process (complete with unexpected, accessible ideas readers can work into their own projects) and taking readers on a detailed tour of seven beautifully realized houses in a range of styles located around the country--each in a unique place, and each with a character all its own. 250 lush, full color photographs of these seven houses and other never-before-seen projects, including exterior, interior, and landscape details, invite readers into Schafer''s world of comfortable classicism. Opening with memories of the childhood homes and experiences that have shaped Schafer''s own history, A Place to Call Home gives the reader the sense that for Schafer, architecture is not just a career but a way of life, a calling. He describes how the many varied houses of his youth were informed as much by their style as by their sense of place, and how these experiences of home informed his idea of classicism as a set of values that he applies to many different kinds of architecture in places as varied as the ones he grew up in. Because while Schafer is absolutely a classical architect, he is in fact a modern traditionalist, and A Place to Call Home showcases how he effortlessly interprets traditional principles for a multiplicity of architectural styles within contemporary ways of living. Sections in Part I include the delicate balance of modern and traditional aesthetics, the juxtaposition of fancy and simple, and the details that make each project special and livable. Schafer also delves into what he refers to as "the spaces in between," those often overlooked spaces like closets, mudrooms, and laundry rooms, explaining their underappreciated value in the broader context of a home. Part of Schafer''s skill lies in the way he gives the minutiae of a project as much attention as the grand aesthetic gestures, and ultimately, it''s this combination that brings his homes to life. Part II of the book is the story of seven houses and the places they inhabit--each with a completely different character and soul: a charming cottage completely rebuilt into a casual but gracious house for a young family in bucolic Mill Valley, California; a reconstructed historic 1930s Colonial house and gardens set in lush woodlands in Connecticut; a new, Adirondack camp-inspired house for an active family perched on the edge of Lake Placid with stunning views of nearby Whiteface Mountain; an elegant but family-friendly Fifth Avenue apartment with a panoramic view of Central Park; a new timber frame and stone barn situated to take advantage of the summer sun on a lovely, rambling property in New England; a new residence and outbuildings on a 6,000 acre hunting preserve in Georgia, inspired by the historic 1920s and 1930s hunting plantation houses in the region; and Schafer''s own, deeply personal, newly-renovated and surprisingly modern house located just a few feet from the Atlantic Ocean in coastal Maine. In Schafer''s hands, the stories of these houses are irresistibly readable. He guides the reader through each of the design decisions, sharing anecdotes about the process and fascinating historical background and contextual influences of the settings. Ultimately, the houses featured in A Place to Call Home are more than just beautiful buildings in beautiful places. In each of them, Schafer has created a dialogue between past and present, a personalized world that people can inhabit gracefully, in sync with their own notions of home. Because, as Schafer writes in the book, he designs houses "not for an architect''s ego, but [for] the beauty of life, the joys of family, and, not least, a heartfelt celebration of place."

Great American Homes William T Baker

Great American Homes  William T  Baker Author William T. Baker
ISBN-10 9781864704839
Release 2012
Pages 285
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William T. Baker's work is inspired by the bounty of classical architecture found in the grand homes of the southern United States, particularly the state of Georgia. The hallmarks of his architecture are extraordinary attention to details of craftsmansh

Creating a New Old House

Creating a New Old House Author Russell Versaci
ISBN-10 1561587923
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 218
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Explains how to transform a new home by adding character and authentic detailing by incorporating elements of traditional style that offer a sense of place without sacrificing comfort or the convenience of a new house. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

New Traditional Architecture

New Traditional Architecture Author Mark Ferguson
ISBN-10 9780847835454
Release 2011
Pages 248
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This beautifully illustrated volume presents Ferguson & Shamamian's finest work, including new houses, apartments, alterations and additions, and unbuilt design plans.

New Rooms for Old Houses

New Rooms for Old Houses Author Frank Shirley
ISBN-10 9781561588855
Release 2007
Pages 266
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Published in association with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a practical handbook explains how to design, renovate, and remodel an older home to add extra space that matches the style of the original building but takes into consideration the requirements of modern living. 25,000 first printing.

At Home in New England

At Home in New England Author Richard Wills
ISBN-10 9781442224261
Release 2013-12-06
Pages 192
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The now venerable firm of Royal Barry Wills was founded in a one-room office on Boston's Beacon Street in 1925. Initially fueled by word of mouth and occasional newspaper exposure, the firm gained admiration for Wills’s fresh take on various New England styles, including Georgian, Tudor, French Provincial, and Colonial American. Driven by the country's desire for both aesthetic appeal and practicality, the firm's popularity increased dramatically with its focus on the creation of modern homes inspired by the one-and-a-half-story Cape Cod houses, which perfectly balanced the classic and the new. Now run by his son, Richard Wills, the firm has been designing elegant private homes in the classically inspired Colonial New England tradition for more than eighty-five years. As time has passed, their Cape Cod-style homes have proven remarkably adaptable to the demands of contemporary life, while staying true to Wills's original flair for intermingling past and present. This book features examples of the firm's work from its founding to the present, with an emphasis on more recent houses that have been built throughout New England.

The Colonial Revival House

The Colonial Revival House Author Richard Guy Wilson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114292472
Release 2004-12-01
Pages 240
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Celebrates early American house forms from the late nineteenth century, documenting each style's application in commercial and government structures as well as suburban homes, in a tour of forty sample houses that covers historical and regional information, as well as the contributions of top style architects. 17,500 first printing.

Litchfield Style

Litchfield Style Author Annie Kelly
ISBN-10 0847835774
Release 2011
Pages 174
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Features the decorative interiors and gardens of homes in Litchfield County, Connectinut, which include farmhouses and Federal style buildings.

American Houses

American Houses Author Mary Miers
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114441707
Release 2006
Pages 254
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An architectural monograph of twenty-four of the nation's most refined and elegant new classical residences from the last decade includes examples that demonstrate Colonial, Mediterranean, and other styles and surveys a number of East-Coast projects and renovations.

Colonial Style

Colonial Style Author Treena Crochet
ISBN-10 9781561586226
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 186
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A guide to colonial decorating and architecture covers the three main styles--Colonial, Cape Cod, and Saltbox--discussing floor and wall treatments, paint colors, kitchens, and bathrooms.

Colonial Homes Classic American Decorating

Colonial Homes Classic American Decorating Author Rosemary G. Rennicke
ISBN-10 WISC:89070908173
Release 1999
Pages 192
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A guide to classic colonial style for the modern home covers fabric, furniture, and finishing touches and features photographs of examples of colonial decorating

New Classic Interiors

New Classic Interiors Author Alessandra Branca
ISBN-10 1584797878
Release 2009-11-01
Pages 272
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Branca learned early that even formal beauty was meant to be intermingled with everyday life, and that the well-lived life takes place not in stiff and somber surroundings, but in artful structures graced with a comfortable elegance and wit.

Steven Gambrel

Steven Gambrel Author Steven Gambrel
ISBN-10 1419700685
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 240
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The first book from renowned New York–based designer Steven Gambrel showcases his bold and innovative designs. Featuring 10 individual residences photographed by Eric Piasecki, Steven Gambrel illustrates the designer’s fresh approach to color and composition in creating spaces that reflect, support, and enhance the lifestyles of today while at the same time embracing the history of each individual home. From Manhattan townhouses and apartments to beachside retreats in the Hamptons, Gambrel has a passion for timeless and unique interiors that allow him to design a backdrop for individual and changing lives. The photographs and accompanying text, written by Gambrel himself, reveal the inside stories behind stunning interiors that feature his signature mix of the modern and the traditional, and give the reader a window into his unique inspirations and design point of view.


Villa Author John Saladino
ISBN-10 0711229686
Release 2009-03-24
Pages 256
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John Saladino's powerful new book is nothing less than a master class in interior and garden design. Villa focuses on the stone ruin in Southern California that Saladino painstakingly refashioned into his dream house, and it shows how his principles and passions guided him through the five-year process of reconstruction, restoration, and decoration. With the aid of plans and drawings, as well as numerous photographs of the house — how it looked in the 1920s, shots of when he bought it, and snaps taken during reconstruction — Saladino traces the architectural work involved. Then, in a superbly illustrated tour of the house and grounds, he proves that he practices what he’s preached for more than 30 years. Juxtaposing light and dark, old and new, classical and modern, monumental and miniscule, hard and soft, Saladino creates the serenely timeless interiors and gardens that are his hallmark.

Classic America

Classic America Author Wendell D. Garrett
ISBN-10 0789300249
Release 1995
Pages 201
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Principal photography by Paul Rocheleau. "...lush color photographs accompanied by helpful commentary on this rich era."--Library Journal.

Art of the House

Art of the House Author Bobby McAlpine
ISBN-10 0847842533
Release 2014
Pages 206
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The famous design team discusses the principles that guide their extraordinary work and share ideas for creating atmospheric environments.