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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.

The Great American House Tradition for the Way We Live Now

The Great American House   Tradition for the Way We Live Now Author Gil Schafer
ISBN-10 OCLC:1020545216
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The Great American House Tradition for the Way We Live Now has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Great American House Tradition for the Way We Live Now also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Great American House Tradition for the Way We Live Now book for free.

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."

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 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.

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.

American Beauty

American Beauty Author Thom Filicia
ISBN-10 9780307884909
Release 2012
Pages 223
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The professional designer and former star of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" describes his purchase and renovation of a fixer-upper on Skaneateles Lake, where he had fond memories of vacationing as a child.

                                                                                                Author Френсис Фицджеральд
ISBN-10 9785457911741
Release 2017-09-05
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Фрэнсис Скотт Фицджеральд (1896–1940) – американский писатель и сценарист, классик американской литературы.Предлагаемый читателям психологический роман «Великий Гэтсби» (1925) нравственно развенчивает безоглядное восприятие «американской мечты» – идеи социального преуспеяния личности.Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен постраничным комментарием и словарем.

Great Houses of New England

Great Houses of New England Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079204122
Release 2008-04-29
Pages 272
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A lavishly photographed tour of New England mansions from the past four centuries combines detailed images of lavish interiors and exteriors, complemented by comprehensive discussions of regional building styles. 10,000 first printing.

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

Coming Home

Coming Home Author James Lowell Strickland
ISBN-10 0847838269
Release 2012
Pages 224
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A photo book of home interiors and exteriors features country houses, mountain retreats, and coastal cottages located in and around the American South.

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.

The Not So Big House

The Not So Big House Author Sarah Susanka
ISBN-10 9781561583768
Release 1998
Pages 199
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Provides a review of social trends and their effect on architecture and design.

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

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.

Bunny Williams Point of View

Bunny Williams  Point of View Author Bunny Williams
ISBN-10 1584796243
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 272
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Part memoir and part how-to manual, this book showcases many of the chic but always cozily comfortable residences Williams has designed.

A Place to Call Home

A Place to Call Home Author James Farmer
ISBN-10 9781423645443
Release 2017-08-29
Pages 208
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Modern design for a new age of Southern living. Combining the rich traditions of the past with the sensibilities of contemporary life, interior and garden designer James Farmer of Perry, Georgia, is unapologetically Southern. Tour eleven diverse homes in the deep South—makeovers, remodels, and new construction—as James Farmer brings together a cultivated mix of high and low, storied and new, collected and found; presenting them all as a thoughtfully exhibited array of taste, style, good architecture, and interior comfort. Woven alongside beautiful photography are personal stories James shares about living in the South, the people in his life, and how he fell in love with a career of making houses into homes. A beautiful book to inspire Southern style at home—infusing the new with antique, vintage, and heirloom pieces. James Farmer is of the author of A Time to Plant, A Time to Cook, A Time to Celebrate, Porch Living, and Dinner on the Grounds. His company, James Farmer Inc, is a full-service design company, including interiors and landscape. He lives in Perry, GA. Emily Followill’s photography has been featured in her own book, Southern Rustic Cabin, as well as several previous James Farmer books and magazines including Veranda and Garden & Gun. She lives in Atlanta.