A Place to Call Home: Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House

A Place to Call Home: Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House Author Gil Schafer III
ISBN-10 0847860213
ISBN-13 9780847860210
Year 2017-09-26
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Rizzoli
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From the author of The Great American House a stunning new book on the power of place In his best selling first book Gil Schafer explored the qualities that make a house a homearchitecture landscape and decoration In his eagerly awaited second book Schafer shows how traditional and classical principles can blend with a sense of place to create beautifully realized homes in a range of styles all with the satisfying tensions of fancy and simple past and present In part one Schafer shares his essential tool kit for building a house that succeeds in both craft and emotion from how to read the landscape to incorporating memory to learning how to balance both fancy and simple elements In part two he presents seven homes in depth including an apartment with a view of Central Park a hillside cottage in Northern California an updated Connecticut Colonial on a large farm an Adirondacks camp on Lake Placid and a stunning A frame on the coast of Maine While each is unique all the homes are beautifully livable at ease on the land they occupy in style scale and materials models that readers will want to emulate in their own homes

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