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 III
ISBN-10 0847838722
ISBN-13 9780847838721
Year 2012-09-18
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Rizzoli
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Acclaimed architect Gil Schafer illustrates how he blends classical architecture interior decoration and landscape to create homes with a feeling of history As a traditional architect Gil Schafer specializes in building new old houses as well as renovating historic homes His work takes the best of American historic and classical architectureits detailed moldings and harmonious proportionsand updates it retaining its character and detail while simultaneously reworking it to be more in tune with the way we live nowcomfortable practical family oriented In his first book Schafer covers the three essential cornerstones of creating a great traditional house architecture landscape and decoration He discusses the important interplay between the interior architecture and the fabrics furniture and wall treatments In depth profiles build on these essays including Schafers own new old house in the Hudson Valley the renovation of a historic home in Nashville designed by Charles Platt in 1915 and the restoration of a magnificent 1843 Greek Revival mansion in Charleston Filled with hundreds of interior and detail shots The Great American House is an invaluable resource for anyone who loves old houses and traditional design