The Great American House

The Great American House

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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 architecture‰ÛÓits detailed moldings and harmonious proportions‰ÛÓand updates it, retaining its character and detail while simultaneously reworking it to be more in tune with the way we live now‰ÛÓcomfortable, 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 Schafer‰۪s 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.

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Width: 10"
Height: 12"

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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 architecture‰ÛÓits detailed moldings and harmonious proportions‰ÛÓand updates it, retaining its character and detail while simultaneously reworking it to be more in tune with the way we live now‰ÛÓcomfortable, 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 Schafer‰۪s 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.

    Questions?
    Email us at customerservice@theperfectroom.com

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    Width: 10"
    Height: 12"
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    Upon submitting your order, you will receive a confirmation via email within 48 business hours. At that time, our concierge service will give you an estimated arrival date and details pertaining to your order. All items will arrive to your door on the same day within 8-10 weeks time. Timelines may be less depending on the product or decor package selected. Standard Shipping charges will apply on all orders. White Glove Delivery available in certain locations throughout the U.S. through The Perfect Room's preferred carrier. Contact our concierge department for one-on-one support at customerservice@theperfectroom.com

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The Great American House

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