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The Great American House

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In "The Great American House", acclaimed architect Gil Schafer explores the intersection of classical architecture, interior decoration, and landscape to create homes that embody a sense of history.

Specializing in building new "old" houses and renovating historic homes, Schafer seamlessly blends traditional elements with modern living preferences.

The book covers the key aspects of crafting a remarkable traditional house: architecture, landscape, and decoration.

Schafer emphasizes the interconnectedness of interior architecture with furnishings, fabrics, and wall treatments. Through in-depth profiles, including Schafer's own residence, the book showcases the transformation of historic homes, revealing a harmonious blend of timeless design and contemporary living.

Richly illustrated with interior and detail shots, "The Great American House" serves as a valuable resource for enthusiasts of old houses and traditional design.


  • 1.06" H x 12.38" L x 10.39" W (4.44 lbs) 254 pages
  • Released September 18, 2012
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780847838721

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