Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House
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" hou...
"But the completed house - which will be included in Mr. Schafer's book "A Place to Call Home: Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House," published in September by Rizzoli - is no starkly minimalist abode" -The New York Times "Award-winning architect and author Gil Schafer celebrated the art of living with a lecture inspired by his book, Creating Places to Call Home: How Tradition, Style, and Memory Can Inspire Ways of Living" -ArchitecturalDigest.com "A Place to Call Home (Rizzoli, $55) explores the way Schafer's architectural styles, materials, scale and even the misplaced flight of fancy interface with siting to establish the air of history and a sense of place. " -Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles "In A Place to Call Home, his follow up to The Great American House, Gil explores the elements that make living spaces personal spaces" -Schumacher "On My Bookshelf: Fall Must-Haves" -La Dolce Vita Blog "I've professed my love of pre-ordering books before. You order them, forget about them, and when they arrive it feels like Christmas morning." -The Neo-Trad "Award-winning architect and author of the new book A Place to Call Home, Gil Schafer believes the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate living - houses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and a distinct sense of place. It's this dialogue between past and present that enables him to interpret traditional principles for a multiplicity of architectural styles within contemporary ways of living." -Northshore Magazine "Gil is a classical architect who builds homes "the way they used to" yet perfectly adapted for modern living." -The Glam Pad "Celebrated American architect Gil Schafer is known for creating personal and timeless homes that celebrate the lives of their owners. They are spaces intended for making and keeping memories." -River Oaks Houston
Award-winning architect Gil Schafer III is a leading practitioner of contemporary classical architecture. A member of the AD100, a winner of Veranda s Art of Design Award, and the author of The Great American House, his work has been featured in such publications as Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Veranda, and the Wall Street Journal. Eric Piasecki s photography is featured regularly in books and magazines including Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, and House Beautiful.