A House In The Country

A House In The Country

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Nestled amid the lush, gently rolling hills of cattle and horse farms in Millbrook, New York, is a handsome Greek Revival house that looks like it s always been there. In fact, it is brand new the collaborative effort of architect Peter Pennoyer and his wife, interior designer Katie Ridder. This irresistible book, exquisitely illustrated with photographs, finely rendered plans, and hand-painted illustrations, tells the home s story. The design followed Pennoyer s conviction that historical examples are a springboard for the imagination and offer compelling solutions for new architecture. So, though many characteristics of the house are classical, and, more specifically, Greek Revival, it is also thoroughly contemporary and environmentally friendly, with an exuberantly colorful interior and spectacular gardens."

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Genre : Architecture
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Release : 2016-09-13
File : 224 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0865653291


A House In The Country

A House In The Country

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The great interest of Jocelyn Playfair's book for modern readers is its complete authenticity. Set sixty years ago at the time of the fall of Tobruk in 1942, one of the low points of the war, and written only a year later when we still had no idea which way the war was going.

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Genre : Country homes
Author by : Jocelyn Playfair
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Release : 2002
File : 261 Pages
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105112847327


A House In The Country

A House In The Country

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"[I]f only we could make the manor subscribe a little bit towards her own upkeep," we fretted. But she was an aristocratic lady on our hands. All ideas for making her work for a living were wrecked on the fact that she was born to be served and not to serve. Six friends have spent the dark, deprived years of World War II fantasising-in air raid shelters and food queues-about an idyllic life in a massive country house. With the coming of peace, they sieze on a seductive newspaper ad and take possession of a neglected 33-room manor in Kent, with acres of lavish gardens and an elderly gardener yearning to revive the estate's glory days. But the realities of managing this behemoth soon dawn, including a knife-wielding maid, unruly pigs, and a paying guest who tells harrowing stories of her time in the French Resistance, not to mention the friends' conscientious efforts to offer staff a fair 40-hour work week and paid overtime. And then there's the ghost of an overworked scullery maid . . . Based on the actual experiences of Ruth Adam, her husband, and their friends, A House in the Country is a witty and touching novel about the perils of dreams come true. But it's also a constantly entertaining tale packed with fascinating details of post-war life-and about the realities of life in the kind of house most of us only experience via Downton Abbey.

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Author by : RUTH. ADAM
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Release : 2020-08-03
File : 206 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1913527239


Life In The English Country House

Life In The English Country House

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Based on the author's Slade lectures given at Oxford University in 1975-76.

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Genre : History
Author by : Mark Girouard
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 1978-01-01
File : 344 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0300058705


A Very Big House In The Country

A Very Big House In The Country

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Holidays are about surviving the gaps between one meal and another.' For one long hot summer in Devon, three families are sharing one very big house in the country. The Herreras: made up of two tired parents, three grumbling children and one promiscuous dog; the Littles: he's loaded (despite two divorces and five kids), she's gorgeous, but maybe the equation for a truly happy marriage is a bit more complicated than that; and the Browns, who seem oddly jumpy around people, but especially each other. By the pool, new friendships blossom; at the Aga door, resentments begin to simmer. Secret crushes are formed and secret cigarettes cadged by the teens, as the adults loosen their inhibitions with litres of white wine and start to get perhaps a little too honest . . . Mother hen to all, Evie Herreras has a life-changing announcement to make, one that could rock the foundations of her family. But will someone else beat her to it?

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Claire Sandy
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2015-07-30
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781447276241


The House In The Country

The House In The Country

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Genre : Dwellings
Author by : Nan Fairbrother
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Release : 1965
File : 236 Pages
ISBN-13 : LCCN:65011120


The Story Of The Country House

The Story Of The Country House

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The fascinating story of the evolution of the country house in Britain, from its Roman precursors to the present The Story of the Country House is an authoritative and vivid account of the British country house, exploring how they have evolved with the changing political and economic landscape. Clive Aslet reveals the captivating stories behind individual houses, their architects, and occupants, and paints a vivid picture of the wider context in which the country house in Britain flourished and subsequently fell into decline before enjoying a renaissance in the twenty-first century. The genesis, style, and purpose of architectural masterpieces such as Hardwick Hall, Hatfield House, and Chatsworth are explored, alongside the numerous country houses lost to war and economic decline. We also meet a cavalcade of characters, owners with all their dynastic obsessions and diverse sources of wealth, and architects such as Inigo Jones, Sir John Vanbrugh, Robert Adam, Sir John Soane and A.W.N. Pugin, who dazzled or in some cases outraged their contemporaries. The Story of the Country House takes a fresh look at this enduringly popular building type, exploring why it continues to hold such fascination for us today.

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Genre : Architecture
Author by : Clive Aslet
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2021-09-14
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780300263138


Nora Murphy S Country House Style

Nora Murphy S Country House Style

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Nora Murphy has turned her passion for country house style and its embodiment--her own home in Newtown, Connecticut--into a multimedia juggernaut. Her blog, website, e-magazine, strong presence on social media, and increasing visibility in print media and on TV have earned her a devoted following all over the country. Now she has distilled the essence of her knowledge about country house style and how to achieve it in this irresistible volume. The first part of the book lays out the universal elements of the style; the second reveals how she has incorporated these elements into her own home; and the third shows how the elements of this comfortable, comforting, easy aesthetic and approach to life can be applied in different ways and in different locations to striking, individual effect. Five homes, each of which expresses a unique take on the style, are featured. Part primer, part wish book, Nora Murphy's Country House Style is all inspiration.

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Genre : Architecture
Author by : Nora Murphy
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Release : 2018-09-25
File : 208 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0865653542


Your House Your Home

Your House Your Home

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Explains how to incorporate three crucial details of design--comfort, economy, and color--into one's personal decorating approach, helping readers transform their home with a series of real-life examples, inspirational details, and innovative suggestionsfor easy, thrifty, and stylish decorating.

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Genre : House & Home
Author by : Randy Florke
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release : 2006-08
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1588166082


The American Country House

The American Country House

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This magnificent book describes the great country houses built with American industrial fortunes from the end of the Civil War until 1940. The American Country House draws on the rich and often amusing writings of contemporaries to evoke the lives the buildings served as well as architectural shapes they took. 275 illustrations.

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Genre : History
Author by : Clive Aslet
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2004-01-01
File : 302 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0300105053