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At Home in New England

Royal Barry Wills was the founder and namesake of one of America's most famous architecture firms. Now run by his son, Richard Wills, the Boston firm has been designing elegant private homes in the Colonial New England tradition for over 85 years. This fully illustrated, handsome book features examples of the firm's work from the beginning to the present, including many private homes never seen in print.
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Richard Wills joined his father's firm, Royal Barry Wills, in 1952. Wills became a full partner in 1962 when the firm became Royal Barry Wills Associates, and he served as the sole principal of the firm. In addition to designing the single family homes that are the signature of Royal Barry Wills Associates, Wills also restored and rehabilitated landmark properties and designed multifamily homes as well as commercial and institutional projects. He coauthored More Houses for Good Living and the current edition of Houses for Good Living. He passed away in 2014. Keith Orlesky has been practicing landscape architecture and urban design for more than thirty-five years, often at the intersection of traditional and contemporary design. He is a coauthor of Full Spectrum: The Architecture of Jeremy Sturgess. He lives in California, where he is the West Coast Practice Leader of Urban Planning for the San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.


'The Cape Cod cottage,' Wills writes, 'adapts to all the demands that a 21st-century lifestyle can throw at it.' That's why Wills and his associates have stuck to the tradition of building comfortable, attractive, and practical houses for America's families. Boston Globe At Home in New England not only celebrated the reowned work of Royal Barry Wills architects from 1925 to the present but also captures the essence of this much-loved and abiding architectural style. The...volume showcases quintessential examples of the company's best work, featuring New England homes that are as remarkable for their artistic and qualitative consistency as they are for the ease with they sit in their surroundings...[T]he homes in this delightful book bear testament to the evolutionary quality of New England architecture and one that will, no doubt, continue well into the future. Ocean Home

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