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A Place to Call Home
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For award-winning architect Gil Schafer, the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate the small moments of life - houses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and anchored in a distinct sense of place. Essentially, Schafer believes a house is truly successful when the people who live there consider it home. It's this belief - and Schafer's rare ability to translate his clients' deeply personal visions of how they want to live into a physical home that reflects those dreams - that has established him as one of the most sought-after, highly-regarded architects of our time. In his new book, A Place to Call Home Schafer follows up his bestselling The Great American House, by pulling the curtain back on his distinctive approach, sharing his process (complete with unexpected, accessible ideas readers can work into their own projects) and taking readers on a detailed tour of seven beautifully realized houses in a range of styles located around the country - each in a unique place, and each with a character all its own. 250 lush, full color photographs of these seven houses and other never-before-seen projects, including exterior, interior, and landscape details, invite readers into Schafer's world of comfortable classicism. Ultimately, the houses featured in A Place to Call Home are more than just beautiful buildings in beautiful places. In each of them, Schafer has created a dialogue between past and present, a personalised world that people can inhabit gracefully, in sync with their own notions of home. Because, as Schafer writes in the book, he designs houses "not for an architect's ego, but [for] the beauty of life, the joys of family, and, not least, a heartfelt celebration of place."
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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.

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"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

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