A House in the Country

A House in the Country
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-09-13
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 0865653291

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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."

A House in the Country

A House in the Country
Author: Jocelyn Playfair
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2002
Genre: Country homes
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112847327

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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.

Life in the English Country House

Life in the English Country House
Author: Mark Girouard
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 1978-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 0300058705

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

A Very Big House in the Country

A Very Big House in the Country
Author: Claire Sandy
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-07-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781447276241

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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?

A House in the Country

A House in the Country
Author: RUTH. ADAM
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2020-08-03
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1913527239

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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.

The Story of the Country House

The Story of the Country House
Author: Clive Aslet
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-09-14
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 9780300263138

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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.

The House in the Country

The House in the Country
Author: Nan Fairbrother
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1965
Genre: Country life
ISBN: LCCN:65001120

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Your House Your Home

Your House  Your Home
Author: Randy Florke,Nancy J. Becker
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2006-08
Genre: House & Home
ISBN: 1588166082

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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.