The saying “they don’t make them like they used to…” sadly rings true in today’s new home construction market… That is, of course, unless you are Gil Schafer, one of the most sought after, highly regarded architects of our time. Gil is a classical architect who builds homes “the way they used to” yet perfectly adapted for modern living. His second book, A Place to Call Home – Tradition, Style, and Memory in the New American House, follows up his bestselling The Great American House, and it not to be missed. It includes 250 full color photographs of seven beautifully realized houses in a range of styles located around the country along with other never-before-seen projects, including exterior, interior, and landscape details. A Place to Call Home pulls the curtain back on Gil’s distinctive approach, sharing his process (complete with accessible ideas readers can work into their own projects).
A Place to Call Home invites readers into Gil Schafer’s world of comfortable classicism… a personalized blend between past and present. Gil believes 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. I couldn’t agree more!
Gils books, A Place to Call Home and The Great American House are available via Amazon. Click here to see a gorgeous Dutch Colonial from his portfolio, as featured in the September issue of Traditional Home, and here to see a home he worked on with designer Miles Redd.