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A House in the CountryA House in the Country

By Peter Pennoyer & Katie Ridder

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. Of equal weight to the
house's interior and exterior design is the fabulous landscape. A
passionate, self-taught gardener, Ridder brought her design talent to
the creation of the home's garden, inspired by an English cottage
garden, with a lush, dense mix of more than 200 perennials, annuals,
rare plants, shrubs, and bulbs. The book features a gatefold pullout of
the garden plan, complete with a comprehensive key to flowers and
plantings. Publisher: Abrams

Code: 22974

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