Hunt Country Style

Hunt Country Style

by Kathryn Masson
     
 
Wood-paneled libraries, sumptuously appointed interiors, mudrooms, paddocks, and stables are all signature elements of an equestrian-based style that is aspired to across the country, from Lexington, Kentucky, to Potomac, Maryland, and Greenwich, Connecticut. The beginnings and epitome of this style of interiors and architecture are to be found in Middleburg, Virginia

Overview

Wood-paneled libraries, sumptuously appointed interiors, mudrooms, paddocks, and stables are all signature elements of an equestrian-based style that is aspired to across the country, from Lexington, Kentucky, to Potomac, Maryland, and Greenwich, Connecticut. The beginnings and epitome of this style of interiors and architecture are to be found in Middleburg, Virginia, where for centuries a lifestyle and architecture have been honed to produce some of the most beautiful homes anywhere. This luxurious volume ranges from c. 1730 Oakland Green Farm in Loudon County—a quintessential Virginia homestead originally constructed of hand-hewn wood that has evolved to incorporate fieldstone, limestone, and locally fired brick—and historic Castle Hill in Keswick—a stately Federal mansion of brick set on more than 1,000 acres of farmland and forests—to the 1941 Henchman’s Lea, an outstanding example of American Revival architecture in Fauquier County and a working farm created to allow for the enjoyment of beauty inherent in rural Virginia living. Through all-new, color photography, Hunt Country Style showcases twenty-five houses that wonderfully epitomize this tradition and evoke its most inviting and beloved features.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Author Kathryn Masson and photographer Paul Rocheleau share a behind-the-scenes glimpse ito the lifestyles of horse enthusiasts, interior designers, and world-travelers who live in some of the most historic and beautiful areas of the country." ~Albemarle

"This beautiful book shows how designers and homeowners have adapted the English country aesthetic to life in the American landscape." ~Home & Design

"Through all-new, color photography, Hunt Country Style showcases twenty-five houses that wonderfully epitomize this tradition and evoke its most inviting and beloved features." ~Living Spaces

"...the buildings, including the historical architectural styles and the countryside are the real stars. This is a beautiful book." ~Newsday

“Home décor aficionados will find themselves in ecstasy as they take in the posh interiors and exteriors, with antiques, art, classic appointments, and accoutrements.” ~In & Around Horse Country

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847829491
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
04/08/2008
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
10.23(w) x 11.24(h) x 1.15(d)

Meet the Author

Kathryn Masson, a long-time resident of Virginia’s Hunt Country, is the author of Historic Houses of Virginia, Santa Barbara Style, Napa Valley Style, and Sonoma Valley Style. Paul Rocheleau is co-photographer of Frank Lloyd Wright: The Masterworks and American Masterworks: The Twentieth Century House.

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