Robert A.M. Stern: Houses

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In over thirty years of practice, Robert A. M. Stern has developed a distinctive architecture committed to the synthesis of tradition and innovation and, above all, to the creation and enhancement of a meaningful sense of place. Inspired by the great legacy of American architecture, the firm of Robert A. M. Stern Architects has produced a variety of building types in a range of stylistic vocabularies. The design of houses, for which the firm initially gained notice, remains a cornerstone of the practice. ...

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Overview

In over thirty years of practice, Robert A. M. Stern has developed a distinctive architecture committed to the synthesis of tradition and innovation and, above all, to the creation and enhancement of a meaningful sense of place. Inspired by the great legacy of American architecture, the firm of Robert A. M. Stern Architects has produced a variety of building types in a range of stylistic vocabularies. The design of houses, for which the firm initially gained notice, remains a cornerstone of the practice. Beautifully illustrated in color, this major monograph — a companion volume to the best-selling Robert A. M. Stern: Buildings — thoroughly documents more than forty-five houses built over the course of thirty years.

These distinguished houses are located in diverse settings across the United States, from San Francisco's Russian Hill to the Rocky Mountains to the Long Island and New England coasts. In every case, Stern has emphasized the importance of context by exploring the nature of place through houses that embody the region's vernacular architectural heritage, as well as gracefully reflect each site's unique natural setting. Whether considering classical New York town houses, Shingle Style "cottages" by the sea, or Scandinavian log houses as reinterpreted on the American frontier, Stern has fostered a strong sense of architectural continuity and connection to the past by participating in the dialogue across time that he believes lies at the heart of architecture.

Robert A.M. Stern looks at more than 45 houses built over the course of 30 years.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781885254689
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 10.44 (w) x 12.36 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert A. M. Stern, the principal partner of the architectural practice he founded in 1969, is also dean of the Yale School of Architecture. In addition to monographs on the firm's work, Stern has written a series of books on New York's architecture and urbanism, including New York 1880, New York 1900, New York 1930, and New York 1960.

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Table of Contents

The Importance of Houses 14
Westchester County Residence 20
Greenwich Poolhouse 38
New York City Townhouse 44
Llewellyn Park Residence 52
Points of View 70
Residence at Chilmark 88
Residence at Farm Neck 104
Treadway House 124
Residence at Hardscrabble 136
Lawson House 150
Residence on Russian Hill 164
East Hampton Residence 184
Marblebead Residence 200
Sunstone 212
Red Oaks 230
Mill Neck Residence 250
Hewlett Harbor Residence 266
Residence in Starwood 280
Deal Residence 316
Villa in New Jersey 330
Residence at River Oaks 372
Elberon Residence 396
Architect's Cottage 416
Residence at Skimhampton 440
Residence at Calf Creek 450
Residence at Wilderness Point 468
Residence at Pottersville 490
Residence in the Midwestern United States 506
Spruce Lodge 526
Skyview 556
The Gables 574
Residence at Apaquogue 584
Project Credits 606
Illustration Credits 608
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