One Man’s Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood

One Man's Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood Author Julia Reed
ISBN-10 0847842525
ISBN-13 9780847842520
Year 2014-04-22
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Rizzoli
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When it comes to interiors style antiques and Southern vernacular architecture Furlow Gatewood is a one of a kind classic this book presents his magical private enclave for the first time Antiques expert Furlow Gatewood s highly personal property in bucolic Americus Georgia where he has meticulously restored his family s carriage house and added intimate dwellings and outbuildings several rescued from demolition has evolved over decades to become a sublime expression of stylish living The structures exemplify various architectural traditions from mid nineteenth century Gothic to Palladian He has collaborated with local craftsmen to create these follies and takes delight in designing the picturesque grounds and plantings and in devising comfortable areas for his beloved dogs and peacocks A gifted designer and longtime associate of antiques dealer John Rosselli Gatewood has a talent for discovering singular pieces with a poetic patina composing custom paint finishes and subtle palettes and knowing how to incorporate distinctive architectural elements To accompany the book s atmospheric images close friend Bunny Williams writes about the lessons she has learned from this master of discernment Gatewood s seductive and hospitable Arcadian oasis with its exquisite and timeless design will have an enduring impact on the design community

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