Featuring exceptional photographs from Country Life, the renowned magazine of English country living, The Cotswold House profiles over fifty of the region’s signature stone houses. The region is the second most popular destination in Britain for Americans, and these stone houses have inspired American residential architecture and landscaping for generations, making this book a must-have for anyone interested in architecture and interiors. The book spans centuries of stone masterpieces. The first section focuses on the earliest medieval houses, such as Sudeley, and manor houses, such as Owlpen and Snowshill, as well as important Jacobean homes. The second section looks at the classic country houses, like Badminton and Dyrham Park, while the third documents stone houses up to the present, including Arts and Crafts masterpieces like Ernest Barnsley’s Rodmarton Manor and William Morris’s Kelmscott. Also included are notable recent additions such as Rosemary Verey’s Barnsley House and the "New Classicism" houses of Quinlan Terry.
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Nicholas Mander is a Cotswolds native and has long been involved with historic preservation of the region.Review:
"This book on traditional stone houses of the English countryside may remind some of you why you became a builder or architect in the first place. The castles, manor houses, and other dwellings featured are a study in graceful proportioning and the use of sturdy materials. They look like they could easily last 1,000 years--and some of them have." ~CustomHomeOnline.com
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