Contemporary Classical: The Architecture of Andrew Skurman

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Architect Andrew Skurman is an unabashed classicist. His award-winning San Francisco-based firm, Andrew Skurman Architects, specializes in designing superbly crafted custom residences inspired by the building traditions of French châteaux, Mediterranean villas, and Georgian country houses. Skurman draws on an extensive architectural library of European and American design with the precision of an eminent art historian, skillfully adapting timeless design elements to suit today's lifestyles. Collaborating with well-respected contractors, interior and landscape designers, lighting and audiovisual experts, and other consultants, Skurman blends modern comfort and conveniences into traditional settings. Featuring gorgeous photography and exquisite watercolor studies, Contemporary Classical showcases an exceptional range of residential work, including the new Pelican Hill Resort on the Newport Coast of California.

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Since founding his own firm in 1992 in San Francisco, Andrew Skurman, principal and owner of Andrew Skurman Architects, has run a practice that focuses on high-end, well-crafted custom houses. His expertise lies in Classical architecture and the interpretation of its forms in French, Georgian, and Mediterranean styles.

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"One of the guilty pleasures in reading coffee-table books about stunning residences is trying to determine which homes are pictured. Locals will have fun guessing from among the 20 anonymously featured in a new book by one of San Francisco's most respected architects. Contemporary Classical: The Architecture of Andrew Skurman (Princeton Architectural Press, 2012) features 255 pages of colorful photos of residences inspired by Skurman's love of French chateaux and classical Greek and Roman forms.... 'I'm happiest when I'm designing a house,' Skurman said. 'Work is a joy.' Thumbing through his book is a similar pleasure." -- San Francisco Chronicle

"The past is not forgotten for San Francisco-based architect Andrew Skurman. In fact, it is a constant source of inspiration for his eponymous firm's elegant projects throughout the Golden State. A handsome new book, Contemporary Classical: The Architecture of Andrew Skurman, pairs 20 of the architect's residential and resort designs with floorplans, watercolor studies, architectural diagrams, and photos of his many historical reference points." -- ArchitecturalDigest.com

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