In The BNOTP Library: The Great American House

Later today I’ll be taking you on a tour of a beautiful “new” old house at Between Naps On The Porch. As I was working on that post last night, I kept thinking the house looked so familiar. Then I realized why; it’s a home that’s been featured in one of my favorite books!

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In the BNOTP Library: The Great American House: Tradition for the Way We Live Now
Author: Gil Schafer III
Hardcover: 256 pages

The Great American House by Gil Schafer III


3 Things I Like About This Book:

    • I can’t believe I haven’t already shared this book. The homes featured in The Great American House are really beautiful! I almost didn’t purchase this book back in November 2012 when I first came across it because the cover picture, though lovely, is kind of bland. I decided to take a chance based on the reviews and I’m so glad I did. The homes featured inside are all wonderful and the interior design/decoration inside the homes featured is warm and inviting.
    • Remember when I featured the book Coming Home by James Strickland? This book, The Great American House reminds me so much of that one because both authors (Mr. Strickland and Mr. Schafer) share a love for building “new” old homes. They both care deeply about preserving and carrying the architecture, beauty and quality found in older homes into the future. I love that!
    • Photography is stunning…you feel like you’re there in the room!

Foreword for this book is by another one of my favorite authors and designers, Bunny Williams.

You can read more about this book, The Great American House: Tradition for the Way We Live Now at Amazon where I normally buy my books, via the picture link below.


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In the BNOTP Library

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  1. Hi, I missed this book…My favorite all time cozy up with a cup of tea book is An Affair with a House. I will enjoy this one, thank you for the post. Happy Holidays. Mary

    • Oh Mary, I absolutely love An Affair With A House! It is def one of my all time favorites. I’ve about worn out the pages looking through it! lol

  2. These book reviews are great Susan. I can get lost in one just in the brief peek available on Amazon.

  3. I have this book and love it!!!

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