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The Rebirth of an English Country House : St. Giles House, Hardback Book

The Rebirth of an English Country House : St. Giles House Hardback

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The 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, 39-year-old Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, invites the reader into the house that his family has called home since the fifteenth century.

In recent years, his award-winning restoration has brought the house back to life, transforming exquisite spaces that honour the past while being suited to twenty-first-century living.

English country-house splendour, through the hands of some of the world s top artisans and craftspeople, returns to the house in the form of re-created wallpapers, customized paints, revived furniture from the Georgian and Victorian periods, reworked antique Brussels tapestries, restored plasterwork and textiles, and a complete overhaul of the landscape, with its sunken garden, woodlands, avenue of beeches, lake, and shell-encrusted grotto. With stories of noteworthy architecture, beautiful interiors, and centuries of a single family s involvement in British and world history, this book will appeal to devotees of country living, the aristocratic life, historic houses, and English interior design.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Palaces, chateaux, country houses
  • ISBN: 9780847863204

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