Some people have a way with words.
Some people have a way with wood.
In his new book Country Houses, Mark P. Finlay proves he has a way with both.
The country house is a bit of a dream for most of us. A quiet spot, away from it all, where we can relax, rest, recharge and come back home feeling revived and renewed.
There are gardens, sure. Horses, of course.
But that’s just the beginning. Because the quintessential dream country house is as spectacular inside as it is outside.
A pinch of old world charm, a dash of clean modernity and a hint of something rustic combine to make the penultimate country house.
Finlay takes his country homes to the next level with enviable architectural details at every turn.
Bright light and warm sunshine beckon you outside,
While a mudroom with space for it all greets you with organization and simplicity on the way back in.
What’s better than the house? Quite possibly the stable, of course.
This was just a fabulous sneak peek but, for more enviable country houses (without any of the maintenance!), escape with Country Houses: The Architecture of Mark P. Finlay.
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Upcoming Events on The Secret to Southern Charm Tour:
September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Library, Who Am I?, September 13, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm with:
- Diane Chamberlain, author of The Dream Daughter
- Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of The Secret to Southern Charm
- Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Beesand The Invention of Wings
- Lloyd Kramer, Director of Carolina Public Humanities, will moderate
September 21: Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC, Q&A and Signing. Presented by Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 828-743-0215, 3:00pm, free and open to the public
September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests
September 26: New Bern, NCPrivate Book Club Event, 6 pm
October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am
October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC
October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event
November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm