Mark Finlay White House with double front porches

Some people have a way with words. 

Mark Finlay beach house

Some people have a way with wood. 

Mark Finlay White House with black shutters

In his book Country Houses, Mark Finlay proves he has a way with both. 

Mark Finlay entrance with bamboo umbrella stand and seagrass runner

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. 

 entrance with wood beams

There are gardens, sure. Horses, of course. 

entrance with chandelier

But that’s just the beginning. Because the quintessential dream country house is as spectacular inside as it is outside. 

blue and white living room Mark Finlay

A pinch of old world charm, a dash of clean modernity and a hint of something rustic combine to make the penultimate country house. 

Mark P. Finlay living room

Finlay takes his country homes to the next level with enviable architectural details at every turn. 

Mark P. Finlay living room

Bright light and warm sunshine beckon you outside, 

Mark P. Finlay

While a mudroom with space for it all greets you with organization and simplicity on the way back in. 

Mark P. Finlay

What’s better than the house? Quite possibly the stable, of course. 

Mark P. Finlay book

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 Finlay

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