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30 January 2009

Pleasure of the Day: the Gil Schafer house




Would you believe that this paragon of Greek Revival architecture was built in 1999?

Architect Gil Schafer built this country house from stem to stern for himself in New York's Dutchess County after finding all the period examples were out of his price range. And yes, you may recognize some of the rooms, decorated by none other than the sizzling Miles Redd.

Click here for the full tour at The New York Times.

All photos by Phil Mansfield for The New York Times.

8 comments:

Toby Worthington said...

His work is absolutely first rate.
One of the PBS programs devoted a segment to the house a few years back and I was struck by the intelligence and modesty of its owner. His New York house is equally impressive~why not feature it some time? Gil Schafer is something of a rarity, being aware of the value of good interior decoration and how it can enhance his work as an architect. (Most architects are anti-decoration, and it shows,.)

Emily Evans Eerdmans said...

Excellent idea, Mr. Worthington - I believe I do have pictures of the NYC abode.... gosh, I would have loved to have seen that PBS program. Speaking of which - have you caught the NYC This Old House?

pve design said...

Oh what a stunning country house and so full of regal, yet humble qualities.
His work looks impeccable.

Jill said...

I love your new header! Very "Lady at her Ease"...

Emily Evans Eerdmans said...

Thanks, Jill! PVE is so talented, isn't she?! EEE

Ferret And Hound said...

Toby, do you recall what PBS program it was?
Thank you!

Emily Evans Eerdmans said...

Claudia, Mr. Worthington told me that you can see it on Gil Schafer's website http://www.gpschafer.com/ under Press then Videos. It is an episode of This Old House....

Juliet said...

My husband, architect Brent Kovalchik, assisted Gil and the builder, Robert Bump, on the contruction of his home. I have been lucky enough to be invited there each year. It is a lovely building, set perfectly on beautiful grounds.