Second Home



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A beautifully illustrated photography book showcasing second homes that answer today's aesthetic, functional, and ecological demands while highlighting the uniqueness of its location.

On a remote island, among sand dunes, adjacent to a lake, and on a rocky beach—these are just some of the stunning sites of the architect-designed contemporary houses featured in this celebration of getaways that connect strongly with nature. Renowned architecture and design commentator Stephen Crafti takes us on a private tour of residential getaways across the US and Canada, Australia, Italy, and New Zealand. Some second homes, such as a luxury yacht designed by architect Stephen Jolson, spare no amenity, mirroring the type of kitchen one would find in a house firmly anchored to the ground, rather than moored at a jetty. Others, such as a home by Bongiana Architetture on the outskirts of Padua in northern Italy, have a raw, almost industrial aesthetic. Sumptuous photography is juxtaposed with architectural drawings and floor plans, making this book an inspirational resource for architects and designers, as well as anyone seeking to build their own second home.

Stephen Crafti started writing on architecture and design in the early 1990s after purchasing a modernist 1950s home in the Melbourne suburb of North Balwyn. Now with over 40 books produced, he continues to write for leading newspapers and magazines in Australia and overseas.

• This visually spectacular book showcases homes designed exclusively for sanctuary and rejuvenation
• For architects, interior designers, design enthusiasts, and everyone with an appreciation for private getaways that restore the spirit
• Includes architectural drawings and plans, making this book an inspiring source for the reference shelf

300 colour and b/w images

ISBN: 9780764365966
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 01/07/2023
RRP: $110.00
Pages: 304
Dimension: 279mm X 229mm
Imprint: Schiffer Publishing