Drawing from a wellspring of Classical traditions, Anne Fairfax and Richard Sammons are two of the most eminent architects practicing today. Since establishing their office in New York's historic Greenwich Village over a decade ago, they have developed a body of work that focuses on architectural beauty and reflects a variety of time-honored influences. Whether their designs are inspired by Palladian, Tuscan, Mediterranean, Georgian, Adam style, Neoclassical, British or Dutch Colonial, Colonial Revival, or even East Coast Shingle styles, Fairfax & Sammons appropriately and sensitively adapts these tastes to today's modern lifestyles.
"American Houses: The Architecture of Fairfax & Sammons" features a select number of projects chosen from the firm's large catalog of commissions. Glorious, new color photography demonstrates the firm's consistently adept aesthetic choices for residences that are newly constructed or renovated, located in town or in the country, but all graciously sized and gorgeously appointed.
With an insightful text by architectural historian Mary Miers and an introduction by repeat client of Fairfax & Sammons, Adele Chatfield-Taylor, "American Houses" features twenty-four of the best examples of Fairfax & Sammons's work: twelve country houses located in Connecticut, New York, Virginia, and Florida, and the renovation of six town houses and six apartments in New York City.