Gil Schafer


I received gil schafer’s new book, a place to call home, this weekend. gil is probably the best classical architect of my generation. i devoured every page and every detail over and over again. the book is everything and more.  

the book explores seven homes gil designed all over the country. they are all marvelous, but i have to say my favorite home in the book was gil’s own home in brooklin, maine. the new york times did a story on it this weekend/ take a tour here.

the home originally built in 1992. right after gil bought the place he started on a complete renovation. he gutted the house down to the original timber frame and rebuilt it inside and out…then he painted it almost entirely white inside. the house is open and feels modern, but the layers and eclectic mix of furnishings make it feel inviting and comfortable. 

this house is so inspiring. mostly modern, but ever so classic. i love every single detail and i have to agree with gil’s new book title, this sure is a place i could call home. 

thank you gil for the gift of your beautiful work. it’s so inspiring and refreshing and congrats on your absolutely wonderful new book. 



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