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"What sort of home would you create for yourself if you could build whatever you wanted - if money, as they say, were no object? Over the course of his firm's 30-year history, American architect Mark P. Finlay has been in the rare, privileged position of helping clients answer that very question. Designing dream homes for some of America's wealthiest and most sophisticated families - people not only of great means but of tremendous taste - Finlay creates properties that manage to find intimacy in even the grandest of spaces and grandeur in their intimate moments. Even in his luxurious residences, a certain subtle elegance and graceful simplicity reign. AUTHOR: Mark P. Finlay is an award-winning American architect and interior designer. The firm, founded in 1984, has amassed a diverse portfolio of projects throughout North America, including custom homes, estates, clubhouses, historic landmark renovations, master plans and commercial buildings. The firm has received over 30 architectural and design awards and has been featured in numerous publications over the years. SELLING POINTS: . Provides compelling and intimate illuminations of Finlay's process on 12 beautifully designed country residences . Showcases how Finlay navigates both environmental and historic contexts, as well as his respect for tradition and deep knowledge of classical American architecture . Detailed descriptions delve into how Finlay designs "from the inside out", which involves also getting inside his clients' heads to give physical form to their intangible desires, turning their hopes and dreams into granite blocks and limestone coping, cedar shakes and plaster moulding . Includes stunning full-colour photographs, and detailed sketches, diagrams, and plans 300 colour illustrations

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