A House in the Country


The inspirational story of a dream getaway house, designed by architect Peter Pennoyer and decorated by his wife, interior designer Katie Ridder, for themselves and their family.


ISBN: 9780865653290 Category:

Peter Pennoyer, Katie Ridder


Nestled amid the lush, gently rolling hills of cattle and horse farms in Millbrook, New York, is a handsome Greek Revival house that looks like it’s always been there. In fact, it is brand new – the collaborative effort of architect Peter Pennoyer and his wife, interior designer Katie Ridder. This irresistible book, exquisitely illustrated with photographs, finely rendered plans and hand-painted illustrations, tells the home’s story. The design followed Pennoyer’s conviction that historical examples are a springboard for the imagination and offer compelling solutions for new architecture. So, though many characteristics of the house are classical, and, more specifically, Greek Revival, it is also thoroughly contemporary and environmentally friendly, with an exuberantly colourful interior and spectacular gardens.

Additional information

Weight 1816 g
Dimensions 26.3 x 31.3 cm
Publisher name The Vendome Press
Publication date 1 October 2016
Number of pages 228
Format Hardback
Dimensions 26.3 x 31.3 cm
Weight 1816 g
Peter Pennoyer's firm, Peter Pennoyer Architects, designs townhouses, apartment houses, and country houses, and undertakes renovations in historical districts. Katie Ridder has been included in the Top 100 lists of designers for House Beautiful, Elle Decor and New York magazine. Her firm produces fabrics, wallpaper and rugs of her design.