Country Inspiration

Above: Mark Finlay’s new book highlights twelve of his finest projects. 

After thirty-five years of completing works of artful design around the country, award-winning architect and interior designer Mark P. Finlay offers Country Houses: The Architecture of Mark P. Finlay (The Images Publishing Group; $60).

This beautiful monograph invites readers into Finlay’s artistic world, unveiling how his keen insights lead to the creation of the most personal and memorable of spaces: a home. Alongside stunning photography, this distinctive and thoughtful volume showcases twelve of Finlay’s finest works, all of which have pushed creative boundaries. Featured projects include a historical boathouse and landing in Newport, a Georgian Revival in Greenwich, a century-old discovery in Rye, and a sprawling horse farm and manor in Charlottesville, SC.

Along with sharing the stories behind these properties, Finlay provides detailed sketches, diagrams and plans. His sharp focus and keen eye for detail make these structures look and feel as if they’ve lived on their sites for centuries. Country Houses: The Architecture of Mark P. Finlay is an inspiration for anyone imagining their dream home. Mark P. Finlay Architects, AIA, Southport; 203-254-2388;



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