Christmas at America's Landmark Houses (Hardcover)
Here is Christmas decorating, history, architecture, and interior design wrapped in one sparkling package. Three-hundred and sixty-three gorgeous, inspiring images provide leisurely looks at historic house interiors magically decorated for Christmas. Begin with the Foreword by Christopher Radko, famed re-creator of vintage Christmas ornaments. Tour historic holiday homes from Filoli to Colonial Williamsburg, and look inside San Antonio's most beautiful house--the Spanish Governor's Palace. Marvel that a typical ranch-style house was home to two future US presidents, a first lady, and two governors. Visit the honeymoon home of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Enjoy the modest dwelling of Canadian WW I flying ace Billy Bishop, and tour the castle of Model A creator Edsel Ford. Some houses' Christmas decorations are period correct; others are joyfully current.
Patricia Hart McMillan, author of 15 books on interior design and architecture, is a partner at Strahan + McMillan Architecture and Interior Design, San Antonio, Texas. Architect David Strahan, author of two books on architecture, is principal partner of Strahan + McMillan, Architecture and Interior Design, San Antonio, Texas.