Summer Sun Shingles
From the publishers of Architecture of the Cape Cod Summer comes another sampling of beautiful Cape homes designed by 2010 National Custom Home Builder of the Year winner, Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders of Chatham and Osterville. Shingled Houses in the Summer Sun ($19.95) highlights the work of Polhemus Savery DaSilva with a sampling of exquisite entry porches, family rooms, kitchens, and more. Featuring over 400 breathtaking images captured by leading photographers, this is an excellent guide to decorating and designing your very own dream home in the Cape’s famous summer sun. For more information, visit www.psdab.com/media.
Snapshots of New England
When it comes to icons, New England offers a wide variety of sights and sounds that provide a comforting sense of place. Bruce Irving, former producer of This Old House, taps into New England’s wealth of beauty in his book New England Icons ($19.95). With pitch-perfect images by photographer Greg Premru paired with a collection of short essays, this book acts as an excellent guide to exploring all that New England celebrates. From stonewalls, village greens, and lobster boats to ski runs and Cape Cod homes, Irving covers the heritage of New England. Go to www.countrymanpress.com for more information
Barn Again ($34.99) by Ashley Rooney offers a creative perspective on ways to update and reinvent old barns into beautiful living and working spaces. With over 240 gorgeous color photos, homeowners, architects, and designers alike will delight in the many different ideas and designs on how to transform these unique and fl exible spaces into comfortable and warm places. For more information, visit www.schifferbooks.com.