able of Contents ABOUT THE BOOK............................................. 3 UPCOMING EVENTS.......................................... 4 BEYOND THE COVER Spirit of Style........................................................... 6 Soul of Place............................................................. 8 Sense of Time......................................................... 10 PAST EVENTS..................................................... 12
HISTORICAL CONCEPTS architects, planners & place-makers 430 Prime Point, Suite 103 Peachtree City, Georgia 30269 770.487.8041 www.historicalconcepts.com
Coming Home THE SOUTHERN VERNACULAR HOUSE JAMES LOWELL STRICKLAND OF HISTORICAL CONCEPTS WITH SUSAN SULLY A charming selection of timeless houses that offer a deep sense of comfort, all designed by the award-winning firm Historical Concepts of Georgia. Beautifully photographed country houses, mountain retreats, and coastal cottages located in and beyond the American South demonstrate this prestigious firm’s talent for translating traditional architecture into charming and inviting designs. Responding to today’s desire for a more casual lifestyle, these homes masterfully blend elements of Classical design with the Southern vernacular. Interiors and exteriors combine the formal and informal, drawing equally from refined houses in Beaufort, Charleston, and Savannah, as well as rural farmhouses and rustic cabins in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Simultaneously elegant and casual, a Beaufort-style house marries Classical Revival details with painted plank walls. A waterfront retreat overlooking a tidal marsh mixes eclectic elements from Southern coastal cottages, such as a tin roof and sleeping porch, with Caribbean-style French doors and Bermuda shutters. Reclaimed planks and beams in a barrier island vacation home capture the romance of living in a converted barn. Designed for relaxed family living, these homes often include screened porches with swinging daybeds, great rooms with rough-hewn beams and indigenous brick fireplaces, and inviting master suites. Their traditional materials, artisanal craftsmanship, and atmosphere of comfort and hospitality express the spirit of Southern style. James Lowell Strickland is the president and senior partner of Historical Concepts. Established in Atlanta in 1982, the firm has designed plans and buildings for the South’s most respected communities, including Spring Island and Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina; Florida’s WaterColor and Watersound; and North Carolina’s Balsam Mountain Preserve. Their work has earned prestigious design awards and has been featured in numerous magazines. Author and journalist Susan Sully is one of the leading experts on Southern regional architecture and design. INTERIORS/ARCHITECTURE 224 pages, 85 x 11” 250 color photographs HC w/jacket: 978-0-8478-3826-4 $45.00 Can: $50.00 UK: £29.95 March 20, 2012 Rights: World RIZZOLI
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Our Team Seated (left to right): Aaron Daily, AIA, LEED AP - Partner James Lowell Strickland - Founder & Senior Partner Standing (left to right): Kevin P. Clark, AIA, CNU-A, LEED AP - Partner Terry Pylant - Partner Andrew B. Cogar, AIA, CNU-A - Partner Todd Strickland - Managing Partner
Tuesday - July 10, 2012 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
SEASIDE BOOK SIGNING
Sundog Books - 89 Central Square, Seaside, Florida Join Andrew Cogar on the front porch of Sundog Books, a charming independent bookstore located in the heart of Seaside’s town square. Andrew will sign purchased copies of Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House. Plan to stay for the Seaside Farmer’s Market, which runs from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Friday - July 20, 2012 - 8:00 p.m.
SOUTHERN VERNACULAR WITH A TROPICAL TWIST
Books & Books - 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida Books & Books, a local landmark and inspiring gathering place for writers and readers, will host an author’s talk and book signing for Coming Home, featuring Andrew Cogar and Kevin Clark. The talk will be followed by live music in the courtyard. Saturday - July 21, 2012 - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL
Village Green Commons - Frank Allen Road, Cashiers, North Carolina During this week long event sponsored by Cashier’s Village Green Conservancy, nationally acclaimed painters converge to capture the landscape and lifestyle of this quaint, rustic village. Historical Concepts is proud to support the Plein Air Festival and will join the artists on the last day of the event for the Community Festival. Jim Strickland and Terry Pylant will be on hand to talk with patrons and sign copies of Coming Home. Wednesday - October 24, 2012 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Place on the Pointe - 2416 Westgate Drive, Albany, Georgia Patrons of this upscale gift store will have the opportunity to meet and talk with Jim Strickland during its annual pre-holiday Open House. Autographed copies of Coming Home will be available for holiday gift-giving.
eyond the Cover Spirit of Style There is a common language that makes each style recognizable, but the idiosyncracies that vary from region to region and house to house are what define its spirit.
eyond the Cover Soul of Place A house that is at home in its setting resonates with timeless authenticity and creates an atmosphere of comfort and belonging.
eyond the Cover Sense of Time Familiarity lies at the heart of comfort - and familiarity comes only with the passage of time and the appreciation of its gifts.
Opposite Page (left to right): Top: Andrew Cogar & Jim Strickland at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Showhouse. Middle: Melanie Davis with Jim Strickland at Boxwoods; Hilary Bumm, Michele Nichols, Jim Strickland and Andrew Cogar at the ASO Showhouse; Jim & Linda Strickland, author Susan Sully and Terry Pylant. Bottom: Jim Strickland signs a book for a customer at Boxwoods; Irene Terrell, Jim Strickland, Terry Kearns & Terry Pylant.
ast Events SOUTHERN LIVING IDEA HOUSE BOOK SIGNING
2012 Southern Living Idea House - 57 Morgan Street, Senoia, Georgia June 6, 2012 | Terry Pylant greeted visitors to the renovated farmhouse, designed by Historical Concepts, and signed purchased copies of Coming Home.
AMERICA’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH SOUTHERN ARCHITECTURE
Decorators’ Show House & Gardens - 3351 Woodhaven Road, Atlanta, Georgia May 9, 2012 | Jim Strickland and Andrew Cogar of Historical Concepts presented “America’s Love Affair with Southern Architecture.” Delving into the pages of their new book, the duo discussed the touchstones of southern style, from its European origins to its indigenous adaptations, and explained why it captures the imagination and warms the soul. Presented by the Altanta Symphony Associates, the 42nd Annual Decorators’ Showhouse & Gardens was held at Knollwood. This Georgian estate was designed by Philip Trammel Shutze, the Atlanta architect whose work is revered internationally as one of the twentieth century’s most devoted classicists.
PAST MEETS PRESENT: APPLYING SOUTHERN VERNACULAR PRECEDENT OF YESTERDAY TO DESIGNS OF TODAY
University of Miami, School of Architecture - Coral Gables Campus April 3, 2012 | Andrew Cogar (B. Arch ‘96) took his audience into new and restored homes, from simple cottages to gracious estates, and explained how the rich architectural heritage of the south has helped define Historical Concept’s architectural vocabulary and distinct aesthetic style. After the lecture, Andrew signed copies of Coming Home.
“MEET AND GREET” BOOK SIGNING
Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts 100 East Andrews Drive, NW, Atlanta, Georgia March 30, 2012 | Jim Strickland and Terry Pylant enjoyed visiting with patrons at Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts, chatting about architecture & design and signing purchased copies of Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House. Guests were treated to complimentary southern-style finger hors d’oeuvres and mint juleps.