In their first book, acclaimed architects Ken Pursley and Craig Dixon explore how to create gracious homes with welcoming entryways, soulful interiors, inviting porches, and ebullient gardens.
Founded on the simple principle “Build beautiful things,” the architectural team of Pursley Dixon, like populist architects Bobby McAlpine and Jeff Dungan, is known for blending elements of tradition with a modern lifestyle. In Finding Home, they share 15 stunning houses in three distinct styles: rustic mountain escapes, dreamy retreats by the water, and elegant houses in town. Each house has its own thoughtful visual narrative, but all are connected on an innate and authentic level by their sense of proportion, attention to detail, and a marvelous affinity with nature, displayed in their soothing neutral palettes, oversize windows that bring the outdoors in, and natural materials such as rough-hewn stone and unfinished wood. Little touches of humanity await discovery, such as a sleeping nook perched right out into the highest branches of a tree. These eccentricities and secrets add to the distinctly Southern sense of warmth and refuge these homes provide, homes whose open interiors and majestic porches easily accommodate family and gatherings.
Featuring their own interior design work as well as that of acclaimed decorators such as Suzanne Kasler, Phoebe Howard, and Circa Interiors, Finding Home is about creating houses of inherent beauty that will spark an emotional connection to last a lifetime.
About the Author
Recipients of the Veranda/ADAC Architecture Firm of the Year award and the Southern Living Home of the Year Award, Pursley Dixon Architecture’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including Traditional Home, Veranda, Garden & Gun, and Southern Living.
"The first book about acclaimed architecture duo Ken Pursley and Craig Dixon, Finding Home honors the firm's mantra, "build beautiful things," by highlighting its breadth of work. Three styles of homes are featured in this book: rustic mountain escapes, dreamy retreats by the water, and elegant houses in town, with each house making its own unique statement and offering a fresh visual narrative. Readers will also find interior design inspiration from other top Southern creatives such as Suzanne Kasler, Phoebe Howard, and Circa Interiors." —VERANDA.COM