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Charles Hilton


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Elegant and welcoming houses in bucolic settings by charles Hilton, a leading traditional architect in Greenwich.

This book presents nine spectacular houses, each responding to an equally spectacular site. They are the work of Charles Hilton, a leading traditional architect in Greenwich, Connecticut, whose firm has been honored with multiple regional and national awards, including Palladio and Stanford White awards.

As an architect, Hilton is committed to designing imaginative buildings that inspire and delight and to creating a humanistic architecture that embodies the aspirations of his clients. He works in traditional vocabularies—principally Georgian, Beaux-Arts and shingle style—with exquisite classical detailing. Still, his houses are also completely contemporary in incorporating state-of-the-art technology and sustainable design.

Hilton has practiced in Greenwich for more than thirty years, and he is completely fluent with its rich and diverse architectural heritage. This means that his houses, while meticulously detailed and impressive, are also beautifully integrated into the panoramic waterfronts, rolling lawns, and rustic back-country landscapes that are characteristic of Greenwich and the surrounding countryside.


Format: Hardback
Size: 292 x 229 mm (11 1/2 x 9 in)
Pages: 240 pp
Illustrations: 200 illustrations
ISBN: 9781580935449C

CHARLES HILTON'S professional career began 37 years ago in the spring of 1980 when he accepted a position as an architectural apprentice while still in high school. He worked throughout high school and college while pursuing his formal architectural education from The Pennsylvania State University and graduating with Distinction in 1988. During his matriculation he also studied abroad at the Technische Universitat Darmstadt, in Darmstadt, Germany, traveling extensively throughout Western Europe and formulating his ideas about the role of classical architecture in the modern world. He was awarded the Palladio Award in 2011 for Restoration and Renovation and was recognized by the Brick Industry Association with four Brick in Architecture Awards. The poolhouse complex of the Lakeside Georgian House received at Stanford White Award in 2018.

A well-respected design writer and former editor of Veranda, CLINT SMITH is currently editor of New England Magazine.


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