Great Houses of New England

In the tradition of Rizzoli’s Historic Houses of the Hudson Valley and The Houses of McKim, Mead & White, Great Houses of New England features a stunning array of newly photographed houses that range over four centuries and are distinctive examples of the architecture of the region—from the mid-seventeenth-century New England Colonial Judge Corwin House (Witches House) in Salem, MA., and the eighteenth-century Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead, MA., to the late-nineteenth-century McKim, Mead & White Shingle-Style Isaac Bell House in Newport, R.I. With lavish photography of sumptuously appointed interiors including many rarely seen rooms, wonderfully detailed house exteriors and gardens, and authoritative text by architectural historian Roderic H. Blackburn, Great Houses of New England comprehensively considers the magnificent building styles of the region—including Early New England Colonial, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Shingle Style, Colonial Revival, and Tudor. Great Houses of New England is a landmark work of enduring interest to homeowners, architects, architecture historians, and all those who love fine architecture and interiors.

About The Author

Geoffrey Gross is a widely published photographer whose work has appeared in Art & Antiques, The New York Times Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Interior Design, Popular Mechanics, and elsewhere. He is the photographer of Rizzoli’s Stone Houses of Bucks County and Dutch Colonial Homes in America. Roderic H. Blackburn is an ethnologist and architectural historian who has held positions as Director of Research at Historic Cherry Hill, Assistant Director of the Albany Institute of History and Art, and Senior Research Fellow at the New York State Museum. He is the author of Dutch Colonial Homes in America.

  • Publish Date: September 10, 2013
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - General
  • Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
  • Trim Size: 9-3/8 x 10-7/8
  • Pages: 256
  • US Price: $19.98
  • CDN Price: $19.98
  • ISBN: 978-0-7893-2719-2


“Photos capture magnificent details, colors, and gardens--an archive of design evolution.” ~Arts & Crafts Homes

“Lush estates, tall ceilings, grand staircases and intricately designed entranceways and fireplace surrounds are among the many elements of the grand old homes featured in this hefty book.” ~Newsday

“Centuries of fine house-building from Portsmouth and Newport to Hartford....Photos show the magnificent details, colors, and gardens.” ~Old House Interiors

“With striking photography and enlightening text, Blackburn and Gross fuse a history of the Northeast as intricate as a stained glass window.” ~Newport Life Magazine

Author Bookshelf: Geoffrey Gross

Author Bookshelf: Roderic H. Blackburn