Stone Houses: Traditional Homes of R. Brognard Okie

Essential Colonial Revival–style stone houses in bucolic settings—on hillsides, beside streams—and their inviting interiors, by the architect who popularized the beloved form. Stone Houses showcases a beloved kind of home that many of us aspire to own and live in—a place of warmth and security, of charm and romance. The stone house speaks to a very basic dream of stability and comfort, and the houses featured here represent the epitome of this dream. Built in traditional styles with artful construction and considered design between 1904 and 1943, these gems display the hallmarks we associate with the stone house, here polished and beautifully presented: deep fireplaces, thick beamed ceilings, wide plank floors, and country kitchens. Focusing on the work of the eminent architect R. Brognard Okie, who is credited with having greatly contributed to a popular appreciation and understanding of early American domestic architecture and who has had a lasting impact on American residential design, this book will both enchant the reader and serve as an unprecedented resource.

About The Author

James B. Garrison is an architect and author whose books include Houses of Philadelphia and Mastering Tradition: The Residential Architecture of John Russell Pope. John D. Milner is an architect whose firm specializes in the restoration of historic buildings and the design of houses inspired by the architectural traditions of the past. Geoffrey Gross is a widely published photographer whose work has appeared in Art & Antiques, The New York Times Magazine, and elsewhere, and in books including Tomorrow’s Houses, Old Homes of New England, and Great Houses of New England.

  • Publish Date: October 01, 2013
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Architecture - Individual Architects & Firms - General
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 11
  • Pages: 224
  • US Price: $55.00
  • CDN Price: $55.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-4078-6


“…plenty of appeal for the Okie fan. The book is full of beautiful photographs and the stories behind the stones…” ~Publishers Weekly

Stone Houses combines luxurious photography with author James B. Garrison’s thoughtful prose to convey the timeless quality of Okie’s buildings.” ~Preservation Nation Blog

Author Bookshelf: James B. Garrison, Geoffrey Gross