Featuring houses of unpretentious and old-fashioned grace that showcase the South’s finest designers, this beautifully illustrated volume celebrates the warmth and easy elegance of traditional Southern architecture and interiors. Located in old Southern cities such as Atlanta, Charleston, Savannah, and New Orleans, as well as seaside and mountain retreats, these intimate dwellings are steeped in architectural tradition. The residences profiled illustrate fresh interpretations of Southern style, from a 19th-century summer cottage with updated coastal decor to a Louisiana plantation house with handsome Creole antiques. Dating from the 18th century to the present, the houses featured exemplify historic styles that evolved in response to their natural settings, inviting families to live in harmony with their surroundings. Integrating time-honored lessons of the past, these cozy dwellings also incorporate contemporary design sensibilities, making them especially appealing for today’s lifestyle.