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ARCHITECT GIL SCHAFER ON CREATING PLACES TO CALL HOME

For award-winning architect Gil Schafer, the measure of a house does not lie in the structure itself or in any particular element of its design. Instead, he says the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate the small moments of life—houses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and anchored in a distinct sense of place. Essentially, Schafer believes a house is truly successful only when the people who live there consider it home. It’s this belief—and Schafer’s rare ability to translate his clients’ deeply personal visions of how they want to live into a physical home that reflects those dreams— that has established him as one of the most sought-after, highly regarded architects of our time. “It goes without saying that to achieve the synthesis of emotion and experience—the deep connection that you feel to your home—an architect must possess the ability to envision, in the most vivid and concrete terms, what your life will be like once you’ve moved in.” —Gil Schafer

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