A high end residential architect practicing in San Francisco and Paris, Andrew Skurman has built his practice on creating genuinely contemporary classical homes for his clients. Divided by region, this book looks especially at the details of the work, concentrating on the exploration of craft and authenticity in the classical tradition. Focus is on process and detail, with an emphasis on demonstration using the appropriate historical precedent. Skurman is an unabashed classicist. His award winning form specialises in designing superbly crafted custom residences inspired by the building traditions of French chateaus, Mediterranean villas and Georgian country houses. He draws on an extensive architectural library of European and American design with the precision of an eminent art historian, skillfully adapting timeless design elements to suit today's lifestyles. Featuring gorgeous photography and exquisite watercolour studies, Contemporary Classical showcases an exceptional range of residential work.