One Man's Folly book cover the exceptional houses of furlow gatewood
furlow gatewood's blue and white bedroom with antiques and canopy bed
furlow gatewood's blue and white room with antiques and china
furlow gatewood's sitting room with creams and neutral colors filled with antiques and china
One Man's Folly book cover the exceptional houses  of furlow gatewood

One Man's Folly: The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood

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When it comes to interiors style, antiques, and Southern vernacular architecture, Furlow Gatewood is a one-of-a-kind classic-this book presents his magical private enclave for the first time. Antiques expert Furlow Gatewood's highly personal property in bucolic Americus, Georgia, where he has meticulously restored his family's carriage house and added intimate dwellings and outbuildings-several rescued from demolition-has evolved over decades to become a sublime expression of stylish living.

Close friend Bunny Williams writes about the lessons she has learned from this master of discernment. Gatewood's seductive and hospitable Arcadian oasis, with its exquisite and timeless design, will have an enduring impact on the design community.
  • 224 pages with tons of color photos
  • 9.3 x 0.99 x 12.2 inches
  • English text
  • Published by Rizzoli


“You will want to move into the incredibly charming home of Furlow Gatewood. With evocative text by follower southerner Julia Reed, there are few more irresistible volumes around…staying true to one’s vision never looked so good.” –Quintessence

“European elan and southern charm define a Georgia cottage. Plants don’t normally have enchanting Gothic houses designed for them, nor do peacocks. But both certainly are treated to this service in Furlow Gatewood’s universe—an unlikely compound of five houses and an array of outbuildings…” –Veranda
One Man’s Folly is a fascinating look at how the nonagenarian had deployed his vast trove…the rooms are held together by Gatewood’s masterful approach to texture, color, and scale, and by his abiding principle that he only buys what he loves.” –Elle Décor

About the Author

Writer Julia Reed was a contributing editor to Garden & Gun and has authored several books. Bunny Williams is an acclaimed designer and author. Lifestyle photographer Paul Costello's work appears in many publications. Rodney Collins is a regional architectural photographer.

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