This is the story of one man's quest to breathe life back into some of America's most historically significant dwellings.
Richard Jenrette's affinity for endangered historic sites has led to the restoration of such historic houses as Edgewater on the Hudson River; Millford Plantation and the Roper House, both in South Carolina; Ayr Mount in North Carolina; and Cane Garden in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This uniquely personal account of the quest, acquisition, restoration, and furnishing of each property is instructive and entertaining.
Along the way, the author introduces the artisans, curators, furniture specialists, designers, antiquarians, preservationists, and collectors who have played a part in his adventures.
Richard Hampton Jenrette
Wyrick & Company