KDHamptons Featured Book: Great Houses, Modern Aristocrats



The history of England is inextricably linked with the stories of its leading aristocratic dynasties and the great seats they have occupied for centuries in a gorgeous new coffee table book, GREAT HOUSES, MODERN ARISTOCRATS by James Reginato, with principal photography by Jonathan Becker. These houses have survived great wars, economic upheavals, and, at times, scandal and tragedy.  Journalist James Reginato, a gifted storyteller with enviable access, presents the intriguing stories and celebrated histories of some of the leading families of Great Britain and Ireland, and shows the opulent residences that have defined their heritages.

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The book presents a tour of sixteen splendid residences, with many of the interiors shown here for the first time.  It includes Blenheim Palace—seven acres under one roof, eclipsing the splendor of any of the British royal family’s residences—property of the Dukes of Marlborough; the exquisite Old Vicarage in Derbyshire, last residence of the late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire (née Deborah Mitford); Haddon Hall, a vast crenellated 900-year-old manor house belonging to the Dukes of Rutland that has been called the most romantic house in England; and the island paradises on Mustique and St. Lucia of the 3rd Baron Glenconner.


This book is perfect for history buffs and lovers of traditional interior design and English country life – the perfect hostess gift for a haute Hamptons home.  To order click HERE.