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Contemporary Classical Architecture


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Through his mastery of traditional detailing and his deep commitment to quality in every aspect of architecture, John B. Murray draws upon the rich and enduring legacy of the classical tradition to create residences that speak to the expectations of contemporary life.

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John B. Murray is principal of John B. Murray Architect, a New York-based firm specializing in residential projects in the classical tradition. Born in California and raised in Philadelphia, Murray has been practicing in New York for more than thirty years. His work is widely published in the pre-eminent shelter magazines--Architectural Digest, Period Home, Veranda--and the firm has received multiple Palladio Awards and Stanford White Awards for its work, most recently a Stanford White Award for the renovation of a Central Park South duplex in December 2017.


"John B. Murray's latest monograph tells the tale of timeless homes, from architectural drafts to finishing touches. . . . Grab a glass of champagne-you've arrived."
-Luxe Interiors + Design

"The classical vocabulary is about maintaining a keen sensitivity to proportion and scale. Architect John B. Murray remains true to that dynamic with every project he undertakes. Here readers get a visual (and textual) tour of fifteen of his greatest architectural achievements, to date."
-Milieu magazine

"A refreshing reminder that classical architecture is alive and well. Their mastery of the vocabulary and sensitivity to proportion is evident in 15 residential projects that range from new country homes and a preserved barn to sensitive additions and prewar apartments in Manhattan."
-Old House Journal

"Whether Murray is redesigning an awkward apartment or creating a house from the groundup, one has the sense that this is the way it should always have been. His work has the subtle quality of a master who knows how to design spaces that will stand the test of time."
-Bunny Williams

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