Debra Prinzing

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The romance of outbuildings

May 4th, 2008

“Old garden sheds can see new life as office space, artist studio, dining pavilion, party room or just private hideaway.” 

Alice Joyce, author of Gardenwalks in California and Gardenwalks in the Pacific Northwest, wrote a very kind review of Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways in yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle. We couldn’t be more excited to read her generous words describing this project:

Here is an excerpt:

“Maybe you’ve conjured up a funky backyard folly purposefully set aside for daydreaming. Or considered adding a sophisticated retreat in which to enjoy cocktail hour, an intimate space separate from the home yet connected in spirit. If so, you might be inspired to take action after perusing Prinzing’s handsomely produced sourcebook, with nearly 30 projects pictured, five in the Bay Area. . . .

“Whether restored, refitted or built from the ground up, the ‘cool backyard structures’ presented are brought to life by Prinzing’s engaging writing and Wright’s alluring photographs, revealing personalities and design sensibilities.”

Riding on the celebratory wave of two festive book parties in the Austin area, we are so thrilled with Alice’s affirming review. Here is a link to the full article in the San Francisco Chronicle, May 3rd.

3 Responses to “The romance of outbuildings”

  1. uncle wilco Says:

    Congrats good review.

    looking forward to reading the book myself..


  2. Dee/reddirtramblings Says:

    I’m so happy for you, Debra. It is a beautiful book; the photos and the words.~~Dee

  3. David Says:

    Read the chapter entitled “Heart of the Country” this morning over coffee. Got completely lost in there. Beautiful descriptions and storytelling. Beautiful images.
    Ya’ll done great!

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