Meet the Author and Book Signing


Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McALPINE by Bobby McAlpine
Book signing: Monday, 5:00PM-6:30PM – Chatham Bars Inn Resort

McALPINE is one of the country’s most highly respected architecture and interior design firms, renowned for its timeless houses exemplifying the charm and elegance of traditional and vernacular English, American, and European styles blended with a modern sensibility.

Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McALPINE, a new volume by the group, features recent projects and an appealing approach to creating dwellings blending styles, fine craftsmanship, and indigenous materials. Following from their first book, The Home Within Us, this book profiles nineteen stunning projects, from a stone tower folly standing in the gardens of a Tudor-style house to a humble yet elegant wooden lakeside retreat.


Through his poetic voice, Bobby McAlpine narrates the story of each residence, pointing out their unique qualities. Featured are an exotic Florida panhandle beach house; a Tuscan-style horse farm; a rambling Colonial Revival compound; and a miniature European manor house, among others. These houses are classically understated and welcoming. With 300 gorgeous photographs of inspiring interiors and exteriors, Poetry of Place will appeal to those interested in design and romancing the past.

Bobby McAlpine founded the thirty-five-year-old firm in Montgomery, Alabama, now with additional locations in New York, Atlanta, and Nashville. McALPINE partners include Greg Tankersley, Susan Ferrier, Ray Booth, Chris Tippett, John Sease and David Baker. The firm’s portfolio includes residential buildings throughout the United States, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean. Their work is regularly featured in shelter magazines. Susan Sully is a renowned expert on Southern style, who has authored numerous books, including Bobby McAlpine’s The Home Within Us.