The Inn at Little Washington: A Magnificent Obsession


The Inn at Little Washington: A Magnificent Obsession shares the improbable storybook transformation of a dilapidated garage into one of the world’s most luxurious lodging locations. This book details the architecture and interior design of America’s most famous country inn and restaurant. The transformation of the internationally acclaimed Inn at Little Washington—from a rural garage into a sumptuous country house hotel—reads like an enchanted fairy tale. Legendary chef and owner Patrick O’Connell tells the story of how this property was reimagined with a team of skilled designers and architects.

The Inn, which opened in 1978, is considered a masterpiece in American hotel and restaurant design and has expanded to include not only the original main building, but an entire village of cottages, guesthouses, and gardens. British interior designer Joyce Conway Evans collaborated with O’Connell in creating the sensational English-style ambience. Lavishly photographed and enhanced by Conway Evans’s watercolor renderings, this sumptuous book highlights the Inn's luxurious guest rooms, stunning bathrooms, exquisite tabletop vignettes, floral arrangements, and displays of art, which are sure to inspire every home decorator!

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