The Inn at Little Washington: A Magnificent Obsession

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"The Inn at Little Washington A Magnificent Obsession" by Patrick O'Connell. ISBN 9780847845132. Copyright 2015. Hardcover with 256 pages and 250 color illustrations.

The remarkable story of 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 Conwy Evans collaborated with O'Connell in creating the sensational English-style ambiance. Lavishly photographed and enhanced by Conwy Evans's watercolor renderings, this gorgeous book features luxurious guest rooms, stunning bathrooms, exquisite tabletop vignettes, floral arrangements, and displays of art which will inspire every home decorator.

A Mount Vernon bookplate, signed by the author, is included with your purchase.

Patrick O'Connell cookbooks are currently available:

The Inn at Little Washington: A Consuming Passion

Patrick O'Connell's Refined American Cuisine

Patrick O'Connell visited Mount Vernon on May 10, 2018 for a Garden Party and on June 16, 2018 for the Inn at Little Washington 40th Anniversary Dinner.