About the Author
Michael Kathrens is an independent scholar specializing in American residential architecture and
interior decoration of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is the author of Great Houses of New York, 1880 1930 (Acanthus Press, 2005) and Newport Villas: The Revival Styles, 1885 1935 (W.W. Norton, 2009). Mr. Kathrens leads walking tours and lectures extensively on American domestic architecture of the Great House era. Born and raised in suburban Kansas City, Mr. Kathrens lived in New York City for 23 years before moving to Newport, Rhode Island, in 2010. He is currently working on a second volume of Great Houses of New York for Acanthus Press.