"It's a rare property that deserves a book of its own. Designer Juan Montoya's rustic stone-and-wood house, located in New York's Hudson Valley, certainly does. In La Formentera, Eric Piasecki's meticulous photographs survey its charmingly overstuffed rooms and the surrounding 110 acres of gardens, streams, and woodlands punctuated by contemporary sculpture." —Elle Decor
"Need a short break in the country? Look no further than your bookshelf. Juan Montoya presents four seasons of beauty in oversized photographs of his divine property and house in Garrison, New York. Over the course of 40 years, Montoya has created a spiritual refuge from a former commune." —New York Observer
"Interior designer Juan Montoya has created an idyllic masterpiece on more than a hundred wooded acres in Garrison—and a gorgeous new book." —New York Cottages & Gardens
"This lovely book with the photographs of Eric Piasecki and a winsome introductory essay by Karen Lehrman Bloch began casually as a personal project when Juan asked his friend Eric to take pictures of his home in every season." —Traditional Home
ERIC PIASECKI is a New York-based photographer, specializing in interiors and landscapes. His work is widely published in design magazines including Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and House Beautiful, to name just a few.
KAREN LEHRMAN BLOCH is the editorial director of Grafia Books. She has written critical articles for many major publications, such as The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and Vogue.
I loved this book. It caught my eye immediately at my town library. We are about to make some changes and improvements on our property which has a very similar feel to... Read more