Never has there been a time when our country sanctuaries have played such an important role in helping us to get away from it all, and never have country houses looked so good. Our lives in the Twenty First Century are extremely busy and never before has there been such a need to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life; not just a house to escape to from the big smoke but a space that also makes a statement about who we are and how we relax. In this beautifully illustrated book, we have chosen to walk you through some of the world's best country houses. There are houses from Australia, the United Kingdom and North America. All have their points of difference and all have been individually designed to suit their owner's needs. From the publishers of the popular title Best Australian Architecture and Australia's Best Beach Houses, Best Contemporary Country Houses is an inspirational illustrative hard cover book filled with what is 'now' in country house design. This book will grab the reader's attention and will walk them through a selection of rural homes. In these modern times, our country homes are close to our hearts and are a sanctuary from our busy lives. Featuring floor plans and informative editorial, each project instructs the reader on how they can achieve a result that says 'wow'.