#1 AUTHOR, CASSANDRA CLARE's MID-19th-CENTURY FARMHOUSE and WRITING STUDIO RENOVATION BESIDE A CRASHING WATERFALL

Cassandra Clare has over 50 million books in print and is the Queen of Urban Fantasy.  She is the New York Times and USA Today #1 bestselling author of the Shadowhunters series and has legions of rabid fans (both teen and adult).

She and her husband (also a writer) recently completed a gut renovation of an 1850s farmhouse and barn using an eclectic mix of Victorian, Arts and Crafts and Aesthetic Movement elements with uncommon Middle Eastern and whimsical, colorful touches.  The property is in Western Massachusetts and sits on an idyllic pond complete with a beautiful waterfall crashing over a rock dam.

Crafts people have painstakingly created many of the special details including: custom furniture, lighting, stained glass, and decorative painting.  Details harken to the couple’s travels, Clare’s childhood in Iran (born to American parents), and the couple’s intense love of the world of books and realms of fantasy.

The house is an Arts & Crafts showpiece.  It has stairs painted to look like the spines of books, bathroom tiles with quotes from favorite authors, and a hand-painted bed head/ foot board with quotes from Verlaine and Rimbaud.  The walls even have a hidden secret passage.

In December Clare will be going on a two-week national book tour for the highly anticipated epic finale to the Dark Artifices trilogy: Queen of Air and Darkness: The Dark Artifices Book 3 (S&S, December 4, 2018).

For more information, contact: Rhalee Hughes Perry 212.260-2244 rhughes@rhalee.com

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