Country Houses, published by Beta-Plus in 2004, has been a longtime bestseller, reprinted several times.
This enthusiasm for rural interiors has prompted a second edition, Exclusive Country Houses, which features ten new, recently finished or restored houses in the European countryside.
Wim Pauwels, founder and managing director of
Beta-Plus Publishing, began publishing a series of books in 1997 about
architecture and interior design. So far the company has brought out
more than 250 titles dedicated to certain themes (such as living rooms,
bathrooms, kitchens, children's rooms, antique building materials,
restoration, renovation, gardens and swimming pools), plus monographs of
architects and interior designers, manuals and yearbooks about timeless
and contemporary architecture and interiors. For each book he enlists
the assistance of authoritative specialists for the introductory texts
and photograph captions.