For 25 years, Veranda magazine has been taking readers inside some of the world’s most elegant homes. Now some of the best examples are gathered in a new book, The Houses of Veranda.

The book, by Veranda founder Lisa Newsom, showcases interiors of homes in a variety of styles, decorated by noted designers. It’s a virtual home tour of fine interiors.

Newsom takes her readers inside such diverse homes as a castle in Belgium, a farmhouse in Provence, a vacation retreat on South Carolina’s Kiawah Island and an apartment on Park Avenue. There are sleek, modern interiors, Old World settings and classic, traditional rooms.

The Houses of Veranda is published by Sterling Publishing Co. and sells for $60 in hardcover.

— Mary Beth Breckenridge