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|Providing a unique combination of full-color photography and illustrations, Most-Popular 1-Story Home Plans offers readers 400 plans of the best-selling and stylish home designs available. From convenient ranch homes to traditional cottages, this book offers a wide variety of home styles and sizes to meet the budget of most readers. In addition to the designs, the book offers practical tips and advice to create the home of one's dreams.|
ISBN: 158011184X Date Published on 3/1/2004
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|The Big Book of Small House Designs is a collection of more than 500 drawings illustrating all aspects of 75 small homes of various styles, from a New England farmhouse to a sophisticated steel frame to a Santa Fe ranch. Each design includes detailed floor plans, section drawings, elevations, and perspectives, as well as a description of the materials used and landscaping around the home. Keeping in mind that a chief priority for a small home is often energy efficiency, most of the plans incorporate some energy-efficient element. There are dozens of plans suitable for every environment and climate in the country. The designs are all a direct result of several international competitions that solicited from architects the best homes of 1,250 square feet or less. Contact information for the architects is provided in the back of the book.|
ISBN: 1579123651 Date Published on 1/4/2004
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|European Luxury Home Plans presents a fresh portfolio of plans drawn from the ageless character of classical Old World architecture. The styles conceived here to be classic speak softly of an American heritage, inspired over time by four regions of influence-Italian, French, English and Spanish. Scale and proportion as they are iterated in ancient dialects translate evenly to the incomparable beauty found in this collection of homes.
At once rugged and refined, each of these houses displays an intimate connection with the land, forming powerful mergers between walls and what surround them. Clay-tile roofs, sun-baked stone and rough stucco are subdued by open, airy interiors and breathtaking views. Rambling, joie de vivre porches and sandals-only courtyards balance well-defined rooms and an air of formality.
Created by the Sater Design Collection, here are stunning designs that "Redefine Tradition". These homes offer flexible living environments that meet the needs of today's busy lifestyles, but reflect a European character with timeless appeal.
ISBN: 1932553002 Date Published on 11/1/2003
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|Small homes are of particular interest to American homeowners searching for unique and affordable ways to live. From a dragonfly house to a Texas saddlebag house to a rustic country cottage, this book features small house designs for every taste and budget, most of them using less than 2,000 square feet of floor space. 180 color photos and 85 color illustrations add to this wonderful book of creative inspiration and expert advice for anyone considering a home remodel.|
ISBN: 1561586544 Date Published on 6/1/2003
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|Discover how to recreate and restore authentic period architecture, furnishings and detailing in the Victorian Gothic style.
As Linda Osband demonstrates in this fact-filled volume, the Gothic Revival caught the fancy of many Victorians who sought refuge in supposedly simpler days. Picturesque castles and cathedrals with spiky towers, high-gabled roofs and medieval ornament provided just the escape needed from all the rigours and gritty reality of the industrial revolution.
A celebration of one of the most exuberant styles of the period, Victorian Gothic House Style provides the ideal source of inspiration and reference for anyone wishing to re- create or preserve Gothic houses and interiors with style and confidence, by combining specially commissioned photographs and extensive source material from contemporary catalogues with informative and practical text.
Accompanied by an historical appreciation of the period in architecture and interiors, as well as through its influential designers, there is practical information on re-creating the effect plus a comprehensive list of stockists and suppliers.
Linda Osband has edited many books on a wide range of non-fiction subjects and has complied an anthology of Victorian travellers. she is also the author of the successful Victorian House Style, also published by David & Charles. Linda lives in London.
ISBN: 0715314386 Date Published on 4/1/2003
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|25 Houses Under 2,500 Square Feet discusses carefully defined spaces and how space can be used most effectively. The 25 recently-constructed homes featured are 2,500 feet and under with some as small as 640 square feet. An exciting collection -- a charming one square foot in size -- presents dream houses any person can relate to, as well as innovative and exciting designs sure to inspire and amaze. |
ISBN: 006008944X Date Published on 3/4/2003
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|Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction is an all-new visual guide devoted exclusively to construction standards of residential structures. Created exclusively for professionals working in residential design and construction, this guide combines key information culled from the tenth edition of Architectural Graphic Standards with all-new material on residential design. |
ISBN: 0471241091 Date Published on 2/10/2003
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The increased demand for space has created a shortage of unused land to build on. This book represents a fascinating look at 25 small houses belonging to international architects who’ve demonstrated their ability to take full advantage of every square foot available. Projects range in size and include work like the Keenan Tower house, a home-office in New York city, the Phillips House in Chicago, the Moore Honey House in North Carolina and more.
ISBN: 0060513594 Date Published on 2/4/2003
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|A perennial best seller, this new edition features the most popular portfolios and brand-new plans from the nation's top designers. This encyclopedic showcase has been completely revised and updated to reflect the new century in style and design. -Rugged mountain retreats to European estates, you'll find the perfect size and style home to fit you and your family's needs. -Begin your tour with Best-Selling Homes, a full-color chapter featuring some of the most beautiful homes in the nation. -Complete blueprints are available for every home and feature easy-to-read floor plans and additional planning products to give your home that personal touch. Whether your taste runs to French cottages or Craftsman bungalows, Encyclopedia of Home Designs, Third Edition is sure to have the home you've been looking for.|
ISBN: 1931131120 Date Published on 2/1/2003
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|Walk through the front doors of more of the most exclusive homes in the world. American Dream Homes is another remarkable beautiful photographic collection of 50 stunning show homes.
The book is like a walking tour, walking you step-by-step through the design and decorating details.
ISBN: 1931131082 Date Published on 10/1/2002