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This fascinating book was originally published in 1897 as a house plans catalog. It’s filled with drawings, floor plans and descriptions of 40 elegant Victorian houses and cottages. Each exterior is displayed in a full-page black-and-white drawing. Containing dimensions, exterior materials, interior finish and more, this edition is faithfully reproduced from a rare edition of the work originally published by The Century Architectural Co., Cleveland, Ohio, 1897 under the title Modern Homes. 120 illus.
ISBN: 0486404900 Date Published on 3/31/1999
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|Whether nestled in a stand of pines, edging a mountain lake, or basking in the sun by the sea, a vacation home provides welcome retreat from the hectic pace of daily life. In terms of modern conveniences, your vacation home will not necessarily be all that different from your primary residence. It may be smaller in scale and should use that space efficiently, but its construction will probably be very similar and it may offer the same amenities. In many cases, its appearance may be more rustic, blending in with its natural setting. And what a difference that setting can make!|
ISBN: 0376011955 Date Published on 9/1/1997
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|Leads readers from the dream stage through execution of their own additions project.
Includes information on where to shop for materials and how to work with design and building professionals.
120 gorgeous color photos of additions—from small dormers to entire second stories—will inspire readers with beautiful designs and help them visualize their own successful remodeling projects.
“Don’t Do That!" tips throughout the book help readers avoid planning and design pitfalls.
Sidebars offer quick-to-read basics, such as: "The Top Ten" elements of a good floor plan and the "Money-Saver Top Ten" tips for keeping costs in line.
Questionnaires guide readers through their own planning stages.
Question-and-answer segments offer solutions to common problems.
ISBN: 0696206358 Date Published on 2/15/1997
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|One of the powerful forces shaping today's home-building industry is a growing need for more affordable housing. From starter homes for young couples to scaled-down houses for empty-nesters, high-value, low-cost housing is ever more in demand. One of the best ways to maximize your home-building dollars is to build from a house plan that's designed to be attainable - a home that has all the amenities but is scaled down in size and planned for affordable construction. Every house plan in this book helps you do just that.|
ISBN: 0376011874 Date Published on 8/1/1995
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|A consumer-friendly guide to do-it-yourself add-ons and other home improvement jobs, complete with architect-created plans.|
ISBN: 0830639292 Date Published on 4/1/1992
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|This best-selling collection of 500 home plans is now bigger and better than ever. A mainstay of bookstores and libraries since 1984, this book has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers to stock house plans and helped them choose and build the home of their dreams. |
ISBN: 1881955508 Date Published on 2/1/1992
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|Here you'll find step-by-step instructions for drawing a complete set of home plans for a one-story house, an addition to an existing house, or a remodeling project. This book shows how to visualize spatial relationships, use architectural scales and symbols, sketch preliminary drawings, develop detailed floor plans and exterior elevations, and prepare a final plot plan. It even includes code-approved joist and rafter spans and how to make sure that drawings meet code requirements.|
ISBN: 0932370047 Date Published on 6/1/1989