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 Rooms Outside the House: From Gazebos to Garden RoomsBook Description

Rooms Outside the House presents an innovative range of building types for rooms and freestanding structures that will extend the living space of your home.

Building structures beyond the walls of your home can be an inexpensive yet creative way to expand and enhance your living space. Rooms Outside the House presents a broad range of projects encompassing a variety of purposes such as pool houses and saunas, dining and entertaining rooms, and even freestanding private libraries, all built to blend into your home's garden space.

Featuring the work of top architects such as Bolin Cwynski, Miro Rivera Architects, Hanranhan and Meyers, Frank Harmond, and more, Rooms Outside the House provides beautiful full-color photography and detailed architectural plans that are sure to inspire new ways of thinking about your home and garden space.

  Date Published 9/20/2005

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Rated By: Peter Achleitner
From: Malaysia
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Comments: For BIG rooms and budgets only
If you are planning to entertain a cast of thousands (or at least a few hundred), own at least ten acres of land, and have unlimited funds (including hefty fees for architects and engineers), then this book offers a few good ideas. Unfortunately, I was looking for something more down to earth, such as ideas for a modest gazebo or shelter that would blend nicely into the back of my modest half acre piece of land - a place for thinking or reading or conversing with a few god friends, a place to escape the rain, or a place for star gazing. This book didn't even come close to my expectations.