Simple Shelter: Scaling Back in the 21st Century
Paperback ISBN: 0936070528
More than 1,000 photos, along with stories and interviews follow the "tiny house" movement which is currently going on among people who have chosen to scale back in the 21st century. Original.
Most Beautiful House in the World
Paperback ISBN: 0140105662
Chronicles the work and insight that marked the author's experience as the boathouse he set out to build expanded to become a full-scale home, and contains observations about construction, space, and beginnings.
Radford's Artistic Bungalows
The Complete 1908 Catalog
Paperback ISBN: 0486296784
Reprints the Radford Architecture Company's collection of 208 floor plans for bungalows, which include an artist's rendering of each complete dwelling along with overall dimensions and floor plans (including interior measurement). For architects, historians, restorationists, preservationists, and any lover of the bungalow's traditional warmth, informality, and appeal. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
A Good House
Building a Life on the Land
Hardcover ISBN: 0802115039
A memoir of one man's successful attempt to integrate environmental and spiritual values into his home follows Richard Manning, a recently remarried reporter in search of new beginnings, as he builds a new home in Montana
Condo Living in the Suburban Century
Hardcover ISBN: 0300164084
Today, one in five homeowners in American cities and suburbs lives in a multifamily home rather than a single-family dwelling. As the American dream evolves, precipitated by declining real estate prices and a renewed interest in city living, many predict that condos will become the predominant form of housing in the 21st century. In this unprecedented study Matthew Gordon Lasner explores the history of co-owned multifamily housing in the United States, from New York City's first co-op, in 1881, to contemporary condo and townhouse complexes coast to coast. Lasner explains the complicated social, economic, and political factors that have increased demand for this way of living, situating the trend within the larger housing market and broad shifts in residential architecture. He contrasts the prevalence and popularity of condos, townhouses, and other privately governed communities with their ambiguous economic, legal, and social standing, as well as their striking absence from urban and architectural history.