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High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century
High Life
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.
Cabin Porn
Cabin Porn
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316378216
The creators of the wildly popular Tumblr blog by the same name share sumptuously photographed, inspirational project ideas culled from their experiences as a group of friends who would preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York. 50,000 first printing.
Madeline Island Summer Houses: An Intimate Journey
Madeline Island Summer Houses
An Intimate Journey
Hardcover      ISBN: 097991924x
An intimate portrait of Madeline Island summer houses and the people who love them.
Victorian Houses: A Treasury of Lesser Known Examples
Victorian Houses
A Treasury of Lesser Known Examples
Paperback      ISBN: 0486229661
Photographs and text illustrate the structural characteristics and scope of Victorian architecture in American residences
The Rockefeller Family Home: Kykuit
The Rockefeller Family Home
Hardcover      ISBN: 0789202220
Dozens of color and b&w photographs, ranging from the construction of the house to snapshots of family members, illustrate the text which recounts the history of the estate from its founding early in the century through its recent transfer to the National Trust. It tells how each successive generation left its stamp, and includes never before published reminiscences of five generations of Rockefellers. Contains a family tree, visitor information, and a map of the gardens. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
European Style Villa Design
European Style Villa Design
Hardcover      ISBN: 9881574307
Presents a collection of villas designed using the theme of European style as inspiration.
Houses Now: Material Style
Houses Now
Material Style
Hardcover      ISBN: 1864705892
Design: Art of Villa II
Art of Villa II
Hardcover      ISBN: 9881668743
A collection of unique villa design projects from designers all over the world.
The New Bungalow
The New Bungalow
Hardcover      ISBN: 1586850423
"A return to authentic bungalows might just revitalize the future of the American home." - American Bungalow Magazine
What Not to Build: Architectural Options for Homeowners
What Not to Build
Architectural Options for Homeowners
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1580112935
Shows readers through more 300 photographs and illustrations what is wrong with many of the houses in which we live and how to fix them.