The House You Build

The House You Build

Making Real-world Choices to Get the Home You Want

Book - 2004
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Until now, homeowners have had to choose between the twin worlds of budget-friendly mediocrity and unaffordable fantasy. Responding to this gap, acclaimed architect Duo Dickinson demonstrates that a customhouse doesn't depend on a fabulous price tag. The House You Build offers a third way of building that is grounded in the realities of time and money, but focuses on your fondest hopes and dreams. Here are 20 real-world situations where unique and imaginative homes were built on real-life budgets. When you build on a budget, there are no right answers, only careful choices. There are 20 dreams in this book, and these dreams came true. The House You Build is the first book of architect-designed homes that presents the real costs of their construction including design fees, the Six Rules on Getting What You Want (and can afford), a broad range of house styles from all over the country, and homes that accommodate a wide variety of lifestyles.
Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, 2004.
ISBN: 9781561586165
Call Number: 728.37 DICKINSON
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic -- United States -- Designs and plans.
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Designs and plans.
Architecture -- United States -- History -- 21st century -- Designs and plans.
Architect-designed houses -- United States.
Building -- Economic aspects.
Architecture, Domestic -- Designs and plans.
Additional Contributors: Taunton Press


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