Provides detailed square footage, descriptions, and plans for such houses as the Southern belle, the compact country cottage, and the Western ranch with Spanish influence.
The way a man thinks about his day-to-day living and the needs of his household reveals a great deal about his ambitions, his idea of himself, and his role in the community. And his house or castle offers many clues to his habits as well as those of the members of his household. This intriguing book explores the evolution of country house plans throughout Britain and Ireland, from medieval times to the eighteenth century. With photographs and detailed architectural plans of each house under discussion, the book presents a whole range of new insights into how these homes were designed and what their varied designs tell us about the lives of their residents. Starting with fortified medieval tower houses, the book traces patterns that developed and sometimes repeated in country house design over the centuries. It discusses who slept in the bedchambers, where food was prepared, how rooms were arranged for official and private activities, what towers signified, and more. Groundbreaking in its depth, the volume offers a rare tour of country houses for scholar and general reader alike.
Blueprints, sketches, and exterior and interior photographs showcase the finest examples of 1930s country homes from 70 different architectural firms. A variety of styles are featured, from simple cottages to large estates.
Contains 250 country-flavored homes filled with spacious familiy kitchens, welcoming dormers, inviting porches, and an abundance of that ever-popular country charm. Includes 32 full-color pages that highlight 31 featured homes with detailed text, photography, and color art. Every plan in this book can be modified to fit the precise requirements of the buyer. Published by The Garlinghouse Co., the nation's first and oldest home plans company.
Designs and plans for constructing country homes with over 130 illustrations depicting interior and exterior designs, perspectives, and more.
Detailed volume includes 100 front and side elevations, floor plans for five city houses, a country house with a French roof, a summer house, various cottages, more.
If you're thinking of building a simpler country life, this book is designed to help. It's a guide to some of America's best small, simple, inexpensive and easy-to-maintain homes. You'll find plans by 17 architects and designers for 22 cabins, 42 vernacular-style cottages and 22 traditional barns, stables, sheds and garages. The book's directory lists 144 catalogs and 68 useful websites full of construction on plans, building kits and hard-to-find country building products. There's also information on construction and restoration resources and helpful guidebooks. Start your new home right here.
"Provides an excellent introduction as well as suggestions for using these plans to add architectural detail to your own home...an excellent bibliography."--Victorian Homes "The best home, barn and landscape designs...in a charming book....[It] contains numerous original illustrations showing a wealth of construction details, site plans and plantings."--Fine Homebuilding This classic bestseller contains the finest collection of architectural designs from a bygone era--and it's a boon for anyone hoping to construct that dream house or add charming touches to a modern one. Hundreds of illustrations from actual 19th century building plans feature architects' blueprints and drawings, full-color photos, and more. The buildings range from humble farmers' cabins to summer getaway cottages for the rich, and there's plenty of detail work, including built-in shelves, dormers, and turned balusters. With this information, an architect could easily create anything shown on the pages.
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Log Home Living is the oldest, largest and most widely distributed and read publication reaching log home enthusiasts. For 21 years Log Home Living has presented the log home lifestyle through striking editorial, photographic features and informative resources. For more than two decades Log Home Living has offered so much more than a magazine through additional resources–shows, seminars, mail-order bookstore, Web site, and membership organization. That's why the most serious log home buyers choose Log Home Living.
FAVORITE AMERICAN HOME PLANS is an essential source book for anyone planning a new home. Here are illustrated over 150 best-selling home plans developed by top architects with many years of design experience. These idea homes are geared for the starter couple, move-up buyer with growing family needs or retiree owner. For every plan featured, complete construction blueprints are available. The collection represents a balanced selection of home-bestsellers in ranch, expansion & 2-story categories, in a range of styles that represent traditional, farmhouse, country & today's Post-Modern. All plans are featured in an easy-to-handle, easy-to-read paper bound publication. Each plan page shows a perspective view of the front of the house, floor plans & a fact-filled description, highlighting the important details about the house. The homeowner interested in remodeling or restoring an existing home will also find this book an invaluable guide. FAVORITE AMERICAN HOME PLANS is packed with many practical, money-saving & innovative layout ideas for kitchen developments, decorator baths, master suite arrangements & much, much more. Volume discounts are available. (ISBN: 1-882697-00-6, $8.95) Archway Press, Inc., 19 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036; (800) 374-4766.