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Creating the Inspired House - John Connell

Creating the Inspired House

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Where we choose to settle, how and what we build, and how our homes feel inside and out-all are reflections of who we are. The best houses are about people, and Creating the Inspired House is full of stories of memorable characters immersed in the discovery of a place they call home. With 300 color photographs, this book takes readers on walk-throughs of over 20 inspired homes across the country-large and small, new and remodeled-with the very homeowners, architects, and builders who collaborated on their creation. Each of the houses is shaped by the homeowners' personal passions, and it is those passions that breathe life into the design of their homes, creating an "inspired house." The inspirations for these houses are as varied as the people who live in them. In this collection of fascinating house stories, readers will find the encouragement to believe and act on their own personal dreams-and build accordingly.

"There is no more timely book.... this is a book every one who has ever wanted to find their way home must have." ""There is no more timely book.... this is a book every one who has ever wanted to find their way home must have."" -There is no more timely book.... this is a book every one who has ever wanted to find their way home must have.-

Introductionp. 2
Houses Are about Peoplep. 4
Simple Pleasuresp. 14
Hot-Rodding a Fifties Colonialp. 22
Urban Innovationp. 32
Sleeping Beautyp. 40
The Fire Next Timep. 52
Remembering a Placep. 60
Mansion Modernep. 70
Transformation for Twop. 78
A Builder's Housep. 88
Designing with an Eraserp. 98
Tip Top Housep. 108
Rural Rehabp. 118
Going Nativep. 130
Magical Makeoverp. 140
Thicker than Waterp. 150
Impulse Buyp. 158
Drama and Innovationp. 170
Getting Therep. 180
One Final Movep. 188
Queen of the Cornerp. 198
Garden Pavilionsp. 210
Architects and Designersp. 218
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ISBN: 9781561586912
ISBN-10: 1561586919
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 218
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.7 x 24.08  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 1.22

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