Offers readers 730 of the best-selling designs
from leading architects and designers. 130 additional home designs added to this revised
edition. Over 475 full-color photographs of homes actually built from the designs, plus
some interiors. Virtually every home style is offered. Gives practical tips and advice on
everything from selecting a site and hiring a contractor to adding finishing touches such
as trimwork and landscaping.
Inside you'll find a beautiful
collection of more than 600 homes, each one created by a top designer and organized by
architectural style. The New Encyclopedia of Home Designs provides consumers with a
multitude of home styles to make sure even the most discriminating home buyer will find
the home plan that suits their tastes. Comprehensive, well-organized and easy to read,
it's all-new and in full-color for 2006.
A comprehensive handbook for prospective modular
home buyers. Everything you need to know about buying and building a modular home--or a
modular addition to your existing home. Gianino dispels the misconceptions about the
limitations of modular homes and shows potential buyers that a modular home can be as good
as, if not better than, houses built with traditional stick-frame construction.
Hardcover: 368 pages ISBN: 1579123651
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal (January 2004)
The Big Book of Small House
Designs is a collection of more than 500 drawings illustrating all aspects of 75 small
homes of various styles, from a New England farmhouse to a sophisticated steel frame to a
Santa Fe ranch. Each design includes detailed floor plans, section drawings, elevations,
and perspectives, as well as a description of the materials used and landscaping around
the home. Keeping in mind that a chief priority for a small home is often energy
efficiency, most of the plans incorporate some energy-efficient element. There are dozens
of plans suitable for every environment and climate in the country. The designs are all a
direct result of several international competitions that solicited from architects the
best homes of 1,250 square feet or less. Contact information for the architects is
provided in the back of the book.