Blueprint Remodel: Tract Home Transformations That Turn Everyday to Extraordinary

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It's time to look at the cookie-cutter tract home in a new light!

Blueprint Remodel features homes that have dramatically shed their tract constraints-uninspired siting, run-of-the-mill floor plans, boxy rooms, low ceilings, poor lighting, and bland materials-for a shot at architectural greatness. Their metamorphosis from everyday to extraordinary proves that even the most unexciting house can be reborn with an infusion of creative energy.

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Overview

It's time to look at the cookie-cutter tract home in a new light!

Blueprint Remodel features homes that have dramatically shed their tract constraints-uninspired siting, run-of-the-mill floor plans, boxy rooms, low ceilings, poor lighting, and bland materials-for a shot at architectural greatness. Their metamorphosis from everyday to extraordinary proves that even the most unexciting house can be reborn with an infusion of creative energy.

From Texas to Seattle and points in between, the ten homes in these pages are the bright stars on the tract home block. Previously lackluster, they are now unabashedly colorful and stylish. Their cramped floor plans have been reconfigured and their materials updated.

Featured in a wide range of cost, style, size, and location and illustrated with before-and-after photographs that reveal the true extent of the transformation, these examples will give you plenty of ideas, regardless of your budget or architectural taste. Go ahead-put your tract home on its own path to excellence!

Michelle Kodis is also the author of the Gibbs Smith titles Blueprint Small: Creative Ways to Live With Less and Blueprint Affordable: How to Build a Beautiful House Without Breaking the Bank. Since receiving her master of science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1991, she has written about a broad range of topics, including architecture and design, science, the environment, health and medicine, business, and cuisine. She lives with her husband near Telluride, Colorado, and is currently at work on additional architecture/design books for Gibbs Smith, Publisher.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781586853723
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 11/22/2004
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Kodis is the author of Blueprint Small: Creative Ways to Live With Less, Blueprint Affordable: How to Build a Beautiful House Without Breaking the Bank, Blueprint Remodel: Tract Home Transformations That Turn Everyday to Extraordinary, Ultimate Backyard: Inspired Ideas for Outdoor Living, and Ultimate Outdoor Kitchens: Inspired Designs and Plans. She lives in the mountains of Colorado.

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Chapter 8: From Just Like the Others to One-of-a-Kind

San Mateo, California

"Often remodels represent missed opportunities," says David Arkin of Berkeley-based Arkin Tilt Architects. "Many people think of them as adding and covering and don't realize they can reveal the bones of the building and take that authenticity and express it beautifully."

Built as part of a development outside San Francisco, this 1959 ranch looked like every other house on the block. But, as Anni Tilt explains, "Typical of this era, the building had very good bones-it just wasn't altogether thoughtfully designed. Our job was to discover the possibilities of the lovely site and integrate the structure and square footage into new rooms that worked for this family."

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: You Can't Judge This Book by Its Cover

Chapter 2: Adventurous Homeowners Find Their California Dream

Chapter 3: A Modern House in the Mountains

Chapter 4: A House With a Case of the Blahs Gets a Winery-Inspired Facelift

Chapter 5: Tuscany Comes to Texas

Chapter 6: Trading Spaces

Chapter 7: Commonplace to Custom

Chapter 8: From Just Like the Others to One-of-a-Kind

Chapter 9: Rambler Redux

Chapter 10: From Cutesy to Classy

Finding an Architect/Remodeling Resources

Architect and Photographer Listings

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