Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid

( 15 )

Overview

Sick of McMansions? Marianne Cusato, creator of the award-winning Katrina Cottages, is a champion of traditional architectural principles: structural common sense, aesthetics of form, appropriateness to a neighborhood, and sustainability. She presents the definitive guide to what makes houses look and feel right, revealing the dos and don'ts of livable home design. Hundreds of elegant line drawings--rendering the varieties of architectural features and displaying “avoid” and “use” versions of the same elements ...
See more details below
Paperback (Reprint)
$15.15
BN.com price
(Save 33%)$22.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (17) from $12.88   
  • New (12) from $12.88   
  • Used (5) from $13.23   
Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$8.49
BN.com price
(Save 15%)$9.99 List Price

Overview

Sick of McMansions? Marianne Cusato, creator of the award-winning Katrina Cottages, is a champion of traditional architectural principles: structural common sense, aesthetics of form, appropriateness to a neighborhood, and sustainability. She presents the definitive guide to what makes houses look and feel right, revealing the dos and don'ts of livable home design. Hundreds of elegant line drawings--rendering the varieties of architectural features and displaying “avoid” and “use” versions of the same elements side by side--make this an indispensable resource for designing and building a timelessly beautiful home.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for Get Your House Right:

“[A]n important and much needed book.”--Sarah Susanka, FAIA, architect and author of The Not So Big series and Home by Design

“Marianne Cusato translates architectural language into the vernacular and, by doing so, into the reach of the average consumer, where such knowledge is guaranteed to do the most good….this 'Rosetta stone' of design will guarantee Cusato a place in the history of twenty-first century American architecture.”-- The Philadelphia Inquirer

“[Cusato] provides a vision of how we live together and build on our planet, and points out the consequences of flawed building practices not only to our environment, but to our spirit and our soul.”--Michael Lykoudis, Dean, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402791031
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 135,876
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Marianne Cusato has received international attention for her design of the Katrina Cottages: affordable, durable home kits created as an alternative to FEMA trailer housing to help the Gulf Coast rebuild. The cottage won the Cooper-Hewitt People's Design Award and has been written up in magazines and newspapers across the country, from Architectural Record and Cottage Living to Time and Forbes. She is the principal of Cusato Cottages, LLC, a New York-based firm specializing in traditional architectural design.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 15 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(13)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 15 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2015

    Eclipse &starf

    Can you use Ashpaw/flame?

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2015

    I &star m &star k &star

    keep going!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2015

    §<_>oot

    A gathering? Cant wait for next chapter!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2015

    § ky ℳ ist ☼

    Aesome! Thanks for using Thornkit. Love your story. You should ener it in he Wariors FanFic contest! There's more info on Dovewing's silence

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2015

    --Gargamel

    Okay, first of all, know that any criticism I give you is not to derise your story: I only ever give constructive criticism. Also know that I rarely ever read fanfics that seem boring to me, and even more rarely do I comment on one. So, just the fact that I comment here means I do enjoy your story.<p>I never ever read warrior fanfics. Yes, it's harsh, but I don't. They never seem to pique my interest. However, I was curious about this one after reading you advertisement (which, by the way, was very good. Advertize like that and you'll get readers in no time), so I checked it out. And boy, am I glad I did. The whole idea of a kit dealing with an abusive mother is fantastic, and Rainwhisker and Icekit-paw-gaze's character's are very well fleshed-out. But that's not what won me over. What did it was your absolutely stunning world description. Many authors (Myself included) tend to shy away from describing te surroundings of their characters in order to save space and to make room for more action and dialouge. However, not only did you include these world decriptions, you crafted them beautifully. I won't lie: I found myself sigh in bliss as I read the beginning of chapter 1. Don't ever ever stop doing that: it's a rare treat for a reader such as myself.<p>Now, for the yucky part: criticisms. The first thing is very small: your prologue started out very nice, but it became a bit too formal: you used terms such as "Now, this was...", and you even used a personal pronoun. Try and stay away from doing that. It takes away from your natural skill at scene description.<p>My only other problem was, except for Rainwhisker, Icekit, and possibly Flowerpaw, most of your characters are the same. They all seem to be nice, kind cats, full of understanding and mercy. That's nice, but a little variation here and there would be good too.<p>Your fanfic is absolutely amazing, and is the only warrior fanfic I would suggest to anyone else. I hope my criticisms didn't lead you to believe anything else! Keep writing it!! Oh, and expect a few ads from yours truly for this book. It's that good!!<p>--Gargamel

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2015

    TMS

    Awesome!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2015

    ♦&star §<_>ŧ<_>д<_>я &star♯

    MOOOOOORE.. Idk want ya doing with Ebonypaw/fall but it sounds kinda cool.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2015

    Icegaze's Sadness Chapter 5 ~Coral

    [I'm planning on using lots of character apps in this chapter. I need to change some things though. I can't make Bluetears Icepaw's father cuz she already has a different one, so I'm going to make him one of Rainwhisker's evil friends. I'm going to pretend Thornkit is one of Amberwing's kits who looks up to Icekit, so they can still be friends. And I'm going to make Ebonyfall join OceanClan instead of SnowClan. I have an idea about what can happen. You'll find out later.]<p>
    A glowing, yellow circle hung in the inky, black sky. Bright, little stars dotted the night sky. A tiny owl's hoot could be heard through the forest.<p>
    "Icepaw, Bouncepaw, and Flowerpaw, you are all coming to the gathering," Fernstar explained. "I am expecting you all to listen and be on your best behavior. Flowerpaw, you are going to have to be extra careful with your paw. Are you sure you're going to make it?"<p>
    "I'm not letting my injury hold me back. Of course I'm coming," Flowerpaw replied optimisticly.<p>
    Fernstar opened her mouth to say something, but Thornkit came running up to her instead. "Can I come to the gathering too?"<p>
    Fernstar let out a small laugh before responding. "I'm sorry but you'll have to wait until you're an apprentice."<p>
    "But I already know how to hunt. Icepaw taught me," Thornkit protested. He got into a hunter's crouch, but his legs were not bent and his tail was straight in the air. Noisily, he stepped forward and pounced on a leaf. He ripped it into pieces. "See? If that were a mouse it would've been dead."<p>
    "Thornkit, come here," Amberwing ordered. "Sorry, Fernstar. Was he bothering you?"<p>
    "Not at all. I'm glad he's so enthusiastic to learn," Fernstar lied in a kind voice. Amberwing started to laugh quietly, and she led Thornkit back to the nursery.<p>
    In the meantime, Fernstar stepped to the front of the cluster of warriors going to the gathering. "Is everyone ready?" she asked. Her deputy, Cedarflame, scanned the crowd with his amber eyes and nodded his head. "Let's go!"<p>
    Fernstar led SnowClan through the pine trees. Icepaw stood in between Flowerpaw and her mentor, Blizzardmoon. By now she knew where four-trees was. They just needed to follow the border with FireClan for a while. Eventually they'd come to a hill which they'd walk down, and then they'd be at four-trees. Fernstar led the clan just the way Icepaw had thought he would. As they climbed down the snowy slope, Icepaw could see Flowerpaw favoring her right paw.<p>
    "Is your paw okay?" Icepaw asked, glancing at Flowerpaw.<p>
    "It's fine. It just hurts a little," Flowerpaw answered truthfully.<p>
    "Do you want to lean on me?" Icepaw offered kindly.<p>
    "No. I'm fine."<p>
    SnowClan walked on until they finally reached four-trees. The strong trees opened their branches as if to welcome SnowClan. Fernstar leapt into the hollow, and slowly everyone followed her. On her turn, Icepaw gracefully leapt into the hollow. Surprisingly, she landed on all four paws.<p>
    Once in the hollow, Icepaw could see pelts in every color. She could see eyes of every shade. She could see tabby stripes and big spots and tortoiseshell patterns. Where was she going to begin?<p>
    ~Coral

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2015

    Zephyr ㈈

    Nice story! I like it! If you would, can you please comment on my new story, Frostflight's Destiny at 'baal' result 1? I would really appreciate it!
    <br>
    ~Zephyr &#12808

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    Highly Recommended
    Really nice summarized list of architectural rules and principles, not just for architecture students.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Valuable reference tool!

    While not an architect, I am a residential designer and contractor and a student of classic residential homes. This book will be a valuable resource for providing more accurate design and detailing for all my work in the future.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Sucks

    I want to rate it less than one the sample sucks

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    VAMPIRE HOUSING

    Please post here what result your house is in. Claim any except this one

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 15 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)