The Distinctive Home: A Vision of Timeless Design

The Distinctive Home: A Vision of Timeless Design

by Jeremiah Eck, American Inst. of Architects
     
 

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Jeremiah Eck believes that a distinctive home is the result of a balance between site, floor plan, exterior elements, and interior details. In The Distinctive Home, he describes the significance of each of the four elements and provides numerous examples of good design for each. Included are images and descriptions of 50 houses (ten of them the author’s own designs)…  See more details below

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Jeremiah Eck believes that a distinctive home is the result of a balance between site, floor plan, exterior elements, and interior details. In The Distinctive Home, he describes the significance of each of the four elements and provides numerous examples of good design for each. Included are images and descriptions of 50 houses (ten of them the author’s own designs) that cover a wide range of styles, regions, and budgets. A final chapter unifies the four elements in detailed profiles of several of these houses, examining how their components work together to attain the status of “distinctive.” 360 color photographs and illustrations are included. “Jeremiah Eck gives ... wise advice and beautiful examples.... The best book on domestic design since Christopher Alexander’s A Pattern Language.” — Witold Rybczynski, author of Home

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What is a distinctive house? According to architect Jeremiah Eck, whose firm has designed over 200 homes, it is a house that achieves a balance between site, floor plan, exterior elements, and interior details. In The Distinctive Home, he describes how these four elements blend to make a habitation as attractive as it is functional. To translate his points into three dimensions, the Boston-based designer presents photographs of 50 houses that he believes are exemplary. If you are planning to buy a house or just willing to dream, this book is a great mental trampoline.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561585281
Publisher:
Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/05/2003
Series:
American Institute Architects Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.66(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Jeremiah Eck is a contributor for Taunton Press titles including The Face of Home.

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