A good home is the result of good house partsa certain window, a special door, a punched dormer, a romantic overlook-that are put together based on a homeowner's personal vision. A great home is filled with details that express the personality of the owners. It is comfortable to live in because the elements are perfectly suited to a particular lifestyle. Filled with examples of details that will transform a house, "Good House Parts" is the first book to present these parts as the building blocks for great design.
|Publisher:||Taunton Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||9.25(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.85(d)|
About the Author
Erik Kvalsvik is a photographer of architecture and interiors. His clients include major national magazines and museums as well as leading architects and interior designers. He has been the principal photographer of more than a dozen books, including Barry Dixon Inspirations. He lives in Washington, D.C.
In 1998 The New York Times declared Dennis Wedlick a "rising star in architecture." This rise has continued with the growing success of his firm, Dennis Wedlick Architect LLC, (www.denniswedlick.com). Known for creating striking, sustainable homes and buildings, the firm has received national recognition from the media and the design community. The author of The Good Home, Designing the Good Home, and Good House Parts, Wedlick also lectures around the country on subjects ranging from specific architectural styles to sustainable design.
The pictures in this book are awesome. We are designing our own home and I have gotten so many ideas from this book. There are different styles of homes shown with a good portion of the focus on what I would call traditional/ craftsmen type homes- Lots of hard wood floors & built-ins. I wavered between 4 & 5 stars because I wanted more information about the costs associated with different features and also because I wanted more information on what type of material was shown in a picture and there was no reference to it. However, I decided on 5 stars because I think the book delivers what it promises- general and specific ideas about piecing together a home.