Country Houses

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Taunton Press, 1996 - House & Home - 143 pages
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There is something universally appealing about a house in the country. Whether it is a cozy cottage by a lake or a larger, rustic retreat deep in the woods, a country house offers an inviting escape from the bustle of city life. This new collection of articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine brings together 26 exceptional country homes. Despite their rustic appearance, many of these houses incorporate the latest building materials and methods. All provide concrete examples of how designs can complement natural landscapes to form uniquely personal and comfortable homes. Whether you are in the process of planning to build your own home in the country or just gathering ideas for the future, Country Houses provides hundreds of inspiring color photos and drawings to help you plan a home rich in comfort and craftsmanship.
 

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Contents

Introduction
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Country House and StudiO 16 Restraint economy and a sense of proportion
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Eurostyle Rustic 22 Danish design and American
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Cozy in Any Weather 29 Creating comfortable spaces in a home that faces
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Louisiana Country House 39 Behind the traditional facade is
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A House Among the Oaks 54 A carpenter turned designer plans a house
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A Contemporary Farmhouse 60 Complex shapes unusual materials and
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At Home in the Redwoods 66 Open vertical spaces inside make this singlestory
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Live Large Look Small 78 Bungalow details bring a big house down to earth
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Living by the Lake 84 A separate bunkhouse connected by a porch affords
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Rustic Retreat 96 Inspired by East Coast lodges this
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A House that Fits its Site 102 The right design starts with a careful survey of the land
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Superinsulated in Idaho 108 Lessons learned from an energyefficient house
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The House on the Trestle 126 On a mountainous site an arched truss carries
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A Romantic House 132 In this hectic hightech age playful
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Index
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Japanese Influence On a Western House 72 A courtyard garden and an exposed timber frame
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These tips have been collected from articles and columns in Threads magazine. Threads provides in-depth sewing information and inspiration in an engaging, accessible format. Each issue is filled with creative ideas, technical expertise and resources to help readers improve their sewing skills and express their individual style.

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