Crafting the Considerate House

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Latitude 67, Oct 1, 2010 - House & Home - 256 pages
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Crafting the Considerate House tells the story of designing and building a home for our times-one that is mindful of both environmental and dollar costs, yet responsive to our needs and wants. In his fast moving narrative David Gerstel - a highly skilled builder and an author with several admired books that have enjoyed strong sales for decades to his credit - involves the reader in the challenge and excitement of creating a house that is highly energy efficient, healthy, and a pleasure to live in. You experience the project up close from the first imaginings through the final construction of interior finishes. You meet and share in the camaraderie of the remarkable craftspeople who worked alongside the author. Even as you are entertained by the lively and thoughtful chronicle, you are educated in the crafting of a sturdy, dollarwise, and striking home.
 

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Contents

Foundations
1
Hopes for the 19th Street House
21
Houses Not Built and Why
51
Crafting the Drawings
69
Crafting the Shell
105
Infrastructure
139
Completion
165
Living in the Considerate House
193
Better Yet?
219
Glossary
227
Index
239
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