Crafting the Considerate House
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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