Creating the Inspired House: Discovering Your Place Called Home

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Taunton Press, 2004 - House & Home - 218 pages

Where we choose to settle, how and what we build, and how our homes feel inside and out-all are reflections of who we are. The best houses are about people, and Creating the Inspired House is full of stories of memorable characters immersed in the discovery of a place they call home. With 300 color photographs, this book takes readers on walk-throughs of over 20 inspired homes across the country-large and small, new and remodeled-with the very homeowners, architects, and builders who collaborated on their creation. Each of the houses is shaped by the homeowners' personal passions, and it is those passions that breathe life into the design of their homes, creating an "inspired house." The inspirations for these houses are as varied as the people who live in them. In this collection of fascinating house stories, readers will find the encouragement to believe and act on their own personal dreams-and build accordingly.


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Vermont architect Connell has long been interested in the relationships among homeowners, architects and builders; he started the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in 1980 precisely to bring these ... Read full review

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This is a great book to learn how the owners and architects come together on projects, however there are quite a few misprints and a some repetitive statements. Overall, I found this book interesting.

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John Connell, AlA, is a Yale-trained architect, and the founder of Yestermorrow Design/Build School which offers hands-on courses in home design and construction for homeowners and young professionals. Mr. Connoll is also an accomplished builder and author of "Homing Instinct.

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