Creating the Inspired House

Creating the Inspired House

Discovering your Place Called Home

Book - 2004
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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.

Publisher: Newtown, CT : Taunton Press ; [Emeryville, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2004.
ISBN: 9781561586912
Characteristics: 218 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm.


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deborah2252 Jul 05, 2012

I found nothing in this book inspiring.

Dec 07, 2010

The only things that inspired me in this book are: (1) room with floor to ceiling, wall to wall bookshelves; (2) room with a fireplace next to a big window and comfortable looking window seat - it made me want to curl up with a book; and (3) another window seat, but this one located in a warmer/dryer climate. Otherwise, I wasn't very inspired.

Nov 23, 2010

I never could figure out what made these homes "inspired". The worst example was a home in which, when the children began to arrive, they added on to a parallel wing, separated from the main house by a screened porch. The children's rooms were at the opposite end of the opposite wing from the parents' bedroom. I sure hope they never had nightmares, or got sick in the night!

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