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Designing a Place Called Home - Reordering the Suburbs

This comprehensive and insightful volume investigates the historical precedents of emerging trends in the design of affordable suburban housing. This is the first book to address the design needs of "production" home builders.

Housing by Lifestyle - The Component Method of Residential Design

This book explains how houses can be designed with "component" areas based on how people live. Each component is analyzed in detail with sketches and diagrams of floor plan considerations that will come together to make an enjoyable and livable house design.

In the Press - Archives


As Seen in BUILDER Magazine

NINE ON DESIGN

"A significant number of people are switching from single-family to multi-family -- this is borne out in the housing figures observes Philadelphia architect Jim Wentling, who designs house plans in addition to project work. In multi-family we're seeing more small footprint designs that place garages on the first floor and two living levels above, which is very economical to build per square foot."

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As Seen In Better Homes & Gardens

Craftsman Cottage

The designs of the Breckenridge community for Cimarron Homes in Durham, NC was recognized as a national model of affordable housing design.

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As Seen in Professional Builder & Remodeler

Quality, Value on Small Lots

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As Seen in Builder Magazine

Farm Fresh

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