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  • Sears Modern Homes, 1913by Roebuck and Co. Sears

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    For thousands of Americans, catalogs such as Sears' Modern Homes were the first step in realizing their dreams of owning a home. Reproduced from a rare 1913 edition, this volume features 112 designs for homes of "comfort and refinement." These authentic plans offer a wealth of information on building materials and other details, along with external... more...

  • Small Brick Houses of the Twentiesby Ralph P. Stoddard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 9.95

    Once affordable only among the wealthy, brick homes became more easily available to the average American in the early years of the twentieth century. This book, originally published in 1920 by a member of The Common Brick Manufacturers' Association, served as a practical guide for prospective homeowners from working class families. Many soon found... more...

  • American Country Houses of the Gilded Ageby A. Lewis

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans for a total of 97 buildings (93 houses, 4 casinos) built during the 1880s. Adds a new, thoroughly accurate text by Arnold Lewis. Approximately 200 illustrations. more...

  • Small Houses of the Fortiesby Harold E. Group

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Designed for the 1940s family with a "limited budget but unlimited good taste," this fascinating volume presents 56 floor plans and elevations of lovely small homes that originally cost less than $15,000 to build. Each home, bearing the honorable designation of House-of-the-Month by the era's Monthly Small House Club, Inc., was designed to give prospective... more...

  • 124 Distinctive House Designs and Floor Plans, 1929by National Building Publications

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    An annual publication intended as a reference work for contractors, suppliers, architects, and homeowners, the 1929 Home Builders Catalog offered a beautifully illustrated look at a variety of homes. Painstakingly reproduced from a rare edition, this volume offers old-house restorers, preservationists, and lovers of 1920s architecture an authentic... more...

  • Forts for Kidsby David Stiles

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    All kids love the idea of a hideaway?a place that is theirs, no parents allowed. But how on earth can they actually build one? In Forts for Kids, an inspirational yet practical guide, David Stiles, the most trusted authority on DIY building projects, shows them how. more...

  • Building Your Own Home For Dummiesby Kevin Daum; Janice Brewster; Peter Economy

    Wiley 2011; US$ 15.99

    Keep construction on track with helpful checklists Turn your dream of a custom home into reality! Thinking about building your own home? This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to plan and build a beautiful home on any budget. From acquiring land to finding the best architect to overseeing the construction, you get lots of savvy tips on managing... more...

  • All the Way Homeby David Giffels

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99

    Finding the perfect house is never easy. Rebuilding one from a crumbling pile?to say nothing of making it into a home?is even harder. With their infant son in tow, David Giffels and his wife comb the environs of Akron, Ohio, in search of just the right house for their burgeoning family. Running through David's head the whole time are the lyrics of... more...

  • Building Today's Green Homeby Art Smith

    F+W Media 2009; US$ 22.99

    Make Your Green Home a Reality! The modern dream home is practical, but doesn't sacrifice quality, and uses sustainable and easily maintained building materials. Building the right-sized green home involves making eco-smart decisions. In Building Today's Green Home , you'll learn all you need to know in order to make your green home a reality,... more...

  • Wire in Designby Barbara A. McGuire

    F+W Media 2002; US$ 21.95

    Wire is not boring or still? Wire is alive! Wire has held fascination as an art and craft medium for many years, but it has only come into the limelight as of late. If you have an interest in wire's rich past or the desire to explore this creative medium, you will find everything you need in this comprehensive volume. Besides discovering how... more...