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  • Victorian City and Country Housesby Geo E. Woodward

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Detailed volume includes 100 front and side elevations, floor plans for five city houses, a country house with a French roof, a summer house, various cottages, more. more...

  • Little Book of Log Cabinsby William S. Wicks

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Over a century ago, when he first wrote this little guide, William Sydney Wicks (1854?1919) whimsically observed that while early man lived in nature out of necessity, modern man has taken to the woods by choice. Wicks was a highly successful architect whose imprint can still be seen throughout Buffalo, New York, in dozens of churches, hotels, libraries,... more...

  • New Life for Old Housesby George Stephen

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.95

    Practical, easy-to-understand introduction to good design and rehabilitation explains everything from selecting an architect and choosing appropriate materials to restoring interiors from ceiling to floor. New Preface. Introduction. Glossary of Building Terms. 300 illustrations. more...

  • Victorian Cottage Residencesby Andrew Jackson Downing

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 15.95

    This incredibly rich, firsthand source for the most popular styles of 19th-century Victorian architecture presents 26 cottage designs ? including Gothic, bracketed, Italianate, "rustic," more ? and 155 illustrations (includes floor plans). The small, inexpensive detached house received one of its earliest popularizations here. more...

  • Barber's Turn-of-the-Century Housesby George F. Barber

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    At the turn of the twentieth century, George F. Barber ran a successful architectural firm. Today, surviving examples of Barber's signature designs are the pride of their communities. This architectural snapshot from 1901 features working floor plans and fine drawings of more than eighty of Barber's distinctive dwellings. Specializing in serving a... more...

  • Victorian Wooden and Brick Houses with Detailsby A. J. Bicknell & Co.

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    This vintage volume offers a treasure trove of floor plans, elevations, and details of residences and public buildings. Artists, architects, and historians alike will find it an endless source of inspiration. Featured buildings include villas, cottages, and farm houses as well as churches, schools, banks, and many other structures. Eighty-one remarkably... more...

  • Victorian Domestic Architectural Plans and Detailsby William T. Comstock

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 11.95

    Rare treasury of floor plans, elevations, perspective drawings for houses and cottages in Queen Anne, Eastlake, Elizabethan, Colonial, other styles. Large engraved plates also contain scaled drawings of nearly 700 architectural details. Invaluable resource for restorers, preservationists, students, etc. 734 black-and-white illustrations. Preface.... more...

  • Cabin Lessonsby Spike Carlsen

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2015; US$ 14.95

    Carpenter Spike Carlsen, his wife, and their recently blended family of five kids set out to build a cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior. Part building guide and part memoir, Cabin Lessons tells the funny, wry, and heartwarming story of their eventful journey -- from buying land on an eroding cliff to (finally) enjoying the hideaway of their... more...

  • Wohnen im Alterby Sylvia Görnert-Stuckmann

    BC Publications 2012; US$ 4.76

    Immer mehr Menschen wollen im Alter eigenverantwortlich leben und nehmen die Planung für das Wohnen im Alter selbstbewusst in die Hand. Doch die Orientierung zwischen der Fülle alternativer Wohnmodelle ist nicht einfach. Was gibt es für Möglichkeiten? Was kostet es? Was ist im individuellen Einzelfall die beste Lösung? In diesem praktischen Ratgeber... more...

  • Big Book of Small House Designsby Don Metz; Catherine Tredway; Kenneth R. Tremblay; Lawrence Von Bamford

    Hachette Books 2012; Not Available

    75 unique designs for attractive, efficient, environmentally friendly homes. Now available in paperback, this collection of 75 plans for small homes offers more than 500 usable blueprints and other illustrations for a variety of living spaces suitable for every environment and style, from a New England farmhouse to a sophisticated townhouse in... more...