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Good House Cheap House: Adventures in Creating an Extraordinary Home at an Ordinary Price

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The 27 homes in "Good House Cheap House" prove that good design doesn't have to cost a fortune. What goes into making a good, cheap house? As writer Kira Obolensky discovers, there are three main ingredients: adventuresome homeowners who are actively involved; cutting-edge architects and designers who can solve tough design challenges; and an array of innovative uses of materials. Industrial bridge washers make for gorgeous mantelpiece rosettes, old concrete subflooring is given new life with rich-hued stain, and glass sliding doors make for windows that are oversized and affordable.

From a Texas farmhouse to a loft in St. Paul, to a prefab cabin on the Wisconsin prairie, these houses, in which anyone would feel at home, display a wonderful mix of design smarts and budget savvy. ""Good House Cheap House" is chock full of great ideas and creative solutions for those of us on a budget-but even the less financially-challenged can learn a thing or two about stylish and innovative design."

--Charles Burbridge, designer, HGTV's "Design on a Dime" "The cookie-cutter house trend has been around long enough. With its outside-the-box ideas and great resources, "Good House Cheap House" proves you can build a unique space without emptying your bank account."

--Amber Jones, Editor, "do! Magazine"

Synopsis:

Featuring 25 well-designed houses, most of which were built for under $150,000, this guide helps those with champagne tastes and modest budgets enjoy a unique house at an off-the-shelf price. Full color.

About the Author

Kira Obolensky has written for print, film, and stage. She co-authored Sarah Susanka's national bestseller, "The Not So Big House. Kira's book, "Garage, was published in 2001. She has received a number of writing awards and fellowships, including the Kesselring Prize and a Guggenheim fellowship. She lives in Minneapolis.

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ISBN:
9781561587520
Subtitle:
Adventures in Creating an Extraordinary Home at an Everyday Price
Author:
O'Rourke, Randy
Photographer:
O'Rourke, Randy
Author:
O'Rourke, Randy
Author:
, Kira
Publisher:
Taunton Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Design and construction
Subject:
Construction - General
Subject:
Decorating - General
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
Dwellings -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Decorating
Subject:
Home Construction-Decorating by Room
Subject:
General Architecture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20050928
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
185
Dimensions:
9.48 x 9 x 0.77 in 2.1 lb

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