Synopses & Reviews
Imagine a home designed for the family that lives in it. Author Jim Tolpin features 24 of them in The New Family Home, an innovative and inspiring look at the changing family home in America. The New Family Home takes readers on a tour of homes that meet the unique needs of families of all kinds. From flexible floor plans for blended families, to houses with a heightened sense of style for empty-nesters, this book calls to mind the essential bond between a family and the place it calls home.
-- A diverse look at a wide variety of family homes.
-- Includes floor plans, color illustrations, and more than 200 photographs.
-- Cloth edition has sold more than 40,000 copies since publication.
Adapting the concepts of "The New Cottage Home" for the family, this lavishly illustrated guide is full of innovative solutions for designing and personalizing one's home. 250 color photos. Illustrations.
These days, home is often the only place to relax, excape anxiety, and enjoy time with your family. It's no wonder more people are now spending more money and time on their home and its comforts.
Recognizing this trend, author Jim Tolpin asked some of the country's top residential architects for examples of homes designed specifically with families in mind. You'll find homes here for traditional, single-parent, blended, and extended families. You'll find layouts that are flexible and rooms that can adapt to different uses over time as the family's needs change. There are inspiring color photographs and floor plans for 25 different homes.
About the Author
Jim Tolpin has been a woodworker for more than 30 years and has written a dozen books on the subject, selling more than 750,000 copies. He teaches woodworking for a living at his school, The Port Townsend School of Woodworking.