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by Jeremiah Eck
Jeremiah Eck believes that a distinctive home is the result of a balance between site, floor plan, exterior elements, and interior details. In The Distinctive Home, he describes the significance of each of the four elements and provides numerous examples of good design for each. Included are images and descriptions of 50 houses (ten of them the author's own designs) that ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published February 14th 2003 by Taunton Press
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Jun 28, 2009 Jill rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Noone.
Recommended to Jill by: Sarah Susanka (her website)
While this book has some good ideas, I found it hard to read through; it seemed as though he just repeated himself over and over again. It became annoying and prompted me to skim the rest. The other thing that bugged me was how almost 95% of the homes covered were in a rural setting with magnificent views. I wish he would have covered more of the suburban setting and offered some solutions for those situations. When setting a house in a suburban situation, you don't have 3,4, or 20 acres to ...more