Suggested Reading & Links

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General Reading
Universal Design
Sharing Your Home with a Dog
What Makes Sense?
Getting Started
Room by Room
Construction 101
Cohousing
Building Green
Spotlight Houses

   
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General Reading  
 

"A Field Guide to American Houses," by Virginia McAlester & Lee McAlester, Knopf, 1998

 
 

"A Good House Is Never Done," by John Wheatman, Conari Press, 2002

 
 

"American House Styles: A Concise Guide," by John Milnes Baker, W.W. Norton & Company, 1994

 
 

"Architecture, Art, Parallels, and Connections," by Barry Berkus, Watson-Guptill, 2000

 
 

"Better Houses, Better Living," by Myron Ferguson, Home User Press, 2004

 
 

“Inside the Not So Big House,” by Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo, Taunton Press, 2005

 
 

“Home by Design,” by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 2004

 
 

"Creating the Not So Big House," by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 2000

 
 

"Homing Instinct: Using Your Lifestyle to Design and Build Your Home," by John Connell, McGraw Hill, 1998

 
 

"Meditations on Design," by John Wheatman, Conari Press, 2000

 
 

"Not So Big House Solutions," by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 2002

 
 

"Patterns of Home," by Max Jacobson, Murray Silverstein and Barbara Winslow, Taunton Press, 2002

 
 

"The Distinctive Home: A Vision of Timeless Design," by Jeremiah Eck, American Institute of Architects and Taunton Press, 2003

 
 

"The Healing House: How Living in the Right House Can Heal You Spiritually, Emotionally, and Physically," by Barbara Bannon Harwood, Hay House, 1997

 
 

"The Not So Big House," by Sarah Susanka, Taunton Press, 1998

 
 

"The Timber-Frame Home," by Tedd Benson, Taunton Press, 1997

 
 

"Timberframe: The Art and Craft of the Post-and-Beam Home," by Tedd Benson, Taunton Press, 2001

 
   
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Universal Design  
 

"ElderHouse: Planning Your Best Home Ever," by Adelaide Altman, Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2002

 
 

"Products and Plans for Universal Homes," published by Home Planners, LLC., 2000

 
 

"Universal Kitchen and Bathroom Planning: Design that Adapts to People," by Mary Jo Peterson, McGraw Hill, 1998

 
   
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Sharing Your Home with a Dog  
 

"Animal House Style: Designing a Home to Share with Your Pets," by Julia Szabo, Bulfinch Press, 2001

 
 

"Choosing a Dog for Dummies," by Chris Walkowicz, Hungry Minds, Inc., 2001

 
 

"Dogs Behaving Badly: An A to Z Guide to Understand & Curing Behavior Problems in Dogs," by Dr. Nicholas Dodman, Bantam Paperback Books, 2000

 
 

"If Only They Could Speak: Stories About Pets and Their People," by Nicholas Dodman, W.W. Norton & Company, 2002

 
 

"The Good Life: Your Dog's First Year," by Mordecai Siegal and Matthew Margolis, Simon & Schuster, 2002

 
   
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What Makes Sense?  
 

“Last Harvest” (How A Cornfield Became New Daleville — Real Estate Development in America), by Witold Rybczynski, Scribner, 2007

 
 

“The Most Beautiful House in the World,” by Witold Rybczynski, Viking Penguin, 1989

 
 

“Home, A Short History of an Idea,” by Witold Rybczynski, Viking Penguin, 1986

 
 

"The New Family Home," by Jim Tolpin and Mary Lathrop, Taunton Press, 2000

 
   
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"How We Decide," by Jonah Lehrer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009

 
   
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Room by Room  
 

"Color in Your Home," by Tessa Evelegh, North Light Books, 1999

 
 

"Decorating Basics: Styles, Colors and Furnishings," Meredith Books, 2001

 
 

"Decorating with Color, The Best of Martha Stewart Living," Clarkson Potter, 2002

 
 

"How to Decorate, The Best of Martha Stewart Living," Clarkson Potter, 1996

 
 

"Straight Talk on Decorating," by Lynette Jennings, Meredith Books, 2002

 
  Wine Cellar and Storage

 
 

"Closets: Designing and Organizing the Personalized Closet," by Patricia Coen and Bryan Milford, Grove Press, 1988

 
 

"Home Storage Idea Book," by Joanne Kellar Bouknight, Taunton Press, 2002

 
 

"How to Build a Wine Cellar," by Richard Gold, self-published, available on amazon.com

 
 

"Right Storage: Organizing Essentials for the Home," by Lisa Skolnik, Rockport, 2001

 
  Kitchen

 
 

"Stain Removal Guide: For Stone, Tile and Concrete," by Fred Hueston (407) 834-4800

 
  Bedrooms

 
 

"Closets: Designing and Organizing the Personalized Closet," by Patricia Coen and Bryan Milford, Grove Press, 1988

 
  Home Office

 
 

"At Work At Home," by Neal Zimmerman, Taunton Press, 2001

 
 

"Practical Home Office Solutions," by Marilyn Zelinsky, McGraw Hill, 1999

 
  Garage

 
 

"Garage: Reinventing the Place We Park," by Kira Obolensky, Taunton Press, 2001

 
  Accessorize

 
 

"Rethinking Sitting," by Peter Opsvik, W. W. Norton, 2009

 
   
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Construction 101  
 

"Better Houses, Better Living," by Myron Ferguson, Home User Press, 2004

 
 

"Home Lighting," by the editors of Sunset books and magazines, 1999

 
 

"How Your House Works," by Dan Vendervort, Ballantine Books, 1997

 
 

"Residential Windows: A Guide to New Technologies and Energy Performance," by John Carmody, Stephen Selkowitz and Lisa Heschong, W.W. Norton, 1996

 
 

"The Slate Roof Bible: Everything You Want to Know About Slate Roofs Including How to Keep Them Alive for Centuries," by Joseph Jenkins, Chelsea Green Publishing, 1997

 
 

"The Timber-Frame Home," by Tedd Benson, Taunton Press, 1997

 
 

"The Walls Around Us: A Thinking Person's Guide to How a House Works," by David Owen, Vintage Books, 1992

 
 

"Timberframe: The Art and Craft of the Post-and- Beam Home," by Tedd Benson, Taunton Press, 2001

 
   
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Cohousing  
 

"Cohousing: A Contemporary Approach to Housing Ourselves," by Kathryn McCamant and Charles Durrett, Ten Speed Press, 1994

 
 

"The Cohousing Handbook," by Chris Hanson, Hartley & Marks, 1996

 
   
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Building Green  
 

"Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization" (Third Edition), by Lester R. Brown, W. W. Norton and Co., 2008

 
 

"Greed to Green: The Transformation of an Industry and a Life," by David Gottfried, Worldbuild Technologies, 2004

 
 

"Green by Design: Creating A Home for Sustainable Living," by Angela Dean, Gibbs Smith, 2003

 
 

“The New Consumer: the Influence of Affluence on The Environment,” by Norman Myers and Jennifer Kent, Island City Press, 2004

 
 

“Green Remodeling,” by David Johnston and Kim Master, New Society Press, 2004

 
 

“Green Building Products,” by Alex Wilson and Mark Piepkorn, New Society Press, 2007 Edition

 
   
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Spotlight Houses

 
 

“The Glass House,” National Trust for Historic Preservation, Assouline, 2008

 
 

“Philip Johnson: Life and Work,” by Franz Schulze, Knopf, 1994

 
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