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        Product Description-Creating a New Old House (American
                          Institute Architects)
  Anyone who yearns for an older home--but is daunted by the prospect of owning one--will love this book. Through inspiring
photographs and engaging text, the author describes what gives traditional homes their enduring appeal. The houses illustrate
the creative work of architects, builders, and craftsmen who are forging the movement toward building new homes that capture
   an old-home sensibility.- Versaci identifies Eight Pillars of Traditional Design that create a solid foundation for combining
 authentic, traditional design with livability to create homes that feel old yet live new.- Features a vast array of new, old-house
                                  styles--from colonials to farmhouses--from all over the country.



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Customer Reviews:
319 of 323 people found the following review helpful

Traditional Aesthetics with Modern Conveniences, November 28, 2003 By Catherine "Mom" (USA)
This review is from: Creating a New Old House (American Institute Architects) (Hardcover) I have an academic and working
background in architectural design, and I recently began designing a house for myself and my family for the very first time. While
having a pretty solid education in modern architecture, I confess to have always been in love with more traditional design
aesthetics and architectural history. A few months ago, I was searching for a book like this to aid in designing my home, but I
could NOT find anything like this. I wanted a home that was rich in architectural tradition yet the home design also had to meet
modern day demands in space and utility. I was ecstatic to come across a review for this book at another website announcing
the book's publishing date. . . I was concerned at first that this book would be nothing but SLICK coffee table fodder because of
the beautiful pictures, but upon receiving the book, I found the book to contain pertinent information that guides the
reader/designer on how to accomplish a design that integrates traditional...


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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful Great source of inspirations. Great photographs., February 29, 2004
By Natalie Norris "mainecoast mama" (Maine)
  This review is from: Creating a New Old House (American Institute Architects) (Hardcover) I love older homes. And when it
came to renovating our newer home we were challenged to put the old into the new. I've been a magazine junkie, culling
pictures here and there. But this book is a one-stop shop for classic American styles and details. I love that these houses are
not lavishly large (for the most part) but intimate. The strength is in their high quality details.My husband and I really love this
book. We have been able to visually resolve some ideas about mantels, flooring, and window styles to compliment our New
England home. The side bars and floor plans are easy to follow. And notice how light plays in the interiors. Sumptuous! (I just
wish I could find an old stlye interior pattern book, complete with example photos, dates and locations. Hint, hint!)
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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
FINE BOOK - WONDERFUL PICS - INSIGHTFUL WRITING, January 31, 2004 By "rhodepersona" (WARREN, RI United
States)
This review is from: Creating a New Old House (American Institute Architects) (Hardcover) As we all look for something
authentic in a country washed over in a sea of fakery and bogus iconography; it is refreshing to see that there are artists and
crafts people (and architects) still capable of creating space that is authentic. This is a book for anyone who is considering
creating a space that is populated by not just a lot of "authentic looking" details but details that reflect the substance of the
structure itself. The structures that are reviewed are not multimillion dollar, 45,000 sq. ft. mansions; rather they are a mix chosen
for illustrating Versaci's message.I read this book and as I embark on yet another new home building project feel a real sense of
excitement. Time to find myself an architect who share's Versaci's enthusiasm for an authentic American architecture that is true
to itself right down to the foundation.If you are looking around your home and it appears visually shallow this book will be a real
watershed for your vision of the...

				
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