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Home by Design: Transforming Your House Into Home

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Sarah Susanka
Taunton Press 2004
hardbound, 9.5"x11.75", 246 pages

This complex and special book builds on Christopher Alexander's Pattern Language by explaining the language of architecture itself in the contemporary American home. Sarah explains how to transform your house into home with 27 easy to grasp concepts illustrated in photos from 30 homes she selected from 200 applicants. There is a reason why Sarah's other books have been so successful: she writes well and the ideas she puts forth are significant.

Anyone preparing to build new home should consume this entire book before committing dollars and sense to actual construction. The concepts are fundamental and enduring.

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