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Nice House
by Samuel G. White


Overview - "White's project descriptions are lucid, brief and hype-free, and they come stocked with floor plans. He describes terrain contours, materials and palette choices and circulation patterns...This is a practical yet mouthwatering and aspirational study of architects helping people honor the streetscape, keep properties saleable and upgrade their home life by several respectable notches." -- Period Homes

"What makes a house nice?  Read more...


 
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Overview
"White's project descriptions are lucid, brief and hype-free, and they come stocked with floor plans. He describes terrain contours, materials and palette choices and circulation patterns...This is a practical yet mouthwatering and aspirational study of architects helping people honor the streetscape, keep properties saleable and upgrade their home life by several respectable notches." -- Period Homes

"What makes a house nice? Architect Samuel G. White tells us: Nice houses aren't too big or too formal. They are neighborly, with harmonious proportions. They have inviting spots in which to read a book, take a nap or cook.." --New York Newsday

This is a book of houses where we all would like to live. The locations are diverse--New England, Long Island, Pennsylvania, California--and the architecture encompasses both traditional and contemporary vocabulary. What links them is their livable scale and the architect's commitment to creating congenial spaces with a handsome and functional design. They are unassuming dwellings whose architecture moves easily to the background, supporting comfortable furniture, works of art from a variety of periods and styles, and the plantings and outdoor spaces that are essential to the composition.

These houses display grace and style inside and out. They invite a full range of activities from formal to informal, from celebration to repose, from a solitary existence to a house full of children or guests. These houses have good places to read a book or write a letter, to take a nap, and to cook and eat with family and friends.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781580932875
  • ISBN-10: 1580932878
  • Publisher: Monacelli Press
  • Publish Date: October 2010
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 9.42 x 9.68 x 1.07 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.04 pounds


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