Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
Good House Parts and A House on the Water
Two books each deliver 224 pages of photographs and explanations of very specific design ideas, and six keys to design.
Wedlick focuses on innovative window uses, strong entries, interior and exterior material choices, functional yet beautiful storage, and more, encouraging readers to mix and match styles and ideas.
Another Taunton book, A House on the Water: Inspiration for Living at the Water's Edge, showcases 24 waterfront homes in 224 pages. Robert Knight, also an architect, outlines six design keys: siting and massing, the approach (paths from land and water), framing views, gracious transitions and outdoor spaces, cohesive interior design, and wedding a house to its site.
Both books can be ordered through www.HousingZone.com/store.