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Books About House Styles, Architecture, Home Design & Home Planning Ideas

Notes on the Synthesis of Form by Christopher Alexander - Harvard University Press
Notes on the Synthesis of Form

The Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander
The Timeless Way of Building

The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live - by Sarah Susanka
The Not So Big House

Build It Right!: What to Look for in Your New Home by Myron E. Ferguson
Build It Right!

The Home Design Handbook: The Essential Planning Guide for Building, Buying, or Remodeling a Home
by June Cotner Myrvang, Steve Myrvang (Contributor)
The Home Design Handbook

The Complete Guide to Designing Your Own Home by Scott T. Ballard
The Complete Guide to Designing Your Own Home

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Feng Shui: The Complete Guide to the Art and Practice of Feng Shui - by Lillian Too
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Feng Shui:

Great Kitchens: At Home With America's Top Chefs by Ellen. Whitaker, Colleen Mahoney, Wendy A. Jordan
Great Kitchens

The New Cottage Home
The New Cottage Home

America's Painted Ladies
America's Painted Ladies

The information contained in this collection of books will help you learn about different house styles and the home design process. They contain examples of good, and not so good, design ideas that you may want to consider when designing your own home. Building a house in which you will enjoy living starts with the knowledge of form and function. And, the knowledge of specific design features will allow you to create an environment that will meet the needs and wants of the people who will be living there.

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