Hardcover: 266 pages
Publisher: Taunton Press; First Edition edition (October 1, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1 x 11.1 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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Wonderful book. As a homeowner and dreamer of owning an old house that may include plans for an addition, I was very much interested in learning the details of such an undertaking. This beautifully done book book provided me with the understanding to begin the process (at least in my mind for now!)with it's thoughtful consideration of different styles/architecture and how people once lived in these wonderful homes of the time vs how we live today and why the consideration of an addition to many old homes comes into play. I appreciate how chapters on old home additions reveal the history of the process from beginning to end and within the pages are some really great stories. I also found useful the chapters detailing the various materials used in construction of older historical and/or historic homes(there is a difference between the two and the book explains what that is). The author provides photos and insight into examples of ill planned/poorly conceived additions for the reader to see and gain a sense of why they don't work which I found very helpful.As an aside I live less than 2 miles from the Federal Style house in Marshalton, PA. I have driven by this magnificent home in it's country setting many times and it is interesting that I always sensed there was something about the house that intrigued me- since it appears that the entrance to the original drive was at a different location on the street at one time and at some point may have been planted with Spruce trees. I could not put my finger on it but as I looked at the old entrance in juxtaposition to the facade of the home at it now sits something of a question mark came into my mind. After reading Mr.
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