This is for the prospective home builder and the author makes a contribution to a much discussed problem which is, to me, refreshingly new. He goes into the problem of the basis on which the building is to be done, casting his own vote for using an architect and doing it as the soundest thing economically. Then he goes on to show how to sort out your own desires, for presentation to the architect, and includes questionnaires which are suggestive and constructive, taking a house room by room, closet by closet, going into matters such as materials, lighting, decoration, etc. His theory is that a house should be built from inside out, and the needs analyzed from the angle of the family, the occupants, the uses and the possessions, immediate and prospective. So far, so good -- excellent. In the matter of working out of details, he is ultra-modern in many of his recommendations, and disastrously extravagant, for those who cannot eliminate as they read. But his last section on sane financing saves the day here too. Good book for special customer.