AMERICA'S BEST SMALL HOUSES by William J.- Ed. Hennessey
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A jury of architectural photographers made the selection of these forty American houses of recent construction, and costing between $6,000 and $15,000. This seems an answer to prayer today, when houses below the $15,000 figure are the dream of many homeless people. Here is tangible proof, in a variety of types, built for actual living, and individually proved as meeting certain standards. The regional problems involved, upkeep, city or suburban locale, economy of heating and insulation, flexibility of planning to meet individual family needs and to provide for expansion, all of these factors make this an unusual and practical collection of plans. For each house, there is descriptive text, plus exterior and interior photographs, detailed floor plans with dimensions, an outline specification of materials, and building costs. There are houses from all parts of the country; houses built of cinder block, cement, clapboard, stone and shingle; there's a solar house, there's almost pure New England, there are modern houses and traditional houses. A fine piece of book making for an excellent handbook for aspiring homebuilders.

Publisher: Viking