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Good House Hunting 20 Steps to Your Dream Home

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ISBN-10: 0060779950

ISBN-13: 9780060779955

Edition: 2005

Authors: Dennis Wedlick, Philip Langdon

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/31/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

In 1998 The New York Times declared Dennis Wedlick a "rising star in architecture." This rise has continued with the growing success of his firm, Dennis Wedlick Architect LLC, (www.denniswedlick.com). Known for creating striking, sustainable homes and buildings, the firm has received national recognition from the media and the design community. The author of The Good Home, Designing the Good Home, and Good House Parts, Wedlick also lectures around the country on subjects ranging from specific architectural styles to sustainable design.

Dream Home Planning
Introduction: Writing the Narrative of Your Dream
What Dreams Are Made Of
Exploring Practical Needs
Maximizing Creative Resources
Planning Long-term
20 Steps to the Dream Home
Discovering Your Dream Location
Setting the Price Range
Starting the Search
Tuning Your Senses
Seeing Yourself There
Narrowing In on Locations
Seeing the Dream Home Potential
Assessing What's Out There
Judging a Home by Its Cover: The Exterior
Seeing Beyond the Sofa: The Interior
Looking Behind the Walls: The Systems
Evaluating the Attributes: Positives and Negatives
Making the Dream Home Come True
Fulfilling the Wish List
Fine-tuning the Specifications
Building Upon the Strengths
Achieving Dreams by Making Minor Adjustments
Performing Total Transformations
Addressing the Tricky Stuff
Weathering the Storm of Construction Work
Knowing "When to Leave Well Enough Alone"
Recognizing Healthy Environments
Understanding What the Government Has to Say
Keeping the Faith
Index