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House to Ourselves Reinventing Home Once the Kids Are Grown

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ISBN-10: 1561584908

ISBN-13: 9781561584901

Edition: 2004

Authors: Todd Lawson, Tom Connor

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When the kids leave the nest many couples are suddenly free of many of the constraints that tied them to a particular house or neighborhood. It's a time of new opportunities, an exciting time to rethink the very concept of home to suit changing needs and interests. In The House to Ourselves, authors Lawson and Connor take you on a tour of 20 homes designed for this joyous and liberating phase in life, when couples can have the home they've always dreamed of. These homes reflect the many opportunities available for empty-nesters, whether renovating an existing home, staying in a beloved neighborhood but building a new house, or creating a new home in an entirely new community. Throughout the…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 9.25" wide x 10.88" long x 0.89" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Todd Lawson is Professor of Islamic Thought at the University of Toronto in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations.

Tom Connor writes about houses and home design for The New York Times "Home," "Real Estate," and "Magazine" sections, and for other publications including House and Garden and Connecticut Magazine. He lives in Southport, Connecticut.

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