Building Your Dream House

Author: William Perkins Spence

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402700866

Category: Architecture

Page: 463

View: 3197

“Provides the essentials for home building and remodeling from start to finish.”—Publishers Weekly. “Walks readers through the entire construction process...with photos and drawings; a gallery of 25 dream homes highlights a number of design possibilities and floor plans....[It provides] the information needed to make intelligent decisions and get the most out of a budget. Recommended.”—Library Journal.

Marco Frascari's Dream House

A Theory of Imagination

Author: Marco Frascari,Federica Goffi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317280156

Category: Architecture

Page: 212

View: 3633

This previously unpublished work is essential reading for anyone who has followed Marco Frascari’s scholarship and teachings over the last three decades. It also provides the perfect introduction for anyone new to his writings. As ever, Frascari does not offer prescriptive tools and frameworks to enact his theories of drawing and imagination; instead, he teaches how to build one’s own through individual practice. An illuminating introduction places the text in a wider context, providing the reader with a fascinating and important context and understanding to this posthumous work. Frascari's sketchbooks are reproduced faithfully in full colour to provide the reader with a remarkable insight into the design process of this influential mind.

Dream House

Author: Rochelle Krich

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345469836

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2366

DREAM HOUSE A Novel of Suspense Rochelle Krich National bestselling author of Blues in the Night Friday, October 31. 9:37 P.M., 100 block of South Martel. A vandal threw a pumpkin through the front window of a house and several eggs at the front door. The police report read like just another Halloween prank–a nasty, petty act. But the attack is one in a recent spate of increasingly violent vandalisms targeting residents who have paid millions of dollars for their dream homes in the ritziest enclaves of Los Angeles. Residents are already seething, hotly divided about the growing number of Historical Architectural Restoration and Preservation (HARP) boards that prevent homeowners from remodeling their expensive real estate, forcing them to preserve the traditional integrity of neighborhoods where Hollywood legends once lived. So impassioned are pro-and anti-HARP forces that Crime Sheet columnist Molly Blume suspects that members from both side of the debate may perpetrating the vandalism that claims new victims almost daily. But the arson that destroys an empty house on Fuller Street doesn’t fit the pattern. This beautiful property belongs to Margaret Reston and her husband, Hank; and the sick old man who dies when it burns is Margaret’s father. Margaret herself has disappeared. She was last seen working in her garden five months ago–and although traces of her blood were found in her car, the police have no idea what has happened to the missing woman. This intrigue all makes good copy for hard-hitting newshound Molly. Almost in love again with the high-school sweetheart who dumped her and is now a rabbi, Molly can’t stop thinking about Margaret and Hank Reston and the old man whose life was tragically, though accidentally, cut short. But was it an accident? What has happened to Margaret Reston? Where does malice end and evil begin? In her second Molly Blume chiller, award-winning novelist Rochelle Krich takes us right inside L.A.’s most exclusive neighborhoods and into the elegant old houses whose wrought-iron fences and barred windows offer scant protection from violence. Even in a dream house, life can turn nightmarish in a heartbeat. Rochelle Krich is the author of many acclaimed novels of suspense, including Blues in the Night (which introduced Molly Blume), Shadows of Sin, Dead Air, Blood Money, and Fertile Ground. An Anthony Award winner for her debut novel, Where’s Mommy Now? (which was adapted as the TV movie Perfect Alibi), Ms. Krich now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their children. Visit Rochelle Krich’s Web site at Praise for Rochelle Krich and Blues in the Night “Blues in the Night is superb. . . . Molly Blume is a fresh new presence on the mystery scene. . . . Smart, resourceful, and curious–not much escapes her.” –SUE GRAFTON “One of America’s finest suspense novelists.” –CAROLYN HART “Molly investigates with both thoroughness and compassion, making this new sleuth worth her salt.” –The New York Times Book Review “An authentic, first-rate book . . . [that] demonstrates once again why she has won for herself an important place in the pantheon of outstanding mystery writers.” –Jerusalem Post “Smoothly written . . . A charming new series . . . Skillfully plotted, with a satisfying solution.” –Milwaukee Journal “An unqualified winner.” –Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine From the Hardcover edition.

A Dream House

Exploring the Literary Homes of England

Author: Carol Chernega

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457502461

Category: Travel

Page: 142

View: 9129

How often have you strolled through the villages of Sense and Sensibility, climbed the windswept moors of Wuthering Heights, or raced down dangerous alleys in Oliver Twist's London? These classics are memorable because their authors used their own homes and surroundings to create them. A Dream House takes you on a journey to the homes of sixteen English writers. Each chapter includes a brief biography of the author (or authors) that lived in that home, how the home or countryside was used in various books, what you'll find when you tour the house, and travel directions. Follow Carol Chernega as she admires the table where Jane Austen polished her masterpieces, explores the boathouse that was the inspiration for Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly, and meets Tricki Woo and Mrs. Pomfrey in James Herriot's surgery. Whether you're an armchair traveler or planning a trip, Carol's humorous adventures and thoughtful insights will entice you into entering the world of literary England. Carol Chernega worked in Jane Austen's garden in Chawton, England as part of her grant as the first recipient of the International Visitor Program for the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA). She also worked for the Chawton House Library and the Jane Austen Society of the United Kingdom. Carol has visited England over twenty times since 1997, including two stints as a tour leader for trips to the Chelsea Flower Show. This gives her plenty of material for her lectures on Jane Austen, gardening, and England, including lecturing at JASNA's national conference. As the English garden editor of BellaOnline, she writes a column on creating an English garden, and has written a booklet on the subject. Carol owns One Garden at a Time, a garden maintenance business near Pittsburgh, PA. She specializes in English gardens and pruning. She's produced a DVD called Pruning Shrubs with Your Personal Gardener, which is available on her web site

The Dream House

Author: Rachel Hore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471127168

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2467

Everyone has a dream of their perfect house - in the heart of the countryside, or perhaps a stately residence in the middle of a wonderful city? For Kate Hutchinson, the move to Suffolk from the tiny, noisy London terrace she shares with her husband Simon and their two young children was almost enough to make her dreams come true. Space, peace, a measured, rural pace of life have a far greater pull for Kate than the constantly overflowing in-tray on her desk at work. Moving in with her mother-in-law must surely be only a temporary measure before the estate agent's details of the perfect house fall through the letterbox. But when Kate, out walking one evening, stumbles upon the house of her dreams, a beautiful place, full of memories, it is tantalizingly out of her reach. Its owner is the frail elderly Agnes, whose story - as it unravels - echoes so much of Kate's own. And Kate comes to realize how uncertain and unsettling even a life built on dreams can be - wherever you are, at whatever time you are living and whoever you are with.

Buying Your Dream House

Or How to Survive Buying and Selling

Author: Rubi Red

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469187868

Category: Self-Help

Page: 76

View: 2412

This humourous tongue-in-cheek tale is a how to survive manual for all those who venture, in blissful innocence, into this particular hell-on-earth, and to guide them - but not by example! - in avoiding the ever-present and terrifying perils of all those who fi nd their new Dream House and must therefore "MOVE HOUSE!"

Create your dream house and garden

52 brilliant little ideas for big home improvements

Author: Lizzie O'Prey,Anna Marsden,Jem Cook,Mark Hillsdon

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 190751807X

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 2278

Millions of us want to improve our home and surroundings, and there’s a ton of advice out there to help us; a never-ending avalanche of books, magazines, websites and TV programmes. But who’s got the time to wade through this lot to sift the stuff that works from what doesn't? What we need are failsafe short cuts to turning our run-of-the-mill house into our dream home, complete with the perfect garden. Create your dream house and garden is the indispensable guide to turning your property into your dream residence, inside and out. Packed with down-to-earth, simple and effective advice, Create your dream house and garden will help you make the most of your house and garden so you can feel truly at home. Create your dream house and garden is compact, inspiring to read and fantastic value.

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Author: Eric Hodgins,William Steig

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743262323

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3607

Mr. Blandings and his wife, buy an old farmhouse, unaware of the costly and unforseen repercussions of their decision.

Dream House

A Memoir

Author: Charlotte Nekola

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 175

View: 5601

In the tradition of Jill Kerr Conway's The Road from Coorain and Tobias Wolff's This Boy's Life, this girl's life of the 1950s is a deeply moving family memoir. Nekota writes in eloquent translucent prose about a time when it was important to crease your khakis, shine the fins on your car, and plant colorful flowers in front of your suburban home. But her story contradicts this vision of families as well kept as their lawns. Nekola's is a woman's take on an era when men were men and women stayed close to home. Dad is in love with travel and, when not away on business trips, leaves home through his nightly cocktails. Mom collects recipes, having forsaken a career as a teacher. She dreams of writing children's books, but can't find a free moment to transfer the stories from her mind to paper. While the children glimpse the magic of childhood - getting up in the middle of the night to see an eclipse, finding possums in the backyard - they feel the disquieting reverberations of loss and longing. This family memoir looks at what might have been lost in the struggle to "move up." It explores the cost of what was left unsaid by the "silent generation, " and what the cost was for their children - from becoming pregnant and marrying young to dropping out and becoming hippies. Nekola speaks compassionately of her family torn apart by alcoholism, early death, and homelessness. Through writing, through caring, she charts a path for others to rethink their lives and the lives of their families.