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xx   HOUSE

Special issue: Integrative design. Housing options for the 1980's.

Eight pages of photos and text describe a Better Homes & Garden "Idea" home that has been constructed in Kohler, Wisconsin. Plans can be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1973 (v.51#11) pg. 56

Eight pages show four ways to customize a basic house plan to meet individual family needs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1974 (v.52#2) pg. 40

A look at three unusual house designs from a planned community in Bodega Bay, California.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1974 (v.52#9) pg. 50

Six pages show a Kingsberry Homes house designed in cooperation with Better Homes and Gardens. Article sets forth guidelines by which you can rate any house. Part of BH&G"s "What makes a good house great?" search.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1976 (v.54#2) pg. 44

A look at a small house that meets Better Homes & Gardens criteria of excellence. House plans are available.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1976 (v.54#4) pg. 52

An affordable house you can rearrange. A 1,600-square-foot house developed by BH&G and the American Plywood Assn. that can be built for $36,000. Three of the alternatives for floor plan are shown. House plan is available from BH&G.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1976 (v.54#9) pg. 74

Criteria for barrier-free rooms for the disabled and wheelchair-bound.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1979 (v.57#3) pg. 32

A blueprint for success. Hiring an architect to design and oversee your renovation. Some tips.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1988 (v.11#10) pg. 54

Rooms with a preview. A review of 18 low-cost computer-aided design (CAD) programs for home construction and renovation.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1997 (v.20#6) pg. 52

When and how to use architects and engineers for major housing rehabilitation projects.
COST CUTS Mar-Apr 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 1

How to make a new house look old. Advice from the experts.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Apr 1992 (v.23#2) pg. 44

Architectural design concepts that can save home energy.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #193 Oct 1978 (v.28#8) pg. 34

Housing: the shape of things to come. A look at foamed dome, log cabin, precut, manufactured, transposed, steel frame, geodesic dome, and earth-sheltered homes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #235 Jan 1983 (v.33#1) pg. 27

Four elements of designing and planning your new house. How to list and sketch out what your building requires to satisfy your needs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #1 Feb-Mar 1981 pg. 24

Redwood classic house in northern California is built from massive redwood timbers salvaged from railroad trestles and water tank supports. Design by David Clayton.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #1 Feb-Mar 1981 pg. 52

Variation on the design for "The Little House" by architect Leslie Armstrong.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #1 Feb-Mar 1981 pg. 56

Bernard Maybeck's 1937 California house (Wallen II house in San Francisco) combines quality with economical construction.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #2 Apr-May 1981 pg. 18

Description of a large 16-room three-story house built for $13,600 in 1970 and could be built for $26,850 in 1981.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #2 Apr-May 1981 pg. 26

A matrix of six design variables helps design a house you can afford.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #3 Jun-Jul 1981 pg. 44

Florida cracker house uses a rooftop belvedere (a type of cupola) to create natural ventilation during the summer.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #3 Jun-Jul 1981 pg. 56

Profile of the Rudolph M. Schindler Kings Road house in West Hollywood California.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 26

Bow-Cot and the Honeymoon Cottage. Two experimental stone houses by New York architect Ernest Flagg.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #5 Oct-Nov 1981 pg. 28

Fonthill. Description and construction details of the unorthodox concrete house built by Henry Chapman Mercer in Doylestown PA in 1908.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 28

Rhode Island stone-ender. Description of the design and construction of Armand LaMontagne's 17th-century style house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 42

House of steel and salvage. One-story tetrahedron-shape house combines wood and steel framing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 48

Home access for the handicapped. Design considerations to keep in mind when building a house for a handicapped person.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 51

Sticks and stones. A house handbuilt from red cedar and basalt in the Pacific Northwest. A structural chimney cylinder is a key support for roof.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 22

Octagon house. Local materials and a cooperative designer kept costs down for this roughsawn example of a traditional form. Includes construction details of the "ice-house" style roof.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #9 Jun-Jul 1982 pg. 25
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 6

Alden Dow's studio and residence. Unit-block construction in the organic tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #10 Aug-Sep 1982 pg. 20

Barn house. Salvaged timber and a fieldstone facing on the block foundation, make a rustic new home. Also shows how to double nail an oak floor with both finishing nails and "antique" wrought nails.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 51

Refining your designs. Two case studies show how an architect's eye can improve a good plan.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #12 Dec 1982-Jan 1983 pg. 38

Small house in Virginia. Cantilevers, careful planning and lots of glass make this 460 sq.ft. house feel spacious.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #13 Feb-Mar 1983 pg. 64

Lloyd Wright's Sowden house. Includes details on fabricating "textile blocks", a concrete block construction system advocated by Frank Lloyd Wright and his son.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 66

At the top of the mountain. Architect Paul Schweikher uses a massive post-and-beam frame and Japanese-influenced detailing.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #16 Aug-Sep 1983 pg. 58

John Lautner's Mauer house (Los Angeles, CA). Prefab components, spatial innovation and bold engineering shaped this modern classic built in the 1940's.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #18 Dec 1983-Jan 1984 pg. 26

A house of stone and clay. 864 sq.ft. house features 2-ft. thick rock walls, leaded glass windows, and clay floor tiles. Details on building rock walls and making floor tiles by hand.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #18 Dec 1983-Jan 1984 pg. 44

Round house. A spiral-roofed retreat made of logs and stone.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #18 Dec 1983-Jan 1984 pg. 69

Climate and energy-efficient design. This chart covers fifteen important local climate factors that you should take into consideration when you are designing your house.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #21 Jun-Jul 1984 pg. 60

Building basics. What makes structures stand up. An explanation of how the laws of nature must be understood in order to design buildings.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #32 Apr-May 1986 pg. 29
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #34 Aug-Sep 1986 pg. 4

SPECIAL ISSUE. First annual issue on residential design shows ideas from architects and custom builders.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #38 Spring 1987 pg. 1

SPECIAL ISSUE. Second annual issue on residential design.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #45 Spring 1988 pg. 1

Low-cost computer-aided design. Architect describes his CAD system built around a Macintosh computer using MacPaint software.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 46

FINE HOMEBUILDING #52 Spring 1989 pg. 1

A barrier-free house. Accommodating a wheelchair calls for careful planning inside and out. Includes ideas for making every house more accessible.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 67
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #55 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 8

Stock house plans. An overview of the house plan services that are available from a variety of mail order sources.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #53 Apr-May 1989 pg. 85

Cobblestone cottage combines a two-wythe block foundation and block walls with conventional framing to form this modern version of a Cotswold cottage.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #54 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 83

Tip: Use "Post-It" note pads to represent rooms, furniture, and other items during the design process. This makes it easy to move them about, but they won't blow away.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #56 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 26

Siting a house. Proper siting and design strategies enhance energy efficiency.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #93 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 40
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #96 Jun-Jul 1995 pg. 4

Designing built-ins. One architect's rules for successfully integrating cabinets, shelves, desks, and counters into the rooms they serve.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #111 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 80

Selecting a site for a new home. How to identify a site's characteristics and select a house plan that is appropriate for the site.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #115 Apr-May 1998 pg. 36

Composing the exterior of a house so that it is visually appealing from all sides.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #119 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 40

Hiring an architect for a remodeling project. Advice from a professional.
HOME MECHANIX #741 Jan 1990 (v.86) pg. 22

How to get an affordable house. Part 1. Wickes preassembled homes.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1981 (v.6#5) pg. 38

How to get an affordable house. Part 2. Lindal Cedar Homes pre-cut packages.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1981 (v.6#6) pg. 59

Old-house glossary of architectural and decorative terms.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #640 Sep 1981 (v.77) pg. 90

Great home ideas from Thomas Jefferson's home (Monticello).
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #675 Jul 1984 (v.80) pg. 35

A look at an octagonal house built from bales of hay that kept the occupants warm through two Minnesota winters.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #58 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 41

Excerpt from "The Integral Urban House", a plan for a self-reliant, ecologically sound urban habitat on 1/8 acre.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #61 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 48

The new regional architecture. Building with sense and style. A look at 16 regions in the US and the houses designed to fit the needs of the climate and local resources.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1980 (v.1#1) pg. 80

A no-frills, no-furnace 1100 sq.ft. house built in Massachusetts that costs only $50 a year to heat. Includes double walls, super insulation, and heat exchanger.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1980 (v.1#4) pg. 47

A look at the energy-efficient kit-built homes designed by Bruce Brownell.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1980 (v.1#5) pg. 68

How to afford a new house. A special issue. A look at owner-built houses, small houses, expandable houses, kits, mortgages, learning how to build, superinsulation, salvaged building materials, etc.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1981 (v.2#2) pg. 23+

A look a the "most energy-efficient home in America".
NEW SHELTER Feb 1983 (v.4#2) pg. 8

The zero heat concept. Design ideas from a superinsulated house that is heated entirely by the occupants and waste heat from appliances and light bulbs.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1983 (v.4#9) pg. 68

Tips on professionals that can give expert advice when you are planning to build a new home or remodel an existing one. Design services, builders, remodeling contractors, kitchen and bath specialists, interior designers and architects are described and tips given on when and how to use each one.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1985 (v.6#5) pg. 24

A look at the design influences of Charles Lock Eastlake on American architecture and home decoration in the late 1800's.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1974 (v.2#8) pg. 1

A look at the architectural influence of Andrew Jackson Downing on houses built between 1850 and 1870. Part 1. Includes a summary of Downing's theories regarding the use of color in houses.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1974 (v.2#10) pg. 1

A glossary of architectural terms covering classical orders (Ionia, Doric, Tuscan, Corinthian, and Composite.)
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1974 (v.2#11) pg. 7

A look at the architectural influence of Andrew Jackson Downing on houses built between 1850 and 1870. Part 2. Includes Downing's guidelines on interior decoration.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1974 (v.2#11) pg. 8

Taking an architectural inventory of an entire neighborhood.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1976 (v.4#1) pg. 5

The Queen Anne style house. A look at basic shape, skin, windows, trim, paint, interior, and furnishings.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1977 (v.5#1) pg. 1

Tudor houses.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1977 (v.5#3) pg. 25

Late 19th century house decoration.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1977 (v.5#7) pg. 73

The Colonial Revival House. A look at the style that was popular in late 19th and early 20th centuries.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1978 (v.6#1) pg. 1

A glossary of old-house parts. Exterior features of pre-1920 homes.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1979 (v.7#5) pg. 53

Review of the Craftsman House look that was popular in the early 20th century based on the philosophy of Gustav Stickley. Also comments on the Bungalow-Mission style of the west coast by Greene and Greene. Covers interior treatments and furniture styles.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1979 (v.7#11) pg. 121

The Federal house, a guide to the history of the style.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1980 (v.8#1) pg. 1

Pattern-book architecture. A look at mail-order plans for houses that were used in the late 19th and early 20th century.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1980 (v.8#12) pg. 183

The Italian style house (Italianate house). Includes a glossary of terms and details of major architecutral elements.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1981 (v.9#1) pg. 1

Italian style decoration. A brief look at halls, parlors, mantels, floors, dining room, library, bedrooms and furniture.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1981 (v.9#2) pg. 33

Post-Victorian domestic architecture. A look at the most familiar old house styles in America.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1982 (v.10#1) pg. 1

Post-Victorian domestic architecture. The American foursquare, the most common and least understood of all of the houses built after the turn of the century.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1982 (v.10#2) pg. 29

Post-Victorian domestic architecture. The homestead house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1982 (v.10#3) pg. 55

Post-Victorian domestic architecture. The Dutch Colonial revival style.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1982 (v.10#5) pg. 99

Post-Victorian domestic architecture. The Princess Anne house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul 1982 (v.10#7) pg. 135

Post-Victorian domestic architecture. The Spanish Colonial revival style.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1982 (v.10#10) pg. 198

Post-Victorian domestic architecture. The prairie style.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1984 (v.12#1) pg. 14

Reading Victorian buildings. Appreciating the Queen Anne house. A diagram illustrates major aspects of a 16-17th century informal style house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1984 (v.12#2) pg. 49

Post-Victorian domestic architecture. The neo-Colonial house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1984 (v.12#4) pg. 73

The rise and fall of the Mansard roof, the hallmark of the Second Empire style of architecture.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug-Sep 1984 (v.12#7) pg. 132

Measuring up. How to properly measure a room (or a houseful of rooms) in order to prepare a scaled drawing.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1984 (v.12#8) pg. 172

Design elements of the 19th-century Gothic Revival architectural style.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Dec 1984 (v.12#10) pg. 226

Reading the old house. How to identify the Romanesque Revival style.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.14#1) pg. 32

Colonial-era architecture. A look at the design elements which represent the Georgian and Federal styles.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1988 (v.16#2) pg. 22
Correction OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1988 (v.16#4) pg. 10

Focus on architectural details found in American houses built by French and German immigrants.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1988 (v.16#3) pg. 48

Greek revival houses in the old Northwest Territory. A review of typical architectural details.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1988 (v.16#5) pg. 36

Architectural details of the Gothic Revival style of cottage.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1988 (v.16#6) pg. 33

The Italian style house. A guide to the three basic categories: Villa, Renaissance Revival and Italinate and their primary features.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1989 (v.17#1) pg. 49

Second-Empire house styles. How to identify them.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.17#2) pg. 48

Romanesque Revival style houses. A guide to their features.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1989 (v.17#3) pg. 42

Queen Anne style houses. Tips on how to identify them.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1989 (v.17#4) pg. 38

Shingle-style houses. Tips on how to identify them.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.17#5) pg. 41

Planbook houses, a guide to 19th century houses that were built from architectural pattern books. Tips on identifying typical designs/
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1989 (v.17#6) pg. 40

Early Colonial Revival house styles. A guide to their identification and features. Related article deals with interiors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1990 (v.18#2) pg. 45, 63

Arts and Crafts house styles. A guide to their identification and features.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1990 (v.18#3) pg. 48

The Prairie School house styles. A guide to their features.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.18#4) pg. 47

Builder Style houses of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Also called Homesteads, Foursquares, cottages, and bungalows. A guide to their identification and features.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1990 (v.18#5) pg. 45

Pre-cut houses. A guide to identifying mail-order "catalog homes" which flourished from about 1900 to 1940.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1990 (v.18#6) pg. 36

How to distinguish Colonial, Georgian, Federal and Greek Revival house styles from one another.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1996 (v.24#4) pg. 22

In search of Craftsman homes. How to recognize houses built from Gustav Stickley plans.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1996 (v.24#4) pg. 26

That which we call Victorian. House styles popular between 1865 and 1893. How to identify the house based on form, plan, materials and floor plan.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1996 (v.24#5) pg. 36

Victorians plain and popular. Two common house types and how to identify them.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1996 (v.24#6) pg. 20

Getting neighborly about preservation regulations. Advice on how to gauge the regulations and present plans for alterations to buildings within a historic district.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1996 (v.24#6) pg. 25

Two ideas for protecting blueprints and other important documents on the jobsite.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1997 (v.25#1) pg. 16

How to identify houses that were built in the Craftsman style.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1997 (v.25#6) pg. 20

Design and location considerations when trying to build an energy-saving house.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1977 (v.148#5) pg. 124

1981 home ideas guide.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1981 (v.155#4) pg. 133

Two-story prebuilt house uses a wide-open floor plan and open stairwell to heat the entire house with a single, centrally-placed wood stove. Conventional system of ducts moves the heated air to all rooms.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1980 (v.217#1) pg. 92

How to think like an architect. Tips on how to redesign your home creatively.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Apr 1987 (v.2#4) pg. 32

A home for life. Start planning today for the home you'll want in later years. Planning for wheelchair access, low maintenance, ease of movement, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1987 (v.2#6) pg. 35

Pattern spaces for family living. A revolutionary new approach to the way we design, build, and live in our homes. An introduction to the concept of "living patterns" which exist in American homes and their impact on architecture, life style, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Nov-Dec 1988 (v.3#9) pg. 46

Suggestions on traditional vs. unconventional floor plans and changes that can be made to save money and gain flexibility.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Dec 1989-Jan 1990 (v.4#9) pg. 30

Tips on selecting and working with an architect.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Dec 1989-Jan 1990 (v.4#9) pg. 46

A summary of tools that help visualize what a finished house or remodeling project will look like.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Dec 1989-Jan 1990 (v.4#9) pg. 54

A look at a multilevel house built three-stories high from 12-foot square modules stacked like blocks. Exterior is corrugated metal skin with acrylic bubble windows.
SUNSET Mar 1977 (v.158#3) pg. 84

A look at an 850-sq ft house built using corrugated steel and designed to be built by amateur builders in one month for $10 per square foot.
SUNSET Jul 1977 (v.159#1) pg. 74

How to choose and work with an architect.
SUNSET Nov 1982 (v.169#5) pg. 115

Working with an architect. How fees are structured. How to work as a team. How to get the most from the relationship.
SUNSET Aug 1990 (v.185#2) pg. 88

A homeowner's guide to understanding blueprint basics (plans, elevations and sections).
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #810 Nov 1996 (v.92) pg. 26

How and when to hire a professional architect.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #833 Mar 1999 (v.95) pg. 14