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What elevates a house to best-of-class status? Find out in this insider's look at more than fifty award-winning homes designed by nearly three dozen A plus American architects. Regardless of their size or design style, the best new and remodeled homes share common traits. They deliver eminently livable space that can accommodate nearly any lifestyle event. They respect and relate to the natural environment. They take on the personalities of their owners. And they are works of art that no one will ever want to tear down -- the ultimate test of sustainability. Comprehensive in scope, this book profiles a wide variety of extraordinary homes -- from urban infill to custom homes, suburban remodels, seaside cottages, and subdivision housing. It distills their broad patterns and refined details into practical lessons with endless applications, making it an inspirational guide for designers, builders, and anyone planning their own dream home.

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Boyce Thompson

Boyce Thompson is an award-winning writer and editor. His latest book, Designing for Disaster, received a gold award in the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards. His first book, The New New Home, was named book of the year by the National Association of Real Estate Editors.Thompson is the founding editor of business titles such as Residential Architect, Digital Home, ProSales, Big Builder, Developer, and ihousing magazines. He directed the editorial content of Multifamily Executive, Affordable Housing Finance, and Apartment Finance Today magazines.For 17 years, Thompson served as editorial director of Builder magazine, the flagship magazine for the residential construction industry. Builder in 2010 was named the best business magazine in America by the Association for Business Publication Editors. Thompson began his career as a writer for publications such as The Washington Post, Governing, Practical Homeowner, Venture, and Changing Times, the precursor to the Kiplinger Letter.In 2008, Thompson received the Crain Award from American Business Media for a lifetime of achievement in business media. In 2010, he was inducted into the magazine Hall of Fame by Min magazine, a magazine for publication professionals. Thompson holds a BA in English from Northwestern University and a Masters degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri.

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