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The simple home : the luxury of enough / Sarah Nettleton and Frank Edgerton Martin ; photographs by Randy O'Rourke.

By: Nettleton, Sarah.
Contributor(s): Martin, Frank Edgerton | O'Rourke, Randy.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Newtown, Conn. : Taunton Press, c2007Description: 249 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1561588318; 9781561588312.Subject(s): Architecture, Domestic -- Psychological aspects | Architecture -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Architecture -- United States -- History -- 21st century | Simplicity in architectureDDC classification: 720.01/9 Online resources: Table of contents only | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

For everyone who craves a simpler lifestyle, not only in how they live but also where they live, The Simple Home features 21 houses and presents six different approaches to creating a home that realizes its full potential both simply and elegantly.
We are living in complex times, in a commodified, virtual, and overstimulated culture. One response to high levels of complexity and overstimulation is to look for yet another gadget or closet organizer to simplify our lives. But the answer lies somewhere else. The road to a simpler more satisfying life begins with a clear-eyed examination of the choices we are making for our time--and that includes choices about where we want to live.
The Simple Home presents six paths to simplicity, each illustrated by human-scaled, unadorned homes with straightforward floor plans and forms. These are open, light-filled homes (with rooms or spaces that are often multipurpose) that express their beauty in their utility and practicality. Simple homes are low maintenance and often green, designed for homeowners who wish to embody a different set of values in their housing choices than the run-of-the-mill starter castles littering the landscape.
The 6 Paths to Simplicity:
1. Simple is Enough
2. Simple is Thrifty
3. Simple is Flexible
4. Simple is Timeless
5. Simple is Sustainable
6. Simple is Refined

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. 2)
  • Chapter 1 In Search of the Simple Home (p. 4)
  • Chapter 2 Simple Is Enough (p. 22)
  • Down to the Bones (p. 30)
  • Simple in the City (p. 40)
  • Little White House on the Prairie (p. 48)
  • Chapter 3 Simple Is Flexible (p. 58)
  • The Stucco-Gabled House (p. 64)
  • A Simple Barn (p. 72)
  • Simple Addition (p. 80)
  • Chapter 4 Simple Is Thrifty (p. 88)
  • Brooklyn House (p. 94)
  • Three Gables Are Just Enough (p. 102)
  • A Farmhouse in the City (p. 110)
  • Simple in Spirit (p. 118)
  • Chapter 5 Simple Is Timeless (p. 126)
  • Creole Simple (p. 132)
  • Timeless Modern (p. 142)
  • The Courtyard House (p. 152)
  • Gulf Coast Simple (p. 160)
  • Chapter 6 Simple Is Sustainable (p. 170)
  • North Shore Cabin (p. 178)
  • A Sonoma Farmhouse (p. 184)
  • By a Factor of 10 (p. 194)
  • Chapter 7 Simple Is Resolved Complexity (p. 202)
  • The L-Shaped Cottage (p. 210)
  • A Simple Compound (p. 218)
  • The Creekside House (p. 226)
  • Simple Times Seven (p. 236)
  • Afterword (p. 246)
  • Architects and Designers (p. 248)