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Kidder does a good job laying this out.
The takeaway lessons are that you need to specify everything you can think of, and negotiate with a win-win approach when questions arise.
I first read "House" many years ago but have since read it three more times and listened to the unabridged audio of it once.
I've served in all three capacities covered in this book: customer, builder, and designer. I can say without reservation that the process as relayed by Kidder is unerringly... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I don't know what I expected but it was a bit difficult to get through and I felt like I wanted more information at the end. I guess it just wasn't my kind of book.Published 5 months ago by CJ
Tracy Kidder has a gift for making people come alive on the page. If you enjoy that, and I do, this book introduces you to some very enjoyable people undergoing a fascinating... Read morePublished 13 months ago by R.Ogden
I am enjoying this book! It is a great read on the intricacies of building a house, told in a way that captures human interest and life character building too! Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kara R. Stermitz
My first Kidder novel was "The soul of a new machine" which was recommended to me by a former manager (who was mentioned in the book) - I loved it and then read... Read morePublished 19 months ago by J. Pastorik
Fun to read and also useful to read if you are a builder, house designer or owner. I read it the first time through my love for houses and house construction, and the second time... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jimmianne
I remember when this came out and was a big hit. Gave it to a friend who was building a house, and now it seems a bit dated and cumbersome.Published 23 months ago by airie
I am married to a builder, so the idea of actually seeing how builders think about their jobs was very appealing to me. Read morePublished on November 5, 2011 by DJY51
This is a book that's been around a while (1985) but it definitely qualifies for multiple readings. The book flows like a novel as it traces the complex and often messy story of... Read morePublished on February 24, 2011 by Alison Dykstra