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LIKE OLD HOMES BUT BUILDING NEW? THIS IS A MUST HAVE BOOK.,
This review is from: Creating a New Old House: Yesterday's Character for Today's Home (Hardcover)
Planning to design and build a new home that appears old is no easy task. After owning homes as old as 160 years old, we decided to build a home with all the character of something old but with all the benefits of new. Russell Versaci writes a tremendous text explaining briefly the do's and don'ts, why's and how's. A visit to his architecture firm's website shows some of his other projects. A talented architect, and now a talented author. These homes are not cheap to design and build. I was quoted by architects listed in the book that to build a home designed to their level of detail can run $300-$400/ sq.ft. including design fees. An individual attempting to build such a home will no doubt hire an architect. This book will provide important references, and stimulate ideas, while working with your architect and builder.