Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Country Plans by Natalie: A Collection of Plans below 1900 Square Feet Paperback – August, 2004
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
From the Author
These homes are designed for minimum square footage and for growing and shrinking families. For those who need larger homes, many of the main rooms can be increased by a local builder. For example, add two (2) feet to the width of rooms on each side of the stairway, increasing the house length by four (4) feet. Keep in mind; do not to go beyond sixteen (16) feet, longer than 16-foot lumber lengths would require trusses, steel or other structural supports. Brick can replace the wood siding on houses for a more traditional appearance.
A quick glance shows most floor plans include front porches, and in many cases there are additional screened porches. Even in arid locales, these porches can be used for extended living areas during spring and fall seasons. A few plans show wood stoves, circulating fireplaces and greenhouses for collecting solar heat. Special designed spaces are planned for sewing, sitting areas, mud rooms, mini-offices, study lofts, utility bathrooms and study alcoves.
About the Author
Natalie Howard has designed many homes since 1958. Although her degree from Agnes Scott College is in chemistry, she chose to study architecture while her children were still young. In 1966 the Howard family moved to the beautiful North Georgia Mountains where they continue to design functional, yet pretty, country homes. This 2004 edition is an updated publication of her previous 1983 and 1993 editions of Country Plans by Natalie.