The book is good at what it sets out to do, explaining the home design process and giving clear suggestions and information. Explaining the best ways to work with you architect was especially interesting.
Giving it four stars rather than five only Because all the examples in the book are mansions/pretty large homes. It makes sense that since this is what the author has worked on it’s what he included, but it would have been nice to see some smaller examples and talk about the trade offs that go on there. I think it’s a bit easier to design a house when you can simply decide to add a room for each and every desire rather than thinking about how to best use space.