As the one-foot-square format suggests, this book is about carefully defined spaces and how to use it most effectively. All 25 of the recent contemporary homes featured in this book are 2500 square feet and under, with some less than 1000 square feet. And yet, all of these houses illustrate how to use limited space effectively and with great style. 25 Under 2500 feature innovatively designed second homes and primary residences by some of the top architects working today. Through the use of exceptional photography, plans, and drawings, readers will be able to plan their own dream houses as well as present solid design ideas to their own architects. There is a growing interest in smaller homes - homes that are less costly to build and easier and cheapter to maintain. Many prospective homeowners are not, however, looking for boring, cookie-cutter plans for these small houses. Rather, they are seeking creative solutions for smaller houses and innovative use of spaces within these houses. This book will appeal to first-time buyers, empty-nesters, and architects who are being challenged by their clients to design space-efficient houses.
James Grayson Trulove is the author, publisher, and editor of over 40 books on architecture, landscape architecture, and garden design.