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Little Book of Log Cabins: How to Build and Furnish Them

by William S. Wicks

Handy how-to manual, with instructions and illustrations for building cabins in the Adirondack style, fireplaces, stairways, furniture, beamed ceilings, and more. 102 line drawings.


New Life for Old Houses: A Guide to Restoration and Repair

by George Stephen

Easy-to-understand introduction to good design and rehabilitation explains everything from selecting an architect and choosing appropriate materials to restoring interiors from ceiling to floor. 300 illustrations....


Small Brick Houses of the Twenties

by Ralph P. Stoddard

35 sets of floor plans, elevations, and specifications depict a wide variety of structures — from bungalows and cottages to single- and double-car garages and multiple-dwelling buildings.


Old-Time Gates and Fences and How to Build Them

by George A. Martin

First published over a century ago, this practical guide shows how to add traditional fences, gates, and bridges to your house, farm, or garden. More than 300 illustrations accompany straightforward instructions....


Turn-of-the-Century House Designs: With Floor Plans, Elevations and Interior Details of 24 Residences

by William T. Comstock

Designs and plans for constructing country homes with over 130 illustrations depicting interior and exterior designs, perspectives, and more.


A Victorian Housebuilder's Guide: Woodward's National Architect of 1869

by George E. Woodward & Edward G. Thompson

Plans and specifications for 20 distinctive Victorian structures, from a simple cottage to an ornate brick villa. Over 580 black-and-white illustrations.


More Craftsman Homes

by Gustav Stickley

Stickley pioneered a style of architecture that came to be known as Mission. Complete plans for 78 authentic Mission-style dwellings are reprinted here from an original 1912 publication with over 300 black-and-white...


Victorian Cottage Residences

by Andrew Jackson Downing

This incredibly rich, firsthand source for the most popular styles of 19th-century Victorian architecture presents 26 cottage designs — including Gothic, bracketed, Italianate, "rustic," more — and 155 illustrations...


Barber's Turn-of-the-Century Houses: Elevations and Floor Plans

by George F. Barber

Created by a noted Knoxville, Tennessee, firm with a successful mail-order business, this architectural snapshot features working floor plans and fine drawings of over 80 distinctive vintage dwellings.


American Country Houses of the Gilded Age: (Sheldon's "Artistic Country-Seats")

by A. Lewis

Reproduces all of Sheldon's fascinating and historically important photographs and plans for a total of 97 buildings (93 houses, 4 casinos) built during the 1880s. Approximately 200 illustrations.


Small Houses of the Forties: With Illustrations and Floor Plans

by Harold E. Group

56 floor plans and elevations of houses that originally cost less than $15,000 to build. Recommended by financial institutions of the era, they range from Colonials to Cape Cods.


Victorian Wooden and Brick Houses with Details

by A. J. Bicknell & Co.

81 illustrations depict floor plans, elevations, and other details of suburban residences, capturing the elaborate, distinctive beauty of Victorian-era cornices, staircases, gables, verandas, doors, dormers,...


124 Distinctive House Designs and Floor Plans, 1929

by National Building Publications

Meticulous reproduction of rare catalog offers a beautifully illustrated look at homes intended for budgets from $3,500 to $15,000. Designs include such special features as built-in cabinets and clothes chutes....


Victorian Domestic Architectural Plans and Details: 734 Scale Drawings of Doorways, Windows, Staircases, Moldings, Cornices, and Other Elements

by William T. Comstock

Rare treasury of floor plans, elevations, perspective drawings for houses and cottages in Queen Anne, Eastlake, Elizabethan, Colonial, other styles. Large engraved plates also contain scaled drawings of nearly...


Sears House Designs of the Thirties

by Roebuck and Co. Sears

68 Sears-designed homes display handsome exterior and interior views — with vestibules, breakfast alcoves, massive chimneys, unusual roof lines, and other attractive features. Over 200 black-and-white illustrations....


Sears Modern Homes, 1913

by Roebuck and Co. Sears

Reproduced from a rare edition, this book features 112 designs for homes of "comfort and refinement," with external views, floor plans, and other details. 400 illustrations.


Victorian City and Country Houses: Plans and Details

by Geo E. Woodward

Detailed volume includes 100 front and side elevations, floor plans for five city houses, a country house with a French roof, a summer house, various cottages, more.


Passive Solar Architecture: Heating, Cooling, Ventilation, Daylighting and More Using Natural Flows

by David Bainbridge & Ken Haggard

New buildings can be designed to be solar oriented, naturally heated and cooled, naturally lit and ventilated, and made with renewable, sustainable materials-no matter the location or climate.

In this comprehensive...


How to Open & Operate a Financially Successful Interior Design Business

by Diane Leone

Interior design has become a booming industry in recent years with interior designers who own their own firms pulling a median income of $75,000. Thousands of homes are up for sale in the United States today,...


The Complete Guide to Your New Root Cellar: How to Build an Underground Root Cellar and Use It for Natural Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

by Julie Fryer

Fruits and vegetables are some of the most expensive parts of any regular menu in your home. The cost of maintaining a healthy supply of these necessary staples is becoming harder and harder for many families....