Publisher description for The simple home : the luxury of enough / Sarah Nettleton and Frank Edgerton Martin.
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For everyone who craves a simpler lifestyle, not only in how they live but also where they live, The Simple Home features 21 houses and presents six different approaches to creating a home that realizes its full potential both simply and elegantly.
We are living in complex times, in a commodified, virtual, and overstimulated culture. One response to high levels of complexity and overstimulation is to look for yet another gadget or closet organizer to simplify our lives. But the answer lies somewhere else. The road to a simpler more satisfying life begins with a clear-eyed examination of the choices we are making for our time--and that includes choices about where we want to live.
The Simple Home presents six paths to simplicity, each illustrated by human-scaled, unadorned homes with straightforward floor plans and forms. These are open, light-filled homes (with rooms or spaces that are often multipurpose) that express their beauty in their utility and practicality. Simple homes are low maintenance and often green, designed for homeowners who wish to embody a different set of values in their housing choices than the run-of-the-mill starter castles littering the landscape.
The 6 Paths to Simplicity:
____1. Simple is Enough
____2. Simple is Thrifty
____3. Simple is Flexible
____4. Simple is Timeless
____5. Simple is Sustainable
____6. Simple is Refined
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Architecture, Domestic -- Psychological aspects.
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century.
Architecture -- United States -- 21st century.
Simplicity in architecture.