Item description for American Dream Homes: Luxury Design : 50 New Glamour Homes by Inc. Home Planners...
Walk through the front doors of more of the most exclusive homes in the world.
American Dream Homes is another remarkable beautiful photographic collection of 50 stunning show homes.
The book is like a walking tour, walking you step-by-step through the design and decorating details.
Each outstanding home is the collaborative vision of a unique design team. From accessories to landscaping, these gorgeous homes represent the best of the home-building and decorating arts.
Best of all, readers may purchase blueprints of these fine homes and build a dream of their own.
Ranging in size from 3,000 to over 10,000 square feet, these designs include virtually every imaginable luxury: sweeping staircases, grand entries, soaring ceilings, awe-inspiring interiors and magnificent master suites.
From every corner of North America, American Dream Homes, showcases the finest projects of the brightest residential designers and decorators working today.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.8" Width: 8.2" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2002
Publisher Home Planners
ISBN 1931131082 ISBN13 9781931131087
Reviews - What do customers think about American Dream Homes: Luxury Design : 50 New Glamour Homes?
Master Bedrooms on First Floor Sep 18, 2008
I was disappointed because the majority of the plans in this book have the master bedroom on the ground floor. I've purchased 5 different new-build houses in the suburbs of NYC, Chicago and London and never come across a home with the master on the ground floor. Two realtor friends tell me they are unusual and difficult to resell unless in a retirement community. If you're looking for a ground floor master you'll probably find the book useful but anyone building a traditional house will probably be disappointed as I was.
Lots of very very expensive homes. Feb 20, 2007
I will never be able to afford any of the homes in this book, and even if I could, I don't think I'd want something that big. Regardless, it is fun to look
Good idea book Feb 15, 2006
I bought this book to get ideas for a custom home we were building. I loved the full-page color photos, and found a few ideas I could incorporate in my new home, even though it is much smaller than these plans! I love Colonial, European, and Neo-classic styles, so there were only a few homes with touches of these styles (hence, only 4 stars), but I still found the book useful. For more classic, European style homes, I highly recommend "Villa Decor - Decidedly French and Italian Style" and "French Influences", both by Betty Lou Phillips.
Not the best bang for the buck. Feb 5, 2006
The photos in this book are not exclusive, as they can be found in many other books and magazines. It is certainly a better value than "dream home" magazines that usually sell for $7 a pop at the newstands, but it pales in comparison to "Dan Sater's Luxury Home Plans". Sater's book is better in just about every way... larger format, larger pictures, thicker paper, a better selection of homes in my opinion (not to mention a few identical ones), and a lower price.
You probably already know that the purpose of these books is to sell home plans. That's why they're so cheap. From a consumer standpoint, they're fun to browse through and you don't feel any buyer's remorse since you can easily spend more money at McDonald's.
If you're looking for a book to get valuable ideas for your next home or remodel, take a look at "Home by Design" by Sarah Susanka.
Every house features full color photos! May 28, 2004
I have bought house plan books before and normally only the first few are in full color and then the rest are black and white and don't show any interior photos. This book, however, has full color photos for every house plan featured. They show a few interior pictures for each, and it is by far the best house plan book I have found. Although, every plan in this book is quite large and you'd have to be a millionaire to be able to afford them.