Menlo Park, CA: Lane Books, 1973. Fifth printing. Cloth over Boards. Quarto, pp. 176, illustrated w/ b/w drawings, floor plans, and photographs. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #20545
Here is the most comprehensive study ever published on the many ways to plan, evaluate, and construct a beautiful home based upon a skillful blending of contemporary features and the time-tested advantages of the old Western ranch house. For over a century the Western ranch house has been one of the most livable types of homes that can be built. It requires exceptional skill to blend contemporary design and materials with the best elements of the old Spanish. The author, whom Life magazine has named "dean of modern ranch house architects, enjoyed lasting success at this. This book evaluates his 25 years of work, thinking, and building ranch houses in all parts of the West, much of the United States, and abroad. From the Old House Journal reference library.