The House with Sixteen Handmade Doors; A Tale of Architectural Choice and Craftsmanship

New York: W. W. Norton, 2014. Stated First Edition. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. 297, indexed, illustrated in b/w photographs. As New in Fine DJ. Item #22509

When the author bought a charming but modest 60-year-old island retreat in coastal Maine, he couldn't help but admire its unusual construction. An eminent expert on engineering, history, and design, he began wondering about the place's origins and evolution. Sleuthing around dimly lit closets, knotty-pine wall panels, and even a secret passage - but never removing so much as a nail - he zooms in on the details and also steps back to examine the structure in the context of its time and place. This ode to loving design will leave readers enchanted and inspired.

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