- 75 Award-Winning Plans for Your Dream House, All 1,250 Square Feet or Less."
Surprisingly, the name doesn’t say it all. Most of these houses are modern contemporary. “The designs are all a direct result of several international competitions that solicited from architects the best homes of 1,250 square feet or less. Each design includes detailed floor plans, section drawings, elevations, and perspectives, as well as a description of the materials used and landscaping around the home. Keeping in mind that a chief priority for a small home is often energy efficiency, most of the plans incorporate some energy-efficient element. There are dozens of plans suitable for every environment and climate in the country.” From the same people who edited and published New Compact House Designs. Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, hardcover, 352 pages, $14.95 at Amazon.