Thursday, June 1, 7pm CT
In person at Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
Please RSVP for the presentation here
Left Bank Books presents award winning author, former editorial director of Builder magazine, and founding editor of Residential Architect magazine
who will discuss the first book to address building a home to last for generations--the ultimate sustainability statement
The Forever Home: Designing Houses to Last a Lifetime,
in our store on June 1st at 7pm!
Join us in the store or on our YouTube Live Page.
Order copies of
from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
Thompson will personalize and sign copies for sale from Left Bank Books.
If you are unable to make it in person, leave a personalization note in your order.
Boyce Thompson is the author of Anatomy of a Great Home and The New New Home. The former editor of Builder magazine and founding editor of Residential Architect magazine, Thompson has spent more than 30 years writing about home design and construction and jurying design competitions. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.
Most people live in homes that become dysfunctional when their family circumstances change, whether it is suddenly having to work from home, new mobility challenges, or an unexpected in-law arriving on the scene. It doesn't have to be that way. Houses can be designed to accommodate family needs now and in the future.
Interviews with 20 homeowners and their designers illustrate flexible solutions to a variety of living arrangements. Combined with photographs and floor plans, the case studies represent different perspectives, from young families to divorcees, single-parent households, and retirees.
Tips at the end of each chapter address issues such as key lifestyle questions to ask before designing a forever house, where not to skimp, and how to plan spaces for double and triple duty. Designing an adaptable home has economic, environmental, and emotional rewards. With smart planning, it's possible to build a beloved house that can be passed through the generations.