Life Dream House

1994

Most Americans buy the house they hate the least.  In an effort to help improve the quality of builders' houses, Life Magazine inaugurated its annual "Dream House" feature by commissioning a design for a small, affordable house from us.  A compact shingled mass relieved by porches, shuttered windows and dormers, our house was planned to meet a number of different but typical site conditions.  Additionally, different levels of detailing and finish appropriate to a wide variety of building budgets were possible. 

The house proved to be very popular, with Life offering its readers the opportunity to purchase working drawings.  As a result, many variations have been built across the country without our direct involvement.  But one example was constructed under our supervision by a developer, Macauley Homes, in the Legacy Park planned neighborhood in Kennesaw, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta.

RAMSA Partners Robert A.M. Stern and Gary Brewer led the design.

 

Publication: Apartment Therapy

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