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Description - High Fit Home: Designing Your Home For Health And Fitness by Joan Vos Macdonald

In today's increasingly health-conscious world, homeowners are paying more attention to creating spaces conducive to a fit lifestyle. The possibilities available go far beyond building a home gym that you may or may not ever use. Whether by grand staircases for daily exercise or thoughtful floor plans to encourage walking or even cleverly incorporated climbing walls, indoor pools, or other sporting elements, your home can promote good health through its design. High Fit Home examines this phenomenon through fully illustrated profiles of over a dozen homes that architecturally create health-conscious environments. Featured Projects include:Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Princeton, New Jersey)Sprint Headquarters (Overland Park, Kansas)Lawson/Westen House (Los Angeles, California)Aronoff Guesthouse (Santa Monica, California)The Pool House (Utah)The Tennis House (Connecticut)The VXO House (London, UK)The Millennium Apartment (New York, New York)The Bachelor House (Minneapolis, Minnesota)Murray Street Sky Court (New York, New York)The Sinnott Residence (Los Angeles, California)The Adirondack Camp House (Connecticut)Ninevah Beach House (Sag Habor, New York)The Spine House (Cologne, Germany)The Gipsy Trail House (Croton, New York)The Mountain House (Stratton, Vermont)The Carriage House (New York)The Ess House (Seattle, Washington)The Lake Michigan House (Michigan)Ten Broeck House (Columbia County, New York)Park Slope Townhouse (Brooklyn, New York)Atlanta Residence (Atlanta, Georgia)

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780060751616
ISBN-10: 0060751614
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 5-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joan Vos Macdonald

Joan Vos MacDonald is the author of the books "Cyber safety" and "Nicotine". Focusing on the subjects of health and architecture; she has written and edited for "American Baby", "Consumer Reports" Books; "House Beautiful"; and Whitney Library of Design, among others. A former staff writer for "The Journal News", MacDonald is now an editor and vice-president at North American Precis Syndicate.