Home builders, practicing architects and engineers know that labor and materials for the structural frame — walls, floors, roof — of a house represent a small fraction of the total cost of a completed home ready for occupancy.
While you might anticipate a household that occasionally has all nine family members in residence could be chaotic, the design of the home with wide hallways, high ceilings, warm materials and expanses of glass walls provides an unexpected serenity.
By Michele Lerner
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