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Posted By Evelyn Lee On October 15, 2006 @ 2:33 pm In Architecture,Treehouses | 6 Comments

Kerry Jacobs, The perfect $100,000 house, Dwell founder, Perryville, MO, Crestone Colorado, Troy, NY [1]Who wouldn’t love to go on a 14,000 mile cross-country trip in search for the perfect $100,000 house? While it may sound like the impossible quest, that’s exactly what Karrie Jacobs, founding editor in chief of Dwell magazine [2] did in the summer of 2003.

Her brand new book, “The Perfect $100,000 House [3]” chronicles her journey in search of what she considered the perfect custom home: 1,000 square feet at $100 a square foot. Base on gut more than practical statistics, this number successfully lays the premise that good design doesn’t have to come at a high price.

Promising prospects were found in Crestone, Colorado, Perryvile, MO and Troy, NY — not necessarily hubs of design in the traditional sense – but places with no shortage of innovative ideas when it comes to construction techniques. “The Perfect $100,000 House [3]” makes a compelling case for the variety of options available to prospective home buyers, leaving readers to reconsider their perfect idea of “home.”

The Perfect $100,000 House

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