We are delighted to announce the publication of Dream House, the debut novel written by Butler Armsden co-founder Catherine Armsden.  

How are we shaped by the houses we live in? When we make a house of our own, do we start fresh or try to catch the essence of houses that have been in the containers of our dreams and memories?   These questions are explored in the lush and riveting novel, Dream House, about family, love and the search for "home." After the accidental death of her parents, San Francisco architect Gina Gilbert travels to her childhood home in Maine to put family affairs in order. Dream House reveals the psychologically complex drama of Gina's family, whose broken dreams and altercations over lost historical treasures have left them with decades-old suspicions and resentments. With an architect's precision, Gina discovers how both the structure and the power of a house can uncover hidden truths and help heal the wounds of the past. Get your copy today!

With summer just around the corner we'd like to suggest picking up a copy of Beach House Happy which features our Stinson Beach House. Time to break out the flip-flops!

The award-winning Yolo County Cabin, a modernist cabin in the midst of a real working farm, has been featured in the recently published book, Back to the Cabin. The author, Dale Mulfinger, writes: "The cabin sits surrounded by cultivated fields, where the smell of newly tilled earth meets the odor of diesel fuel."  
 
To purchase this diverse compilation that explores all types of cabin living please visit Taunton Press or Amazon.

Butler Armsden is pleased to be featured in Perspectives on Design: California, a new book out this year published by Panache. 
This book looks at design in California from the unique view point of the various professionals who work together to complete a project: architects, builders, designers, artisans, artists, and other craftspeople.  Among the BAA projects profiled in this publication are the St. Helena Retreat, Cow Hollow Townhouse, Sonoma Valley Residence and AIA-Award winning Sanchez Street Residence.
 
Perspectives on Design is available for purchase at Amazon.com and BarnesBarnes and Nobleand Noble.