"What we build defines us," says Hull. "Over the last 60 years, we have become so fixated with building homes as cheaply and fast as possible that we no longer remember how to build a beautiful home that lasts. New homes today are often showy, gaudy and downright ugly. They are built without much care or consideration and have no design philosophy or lasting appeal to them."
In "Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age" Hull dares us to slow down and ask ourselves: What happened to craft? What happened to the art of building? What are we communicating to our children by the homes we choose? How can we find a way to build something timeless that still weaves a tale of character, values, history and heart? He touches on the subject of how our society is set on building "McMansions" and why this is reflective of a shift in values that will impact future generations.
"We have come to see houses as a tradable commodity," says Hull. "We need to be careful of fooling ourselves into thinking that a bottom-line mentality is the best way to approach building a home. In fact, the contrast between the way we build today and how structures used to be built has become increasingly more vivid. Our values and what we believe about life have also changed."
For Hull, the main goal in writing this book is to help people understand that the house they build defines them and in turn defines our society. He teaches valuable lessons that might otherwise be lost in the technology obsessed and materialistic world we live in today.
Inspiring, informative and motivating, "Building a Timeless House in an Instant Age" provides readers with the tools to begin their own journey of discovery. A journey that starts by building a great team, specifically choosing the right architect and builder to bring your vision to life.
"Now is the time to examine ourselves, our motives and our hearts," Hull implores. "May your home tell the story you want to tell. May your house be timeless."
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