[Editor's note: We are saddened to learn that Gordon F. Tully passed on March 10, 2021. Our heart's go out to his wife, Ellen, and the many friends he met along the way. He was an extremely thoughtful and talented teacher championing good design not only for aesthetics but also performance and affordability. His website achitully.com provides a full view into the depth and breadth of his knowledge and insight. Here in JLC, Tully leaves with us a legacy of his teaching, which we are grateful to be able to share and honored to preserve. This article is one example. For more, see the sidebar below, or (for all his articles) click on his byline above. ]

Choosing the right style as a prototype is the key to building a handsome and affordable home that has a small "environmental footprint."

or Register to continue reading