The Magnificent Builders and Their Dream Houses by Joseph J. Thorndike. NY: American Heritage, 1978. First edition hardcover with dust jacket. An intimate look at the most fantastic private homes in the world and the remarkable men and women who could afford to build as imaginatively as their fancies dictated. The architecture, form, art, and regality of dream houses. Louis XIV, Hadrian, Frank Lloyd Wright, Sir Walter Scott, Thomas Jefferson, the Vanderbilt Family, and more. Dust jacket wear.