The New City Home profiles 25 houses from major metropolitan areas, focusing on innovative design ideas for meeting the chalenges of urban living. Cities are growing and inner cities are being redeveloped. They have always been meccas for culture and business - and now they are being rediscovered for residential use as well. However, home ownership in major metropolitan areas presents some unique challenges, such as how to make the most of limited space, bring in light and views, reduce noise, maintain privacy, and live in a building with historic landmark status. This book provides creative, city-tested solutions to the challenges of metro living with design ideas for a wide variety of urban living spaces (from lofts to apartments to townhouses). Full colour, innovative ideas for creating a comfortable city home. Houses represent a broad range of fashionable metro-building types (lofts, apartments, townhouses) and the full spectrum of homeowner type (single young people, married couples, essential service workers). Many of the design solutions presented can be applied to any multi-residential situations, not just major metropolitan areas.