The New Family Home: Creating the Perfect Home for Today and Tomorrow by by Jim Tolpin and Mary Lathrop. These days, home is often the only place to relax, escape anxiety, and enjoy time with one’s family. It’s no wonder people are now spending more money and time on their home and its comforts. Recognizing this trend, author Jim Tolpin asked some of the country’s top residential architects for examples of homes designed specifically with families in mind. Whether for traditional, single-parent, blended, or extended families, or for accommodating visiting kids and grandkids, all the homes in this book are tailored to the people who live in them.