Creating the Not So Big House: Insights and Ideas for the New American Home
The Not So Big House created a movement that is changing the way people think about the American home. That groundbreaking book proposed a new blueprint for the American home: a house that values quality over quantity, with an emphasis on comfort and beauty, a high level of detail, and a floor plan designed for today's informal lifestyle.
Creating the Not So Big House is the blueprint in action. Focusing on key design strategies such as visual weight, layering, and framed openings, Sarah Susanka takes an up-close look at 25 houses designed according to Not So Big principles. The houses are from all over North America in a rich variety of styles -- from a tiny New York apartment to a southwestern adobe, a traditional Minnesota farmhouse, and a cottage community in the Pacific Northwest. Whether new or remodeled, these one-of-a-kind homes provide all the inspiration you need to create your own Not So Big House.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kirstenn - LibraryThing
A great resource for ideas. I didn't realize when I put it on hold at the library that it's a book of house plans, addressing the question many people had after reading Susanka's first book - "how can ... Read full review
Creating the not so big house: insights and ideas for the new American homeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Susanka's very successful The Not-So-Big House (LJ 9/15/98) nimbly capitalized on the 1990s small-is-beautiful wave that touted voluntary simplicity, downsizing, and contentment with one's lot in life ... Read full review